1. Organizing an entire room can feel really overwhelming when you have low-energy. But maybe organizing a single drawer or cabinet feels more “do-able.” See if you can break your project down into chunks that you do over a few weeks rather than within one marathon session.
2. It can be hard to know where to start organizing, which can zap even more energy. Pick one category of things to remove from the room and focus on just that one category. For example, maybe you just focus on getting all of the dirty clothes out of the bedroom. Or all of the dirty dishes and cups out of the living room.
3. Turn on your favorite high-energy music to get you in the mood for organizing.
4. Let yourself eat/drink your favorite treats as you work on your project. (This is my approach when I’m facing down a couple of hours of dreaded admin tasks!)
5. Enlist a buddy to help you. It’s amazing how having a friend beside you can boost your energy. You might even trade tasks: she helps you organize a room; you help her bake the cupcakes for her child’s birthday party.
6. Put a picture on your fridge or write yourself a short note reminding yourself why you are trying to get organized. It can be as simple as saying “I want to organize my kitchen so I can cook dinner.” Reminding yourself of your goals can give you a boost of energy.
7. Bring in one of our friendly, non-judgmental home organizers to to help you. We have helped many people with low-energy reclaim their space, and we would love to lend you a hand!