Here is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of The Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let Go:
Before you start any project, you need to have a goal in mind. If you decide that your goal is “get organized,” you haven’t really set a goal at all.
In order to be successful, you need to decide exactly what you want to accomplish, how you will do it and when. Otherwise, your “goal” is just a dream.
Set a SMART goal for yourself; make it Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely.