For the record, we would never eat an elephant here at Advice-Givers. They’re too majestic and wonderful. But when it comes to junk drawers, a garage clean-out, or helping that borderline-hoarder aunt…an organization project can seem huge. Like the task of eating an elephant. Lisa Geraci-Rigoni, founder of The Organizing Mentors, recommends taking it one area at a time. And that “area” doesn’t mean the whole kitchen. She means 1 drawer. Focus on that one small piece of “the elephant” clutter. Then, answer 2 simple yes or no questions about items: 1) Do you want it? 2) Do you need it? Lisa also warns folks about avoiding the “Someday Syndrome.” That’s where you pick up an item and think, “Someday it might come in handy,” or “My kids might want this someday…” I hate to break it to you but…your kid probably won’t want your childhood rock collection. And that 7th spatula? 6 is enough. The Organizing Mentors organize spaces for people and help folks learn how to organize on their own. For Lisa, the care and time she puts into each project is all worth it when she sees the relief on clients faces. The positive lifestyle changes she also gets to see? Priceless. Learn more about Lisa and her team at theorganizingmentors.com.