Presentation on theme: "Clear the Clutter – Change Your Life “Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like."— Presentation transcript:
Clear the Clutter – Change Your Life “Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand, and melting like a snowflake.” – Marie Ray
Clear the Clutter Change Your Life July 25, 2014 AGFOA By Becca Clark Professional Organizer
Beyond the Clutter The Issues Overwhelm Lost Productivity Top Tips The Big 3 Organize Your Stuff Tame the Paper Monster Time Flies
Not Enough ?
Too Much ?
Ta Da…The After!
Impact of Excess Health and Safety Stress and Overwhelm What is Important?
How Did We Get Here? Over-owning “Affluenza” Tyranny of Choice Indecision Pareto Principle – 80/20 Rule
Lessons from Flatware
The Big 3 Do This and You’ll Get and Stay Organized –1. Right-size it –2. Give it a home –3. Find it fast
Top Tips Key Concepts Visualize the end result Keep it small Storage vs. retrieval Like with like Corral that stuff Vertical space Label it
How to Clear SPACE Sort Purge Assign a home Containerize Evaluate
Visual Preference – Stuff In
Visual Preference – Stuff Out
Focus and Filter Focus Laser focus“for this moment” Filter Choose what is truly important Mental clutter
It’s About Time Key Concepts TANGIBLE and FINITE – Your 96 Blocks Schedule free time on ONE calendar Try a Timer “Time management is a misnomer. The challenge is to manage ourselves.” - Stephen Covey
Write in the Margins “An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.” - Bonnie Friedman
Time Sucks #1 Cause of Disorganization??
Time Sucks Just Say No Multi-Tasking Distractions Infomania
Just Do It! Procrastination Busters Perfectionism vs. Excellence “I’m careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.” - Michael J. Fox Break it up Get accountable Start with 80% How much is quality worth?
Work and Time Dismiss Distractions Visitors Friends and Family Note to Self…. “Am I inventing things to do to avoid doing what’s really important?”
Clear the Clutter – Change Your Life “Simply remember that everything you add to your life that is not important, detracts from everything that is.” - Dave Friedlander