10 Ways to Start Small

Overwhelmed by your big organizing project? Start small.

  1. Clear out the junk drawer.
  2. Clean out your purse or backpack.
  3. Sort the mail on the kitchen counter.
  4. Empty the dishwasher.
  5. Group the DVDs.
  6. Shelve the books.
  7. Donate the unworn coats in the closet.
  8. Recycle unread magazines.
  9. Corral the toys.
  10. Gather the laundry.

Now schedule the task you just did again in the future.

Getting Organized is a project. Stay organized is a life style.


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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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