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Sunday, March 03, 2013

So. Just how will I tackle this gargantuan project? One thing at a time.
I have spent what seems like a lifetime reading and planning how to organize. Now I just need to start. WhenI get off work in the morning, I will have about an hour after I get home before I must go to bed. So I can use that hour to pick a small area and start picking things up. For example, when I get home this morning I can sit down at the computer desk, which is where I usually sit when I get home, (See- not a big change emoticon ), And instead of watching TV, I will pick up the magazines and books piled under there waiting for me decide what articles I want to keep. Then this afternoon, after I wake up and get ready for work, I can sort through the papers on the desk itself until time to leave. Then tomorrow, depending on how tired I am when I get off, if I don't go to bed, I can work on the kitchen table. My biggest issue is lack of room. I have no place to get stuff out of the way while I work on that area.
Any ideas are welcome, just know that I've looked at and given FLYLady a shot, and while I can incorporate some of her ideas, her program as a whole isn't for me.

I found a page that I think will be very useful,

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  • MORETA63
    @ Turtletalk-- I've tried Flylady and she has some good ideas that I can incorporate, but her program as a whole isn't for me. One thing I like is the idea of polishing the sink. Not necessarily literally, but having one thing that is done the last thing in the evening to put an end to the day. That can give you a real feeling of accomplishment.
    2466 days ago
    emoticon Organizing everything always makes me feel so much better!
    2466 days ago
    Good luck on organizing. emoticon one step at a time and "little by little." Will make a lot difference in the END. emoticon
    2467 days ago
    The biggest obstacle I have to cleaning/organizing is other household members stuff - I feel powerless to deal with their stuff. So, I put their stuff in piles and let them deal with their stuff at their liesure. Also, I have found it very freeing to "claim this mess" as my own and take power over it. I know that sounds kinda dumb but it really works for me. Try it.
    Missourians Team
    2467 days ago
    I don't know if you follow flylady but she has been a lifesavor for me for years. The biggest hint I got from her is that mountains can be moved in just 15 minutes a day. When I am overwhelmed with a task I set a timer for 15 minutes and work until it goes off. Than I am either motivated to continue or I can quit guilt free.
    2467 days ago
  • MINNA72
    Organizing... I am working on this as well. No good tips from me, I'm afraid...
    2467 days ago
    Donate magazines and books you don't want to schools or a local, nearby school. Teachers like myself use these for collages and projects for students.
    Hope this helps!
    2468 days ago
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