Help! Which organization project to tackle next?
I've been feeling overwhelmed by all the organizing projects I want to tackle. We moved recently and nearly every closet, cabinet, and drawer needs to be better organized. So, what did I do?
Well, of course I created a pretty printable, but I also came up with a unique system for rating and prioritizing the projects. After writing down all the organizing projects I need to tackle, I also wrote an estimate of how long each one would take. The next part might seem a little unusual, but I think it will work wonderfully.
I also gave each project an “annoyance factor” rating. What's an annoyance factor? Quite simply, it's how much not having that project done bothers me. I used a simple scale from 1 to 5. Five means it really, really bothers me and one means I hardly notice.
For example, I use the kitchen junk drawer all the time, so having it messy really bothers me. Therefore, I gave it 5. That combined with the fact that it only takes 15 minutes to organize means I should probably tackle it first.
My storage room is something that I almost never see, so I gave it a 1. Since it will also take several hours, that's one of the things I'll tackle last.
That's all there is to it. It's not an exact science, but it will really help me decide what projects to work on next. Click the image below to download the printable I made for yourself.
I hope you enjoy the printable. I'd love to hear how you prioritize your projects. Comment below to share.
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What a great layout. So simple and yet totally inspires me to get things done. I think the difference is the addition of the “Annoyance Factor” column. Ironically, this is often a reason that I will skip OVER a project. Typical procrastinator, right?? ….especially if it’s something I don’t like doing. But the annoyance factor there staring back at me is saying “pick me! I will make you SOOOOO happy if you don’t have to look at me anymore!” …and it will draw me in. Thanks for this idea, I’ve copied in written form into my bullet journal. <3