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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
5/6/13 12:50 P

Something that really worked for me--
I moved from one state to another and really needed to purge. I had a one bedroom condo but lots of boxes and closets to organize and go through. The parentals did this as well and that is where i got the idea.
I set up a box in each room. I also put a garbage bag on each door knob. As I went through the room, I asked myself-- what is it? Have I used in the past 6 months? if not, is it really necessary? If the answer was yes I kept it. If the answer was no and it wasn't broken or missing pieces, i placed it in the box. If it was broken or garbage, i put it in the garbage bag. Once either was full-- it either went into the garbage or went to Goodwill.

I know you original post was how to stay on one room or finish one thing at a time, but if you are anything like me-- my attention span is shot. i can't stay in one room and organize until it is done. Because for some reason that room always has something in it that doesn't belong and then it has to be put in another room. Then of course I had to find space for that. But the garbage bag and box did help to keep me honest.

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5/6/13 11:47 A

Don't allow yourself to be overwhelmed by thinking about everything you want to get done all at once. Form a plan of attack. Either do this in your mind or on paper, whichever works best for you. Plan a certain day or time that you're going to address each individual thing. Focus on doing one thing at a time until you've got everything done. Don't let yourself be distracted by task #2 when you're in the time frame you told yourself you would get task #1 done. This is what I do when I start to feel overwhelmed with needing to get a lot done.

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5/6/13 11:40 A

Well I've been realizing that I need to change my whole lifestyle. When all I did was sit on the couch and eat oreos I didn't really have a care in the world. I didn't really clean very often now I am trying to clean but i don't have a place for anything, really ( you know a place for everything and everything in its place) well I don't have that. Instead of getting everything done, I can't get anything done, because I am working on everything at the same time emoticon I need help figuring out what to work on first. (I have been getting rid of stuff that I don't use) Has anyone else had this problem?

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,778
5/4/13 9:02 P

I have had that problem too. I do make a lost of tasks for the day and then cross them off when done. Makes me feel like I've accomplished something.

5/4/13 8:26 P

adderall... just kidding! lol

Hm, i know a lot of people like to make to do lists and cross them off as they finish things.
Try to put something you feel like working on after you finish something you don't feel like working on... can't work on the second until you finish the first!

other then these vague suggestions its hard to say without more details on what you are trying to accomplish! :)

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5/4/13 1:26 P

I have been trying to get organized lately but have found it difficult to stick with one area at a time. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to finish something before you start another?

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