Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
 

team4578forum


  Team Forum
Organized Life and Time Management

A Guide to Posting in Your SparkTeam Forum

  FORUM:   General Team Discussion Forum
TOPIC:   Returning borrowed things 


Search
Reply Create A New Topic Subscribe to this Discussion
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Author: Message: Sorting Last Post on Top


N16351D
Posts: 2,349
10/14/12 9:53 P

N16351D's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Storing items to go elsewhere are set by my front door also. After realizing that I had left things there for three months, I devised a schedule. Every other Saturday, I load them into the car and drive them where they need to go. What a hassle this is!!! It takes so much time!

Consequences of that: 1) my entry way is tidier
2) people really appreciate that I return things timely
3) I get so sick of the chore and time of driving everything around, that I shortened the task by thinking to take those items to their buildings during the week when I happen to be going by there anyway! Now, I drive less on Saturdays for the purpose of returning.

The pile has things like stuff to go to mom's house, storage, Thrift Store, Consignment Store, Used book store, returned items to most any store in town, something to my sister's house, etc. You get the idea.

Get rid of it. The sooner the better.


 current weight: 109.2 
 
122
118.8
115.6
112.4
109.2


KNUCKLES145
KNUCKLES145's Photo Posts: 12,993
5/4/12 11:01 P

KNUCKLES145's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
can you set up a "return day" like every weekend, that spot has to be emptied and everything taken care of?

I have a similar problem in my laundry room. it is the connection to the garage and anything I want to put in the garage, I tend to throw on top of the dryer to take out "later" well later never seems to come.

All the so called "secrets of success"will not work ... unless you do.




 current weight: 200.1 
 
215
202.5
190
177.5
165


CMRAND54
CMRAND54's Photo Posts: 5,377
4/29/12 7:21 P

CMRAND54's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I keep mailing supplies, including boxes and labels, in the front hall closet. That way I can very easily pack things I am mailing to my relatives out of town. That usually inspires me to make a trip to the post office and mail them. You can even print postage on line. The priority mail one price boxes make it easy.

My donations get put into bags in the spare bedroom until the bags are full. I make a list of everything in each bag for tax purposes, then load them in my car and take them to the Salvation Army drop off center.

Carol

Do I dare disturb the universe?

We must risk delight.


 Pounds lost: 0.0 
 
0
7.5
15
22.5
30


VENISEW1
VENISEW1's Photo Posts: 8,143
4/24/12 10:52 P

VENISEW1's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I put mine in the car

Leader of Moms and Dads At Home
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
individual.asp?gid=90

Team Leader of Southeastern, MA
http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
individual.asp?gid=28570


 current weight: 153.0 
 
154
151.5
149
146.5
144


LQUEST4754
SparkPoints: (46,942)
Fitness Minutes: (40,526)
Posts: 4,819
4/23/12 10:02 P

LQUEST4754's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply

Don't have a hard and fast solution that will work for everyone. One thing that works well for me is to fill a box or bag and take it to wherever I am donating it to THAT DAY! I also prefer to do that with trash. I get it out of the house and into the barrel or dumpster immediately.

Try out some things and find a technique that works for you. You will probably get some other ideas from other members to consider. Good luck!



SARS613
SARS613's Photo SparkPoints: (7,341)
Fitness Minutes: (5,717)
Posts: 74
4/23/12 9:58 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Next to the door, I have a space where I put things that are meant to be returned to other people. Books I've borrowed, things I think someone else could make better use of, etc. The problem is that eventually, like anything, my eyes sort of pass over the space without really seeing it and I constantly forget to take the stuff out of the house. Any tips on how I can be more on top of this?


 current weight: 536.0 
 
557
500.25
443.5
386.75
330


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
   
Report Innappropriate Post

Other Organized Life and Time Management General Team Discussion Forum Posts


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x4578x47729445

Review our Community Guidelines