28 days to Living Organized
Assess the Situation
We have admitted there is a problem. I recognize that my kitchen island is a collector of clutter. That’s a good first step but in order to actually work toward a solution we need to assess the problem in more detail.
What this means is actually looking at the clutter that’s there and putting a name & category on each thing.
Here’s what is there today…
Utility bill statements (not bills, just statements)
Investment account statements
Bills to be paid
Statement stubs from paid bills
Children’s books to be given to charity
A calendar I bought for my mom (2010 – hmmm…. Probably should have sent that already)
An HOA letter that needs to be acted upon
A contractor bid that needs to be acted upon and filed
Hair clips & rubber bands for my daughter
If I had to categorize these, I could come up with three general categories.
MISPLACED ITEMS (not in the right home)
Tomorrow we’ll dig deeper into our solutions.