Guilt is anger directed at ourselves.end quote

— Peter McWilliams
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Day 1: Get Into the (Organizing) Groove

"Don't agonize. Organize." —Florence Kennedy

Did you know that Americans spend 9 millions hours every year looking for something they've misplaced? If you're tired of being part of that statistic, you've come to the right place. Over the next 30 days, we'll tell you exactly how to get your life organized, one step at a time.

As a matter of fact, you can start right now. What's the most disorganized area of your life—the one that makes you absolutely crazy? Your closet? Your home office? The kids' playroom? You can take the first step towards getting it organized today—creating a vision.

Physically go to this area and imagine how you want it to be—not in terms of expensive furnishings or other items you could buy; this isn't about spending a lot of money. Just think about how you want it to feel. If it helps, use a pen and notepad to draw a diagram or make notes of what you would like to see.

If you want, do the same for other disorganized areas. Make a list of all the things in your life that need organizing—i.e., your car, living room, email—in order of importance. Establishing a clear vision for each will help to motivate you on your path to complete organization.