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Categories For A Power Sorting

Categories For A Power Sorting

My wonderful clients know I have one simple rule at the Decision Table: “Nothing stays on the table.” When sorting a large quantity of stuff, it is important to recognize that EVERYTHING has a category and, therefore, a plan forward. Some categories, like “toss” and “donate” are obvious, but to keep the momentum going, you need more options. Here are a few.

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W.A.P.!

Originally from Matt Baier’s Organizing Works Newsletter, December 2007 WAP! At the risk of losing business, I will admit to something you probably already know:  organizing is not brain surgery.  In fact, you probably get more frustrated when you can’t get organized BECAUSE you know it shouldn’t be so hard.  Once again, the culprit is “more” not “less.”  I’m talking about “more” thinking than is helpful.  If you find yourself getting stuck with what to do with an item, forget all of those complicated organizing principals you may have heard (Even if they’ve come from me!) and just remember this simple acronym:  W.A.P.! 1. W is for WHY.  Pick up any item from a cluttered surface and ask, “Why am I keeping this?”  The “W” does not stand for “where” as in “where should I put this?”  If you cannot answer “why” you are keeping something, the “where” is irrelevant.  The “why” doesn’t have to be as important as tax information or proof of residence.  For example, I keep a ratty, old matchbook, which, if seen in a pile of […]

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