This is how I think about beginning to get organized. For the person whose overwhelmed cry is “I don’t know where to start,” I recommend finding the pebble in your shoe.
What is one small thing that constantly annoys you, makes your life more difficult, or keeps you from relaxing in a room? It is a jumbled bathroom drawer? A crammed recipe box that overflows when you try to find something? A desk, bed, or dining room table that is so covered with stuff you never get to use it for its intended purpose?
Whatever your pebble is – start there. Tackle that one little stone. If you have no clue how to organize it, send me a comment with your problem. I’ll be happy to give you ideas. Then relax, and enjoy your accomplishment. Other stones may be staring you in the face, but ignore them for a while. Revel in your newly organized space. Soon, you’ll be recharged and ready to tackle that next pebble in your shoe.
Simplicity Tip of the Day – Start small. Organize the little things that bother you first. This will give you confidence, experience, and time to consider the next pebble you want to kick.