Visualize how you want your office to look and function before you start your organizing project. See yourself creating the space you desire with ease. Affirm that this project will go smoothly and that you will be able to quickly make decisions on what to keep and what to pass on. See yourself meeting clients in this newly created organized space and feeling confident that you will close the deal.
You know where all of your client files are located, you can quickly create a marketing packet for the networking meeting in 15 minutes, you know that all of your supplies are ready within arm’s reach and you know that the support you need is in place to carry out the process. You move like water in a river; flowing over and around obstacles with great ease. You know right where everything is and you know just what to do. With this vision in mind you are ready to get started. You now have the mental picture of your office and you may want to take time to actually draw a picture if you are a visual learner. This will help keep you on track if you start to feel overwhelmed with the process.
Organizing can be physically tasking on a body as well. If you have heavy furniture that needs to be moved, you need to ask for help. You also need to prepare yourself physically by drinking a lot of water and eating throughout the process. You can quickly deplete your energy if you are not careful and if you push yourself too hard. Take frequent breaks to close your eyes and see that end result, drink some water and eat a snack.
Congratulate yourself during your process as well. Celebrate in the success that you are creating for yourself. Your commitment to getting organized is an amazing step in the right direction for your business and for you personally.
Ask yourself, Who uses the space that is to be organized? Make sure that they are on board with your organizing efforts and work together to create a plan for your space. How much time can we dedicate to this project? When starting to organize a physical space, you will quickly become overwhelmed if you don’t set some parameters at the beginning of the project.
When taking everything out of the space and sorting each item, we create massive piles that seem even more disorganized than when we had everything hidden behind doors and drawers. You need to designate an amount of time and make sure to only work in one section at a time so that everything can be put back at the end of your session. Typically, you can sort an office in 4-6 hours. If you only have 2 hour chunks of time, I suggest that you just focus on zones in your office. The Easy Way to Organize: How to Get Rid of the Mess Without the Stress
For example; start with the horizontal surfaces first. Clear those into your sorting tubs and then on the next section do the upper cabinets, then lower cabinets, saving the file cabinets for last. I talked about sorting tubs. You want to make sure that you have all of the organizing supplies that you will need in order to be successful in your efforts. Tubs or totes, garbage cans, labels, timer, and help.
We have 4 week Group Organizing Accountability Coaching programs dedicated to supporting you with your organizing efforts. You can also join a supportive mastermind team with Chicks Connect to keep you accountable and celebrate with you along the way.
Chicks Connect CEO and Founder