One of the best techniques in getting ready to get organized is “noticing”. Many times we are almost immune and distanced from our current environment. It takes a physical break or mental departure from our daily patterns to realize and view our environment differently.
One technique is to go outside the door or entry of your workplace or home and pretend you are a guest. What would you the “guest” see? Another helpful technique is looking specifically at each of the three parts of our space (Floor, Walls, Ceiling). What do you notice that you have not seen before? You can also focus on desk, table or shelf space by looking at it (when possible) from above – as if it was the floor. If your flat space seems overwhelming you can attempt to view it telescopically and work on small circular segments.
It helps to actively notice your environment, whether you are working on organizing or maintenance.