That's why this article from Bright Nest makes so much sense. The concept of starting with a small space isn't exactly rocket science, so to speak, but it's easy to overlook its benefits:
- Putting a halt to the procrastination process and starting somewhere, no matter how small, often energizes us to tackle bigger spaces;
- De-cluttering is de-cluttering. Reclaiming a space, no matter how small, is a step on the road to organization;
- Smaller spaces can be easier to keep neat in the long run, and a succession of neat spaces that stay that way contributes to overall organization.
Still overwhelmed? Trying the Give it Five! trick. Set a timer for five minutes, and when it goes off, you're finished. You can keep working if you wish, of course, but you can also walk away.
So where will you start?