I can Author AnahitaPublished on January 27, 2009February 3, 20099 Comments on I can Well you might say who does 🙂 I guess I
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First of all, love the new design! Looks really good. 🙂
Organizing is a huge deal for me. I hate clutter with a passion and I like having "a place for everything and everything in its place" so I'm always striving to find better ways to stay organized.
I think the important thing to remember is that you can't do everything at once.
It's better if you focus on one thing at a time. If I'm doing some nitty gritty spring cleaning, I focus on one room a day. If my time is strapped, I focus on one part of a room a day.
For example, my bedroom closet would be a huge undertaking, so I would focus on finishing that in one day, then when I was done, I could feel good about what I accomplished. Everything else can wait, and I'm ok with that.
Don't expect to get your house in tip-top shape in one day. Make a list, make it reasonable, and concentrate on finishing it.
If my list is really long, I set the oven timer and try and get each task on my list done in a set amount of time. It makes me work faster. A lot of coffee works too. 🙂
This is a subject I would be absolutely no help on. When my husband took on his current contract we moved our furniture into storage and rented out our house. Everything we have here fits in the back of a Yukon and Wrangler, no clutter! We live in a serviced apartment so housekeeping comes through twice a week and does all the cleaning and even changes the sheets and washes the towels. We've been doing this on and off for two years now so I don't know how I'll cope going back to the real world. Good luck with the organization! I'll be coming to you for tips when/if we ever move back home (beginning to think there is some force field that prevents people from leaving).
Thank you for your advise Cassie, I actually tried the kitchen timer and it worked very well. It was like if I was racing time. It was more like a game, if I can do this with in the time frame. I'm going to work on focusing on one thing, I've been starting one project in between another for ever. So this need more work than the timer.
Many thanks I may need some more tips as I go by.
Thank you for your comment Stacey. Don't worry if you've been good at it before, it's like a bike ride you get back to it quick.
Enjoy the treat for now don't think of the future.
Hi Anna - I'm right there with you sister! Organization... and housework (gasp), not my strongest virtue. I love, love, love http://www.flylady.net -- her systems have helped me so much!
I'm glad to see I'm not alone. Checked http://www.flylady.net loved it.
I feel for ya. I have a difficult time keeping up, and I don't even have pets! Just a riculously messy fiance and pets. lol
Going to try the timer and c does it work I am self employed with 3. 4 o clock starts during the week I have 5 children 3 of them r teenagers the other 2 are twins of 7. I do try to get them to help me but it is useless at all times and then I just give up but I am going to give it a shot and see
This is tough. In fact, I landed on this post today because I'm struggling to keep it together. I feel that as soon as I get the house spotless, it's a mess all over again the next minute! There's too much to do for one person. I hired help at one point and re-considering doing it again!