Day 27 – The Right Tools for the Job: Be Prepared to Get Organised

Getting organised is 33% inspiration, 33% preparation, and 33% taking action. With a little bit left over for problem solving. Once you know what you want to do and before you can do it, you need to get the right tools for the job. Without them, you may abandon the course and things could be worse off than they were to begin with.

Getting organised is about making a commitment to solving the storage or efficiency issues that clutter your home and other spaces. In order to do that, an investment is going to be necessary. To the extent you are willing to get the right tools for the job, you will see success easier and quicker. Some jobs don’t require much while others may require a contractor or some sort of financial infusion.

When you decide to tackle any organisational needs of your home and other spaces, consider these options:

Hiring the people with the tools: If the tools you’ll need are an investment, it might make more sense to hire someone else to do the work. Revamping your kitchen might not make sense if you have to buy power tools or other large-scale items that you will only use once. Weigh the benefits and disadvantages of paying for done for you services rather than DIY.

Renting tools and equipment: Some tools and equipment can be rented. From diggers to cement mixers, saws, and nail guns, there are rental companies that supply DIY needs.

Making an investment: If you discover you love demolition and light construction, it may be time to invest in your own equipment or tools. Making a purchase might justify taking on more and bigger organisational projects.

Consider this: Before you say yes to any project, do your homework. Be realistic about what tools are needed for the job. From closet/built in wardrobe organisers to matching containers for a pantry, understanding what the financial investment will be to do the job right can help determine if you can dive right in or need to make a budget and save for the right time.

Taking on an organisational challenge can be frustrating if you don’t have the right tools for the job. It can increase the possibility of quitting – which will only make things worse. Pre-planning and creating a checklist and action plan will help keep you on track, on budget, and motivated. The more prepared you are, the easier and more fun your projects will be.

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