Enter this article on tips from organizing pros. One of the tips was to "Edit" your rooms: As if you were editing a manuscript, start at the top-left, and work your way left to right, and top to bottom. It's true that it might have no rational relation to your room or what you need to accomplish, but I see the following benefits:
- It's a simple, easy suggestion that can be applied to any room.
- It gives you a definite starting point.
- You always know what you're going to tackle next.
- Not having to think about your process means you can focus your energy on the actual task at hand.
I'm definitely going to try this process when I start the kitchen this weekend. Top-left cabinet, here I come!