Since I got on Twitter (come follow me: @ClaireTompkins), the microblogging site, I’ve been thinking about other applications of “micro.” Can it work for organizing? Sure! Here are some ideas for organizing at home.

As Lao-tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” It can be a little step, as long as you keep going forward. Often, people put off organizing because it seems like such a huge project. But if you pay attention, you can find tiny pockets of time to put away one thing, to dump that newspaper in the recycling on your way out the door, to jot down an idea before you forget it.

What else? Put the remote back, hang up your jacket, take a mug back to the kitchen, update Twitter ;). Doing these things throughout the day, as you notice the need, means you don’t have to log hours of clean up time on a Saturday. It also means that you get used to where things belong and used to finding them there. That’s the essence of organizing; being able to find what you need when you need it.

Microorganisms from kaibara87’s photostream.