I am currently working with a client who has discovered that she has ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). She is working with me to learn how to create a system for getting and staying organized.
One of the things I suggested she do on a daily basis, when I am not physically there with her to coach her, is to simply take just 5 minutes a day to focus on one area of her home and declutter it by putting things away. Basically, straightening up.
Granted, things need to have a home to begin with so that they can be put away. That is what I am working on with her during our sessions. However, in the meantime, she has taken my advice and has begun practicing this ritual. To her surprise, she has found that just those 5 minutes a day can really make a difference. Sometimes, she is feeling so productive, she takes more than just 5 minutes, but the 5 minutes is the minimum.
Consistency is the key to success and if you just commit that short amount of time each and every day, you will find that you can keep it under control. If there are other family members, get them to do the same thing with a particular area of the home. Just having each of them put things away for about 5 minutes a day can add up to a lot of decluttering in one day!
Give it a try and let me know how you make out.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of getting organized, simply contact A BETTER SPACE. I will be more than happy to help.
Enjoy your week!