Many folks find the idea of organizing scarier than a ghost. It’s often pushed to the bottom of the to-do list, trailing behind countless other chores. But nearly everyone yearns for better organization, like how kids crave Halloween candy. So why the disconnect?
After 15 years in the business, I can tell you it’s a combination of two things. First, the fear of starting, not knowing when, where, or how to begin. Many people feel the pressure to do it all at once, or they don’t do it at all, thanks to those perfectionist goblins lurking in the shadows.
The second reason is the haunting memories of past organizational attempts gone awry. We’ve all been there – pulled everything out of the closet, made a colossal mess, felt overwhelmed, and then ran away like a ghost in the night.
But organizing is a process, a daily ritual of sorting, editing, and organizing – it’s not a one-night stand with your clutter. I’m here to give you a few tricks and treats to change your mindset about it.
For the next seven days, set aside 15 minutes each day to organize small spaces. Here are seven spine-chilling examples to get you started:
If your keys wander off like lost souls, hang a hook, get a table, or even a shelf by the door. This will save you an average of 10 minutes a day – a whole day’s worth of time!
Open a drawer in your kitchen and confront the ghastly contents within. Be ruthless – you don’t need six spatulas haunting your kitchen. Choose your top three and move on.
Dare to open the front hall closet and confront the spirits lurking within. Is your spring jacket still hanging there? It’s time to put it away. Coats and shoes your little goblins have outgrown? Donate them now. Sort, edit, and resurrect that space!
Tackle the medicine cabinet, which may be hiding expired potions, old toothbrushes, and makeup so old it’s practically a mummy. Sort it, wipe it down, dispose of expired medicine properly, and restock as needed.
Polish the silver, just in time for your winter gatherings and dinner parties. Make your serving pieces and candlesticks shine before the big event. Order silver cleaner in advance, so you’re ready to enchant your guests.
Update the monthly calendar – it’s like casting a spell to keep your family organized. Post it where everyone can see, and update it as changes occur. Regularly maintaining your calendar will save you from magical headaches.
Open the mail – it might not be as exciting as opening a magic scroll, but take 15 minutes to deal with it immediately. Pay bills online, RSVP for parties, recycle junk mail, and read your magazines. It’s a quick spell for staying on top of things and rewarding yourself with some me-time.
Don’t forget your reward after 15 minutes of organization. Here are seven Halloween-themed treats to choose from:
- A witch’s brew of coffee or tea.
- Watch your favorite spooky TV show.
- A relaxing bath to calm your inner werewolf.
- A sinisterly delicious dinner out.
- A moonlit walk under the stars.
- Treat yourself to a manicure or massage.
- Call a friend and catch up on the latest haunted gossip.
The reward is your magic potion for motivation as you move on to the next session. Challenge yourself to follow these tips for the next seven days, and you’ll witness the immediate transformation in your life.
Share your progress with me – I have faith in your success!
If it still feels too overwhelming, don’t be afraid to give us a call. We’d be thrilled to come in and exorcise your organizational demons.
Happy Organizing, and have a spook-tacular time! 🎃👻