28 Days To Living Organized – Day 2 – Assess the Situation

28 days to Living Organized

Assess the Situation

We have admitted there is a problem. I recognize that my kitchen island is a collector of clutter. That’s a good first step but in order to actually work toward a solution we need to assess the problem in more detail.
What this means is actually looking at the clutter that’s there and putting a name & category on each thing.
Here’s what is there today…
  • Utility bill statements (not bills, just statements)
  • Investment account statements
  • Bills to be paid
  • Statement stubs from paid bills
  • Children’s books to be given to charity
  • A calendar I bought for my mom (2010 – hmmm…. Probably should have sent that already)
  • An HOA letter that needs to be acted upon
  • A contractor bid that needs to be acted upon and filed
  • Hair clips & rubber bands for my daughter
If I had to categorize these, I could come up with three general categories.
  1. FILING
  2. ACTION NEEDED
  3. MISPLACED ITEMS (not in the right home)
Tomorrow we’ll dig deeper into our solutions.