10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Sorting Through Your Piles
Everyday our countertops and desks get bombarded with papers, notes, phone messages, school papers, mail, and of course all the “stuff” we have to print out from our computers! I’ve developed the “5 W’s of Organizing that I’d like to share with you. By the way – you can ask yourself these questions for anything in your life you need to sort through.
The 5 W’s of Organizing Questions
As you pick up each piece of paper to sort and go through ask yourself the following questions:
- WHO does this belong to?
- WHO needs this?
- WHAT use is this?
- WHAT do I need it for?
- WHEN will I need this?
- WHEN will I use it?
- WHERE will I find this?
- WHERE does it belong?
- WHY do I have this?
- WHY do I want this?
You’ll be asking these questions when you get “stuck” or can’t figure out if you should keep, toss, or where it should “live” when you begin to sort.
Next time I’ll reveal my TEASER – a unique and complete way to sort through ANYTHING in your life!
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