Are you full of ideas on how to get organized but never seem to get started?
Have you identified various spaces in your home that need some organizing love but have yet to act on them?
Do you have oodles of Pinterest boards devoted to organizing solutions, but haven't tried nary a one?
What's so hard is trying to decide which organizing goal to pursue.
Here's a 3-step strategy that may help... Let's QEP it out!
- Is it Quick?
- Is it Easy?
- Will it boost my Productivity?
These are the 3 questions you should be asking yourself to determine the next organizing goal, project or task you should be working on!
Here are some examples of how to use this filter...
- Weeding through my recipe collection may be easy, but with 6 binders to go through it won't be quick and I'm pressed for time.
- Finding a new to-do list app will probably improve my productivity, but I'm horrible with figuring out technology so it won't be easy.
- Shredding my junk mail each night is quick, but it takes away my productive time to be making dinner.
Do you see how going through this 3-step process can help you better determine what you should be focusing on and how you'll get the most bang for your buck?
Too often people make poor choices about what to focus their time and energy on to improve the organization in their environment.
Their selections are typically based on their own biases and whether something is NEW, CLEVER or FUN. These tactics will make you feel good but won't make you more productive in the long run.
Now it's not to say that your other organizing goals shouldn't be acted upon, it's just that by asking these 3 questions will help you narrow down what needs priority first. You can focus on the other stuff after the important things are taken care of.
Will the QEP method work for you?