If you are tackling a cleaning or organizing project on your own, start where you’ll see the most progress quickly. Break up large spaces or large projects into smaller chunks so you see progress and don’t burn out from being overwhelmed.
Clean and organized spaces become fun to use
Even if it is a pantry, utility closet, or coat room, a space that has been decluttered, cleaned, freshened up, and organized becomes fun to use again. Whether you use labeled bins, cute baskets, new shelving unit, or new coat hooks with a fresh coat of paint on the walls, a new usable space becomes a much more pleasant experience for all. Messy kids can become better at putting their stuff away if they know where it goes. Try it and see.
Still not motivated?
Then give the timer method a try! Setting a timer can be one of the best ways to see progress quickly, without spending the whole day on project. Don’t rush out and buy a timer, as you likely have one on your stove, microwave, or phone you can use.
The idea is to use a timer to allow you to focus 100% on the task at hand. Don’t worry about missing your next appointment or letting too much time slip away. The timer will do that work for you. Simply set the timer for 15 minutes and get ready to tackle the project.