I have always approached getting organized in a postive way. When all my clients can see is the clutter, I see potential. Also, I never thought it was productive to look at a large project with the only approach to getting organized as what is being eliminated.
What I mean by that is, instead of viewing what needs to be eliminated, I take the approach of what needs to be kept. I find it much easier to approach any organizing project this way.
Most times, people are overwhelmed because they don't know what to take away from the picture. Instead, I suggest looking at what is important enough to keep. The remainder will automatically become what gets eliminated.
This works well for adults and children alike. When parents are helping their children decide what to keep and what to toss, I have them go in with a positive approach as to what are the favorites. It makes it a lot easier to get through the process.
So, the next time you are working on an organizing project, try the positive approach. I guarantee it will be a much more pleasant experience.
If you are feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of getting organized and have difficulty picking your favorites (it can't be everything!), don't hesitate to contact me. I am here to help.
Have a great week and happy organizing!