Well, maybe not wash or rinse, but REPEAT here is the key to getting and staying organized. I just did a few speaking presentations this past weekend, and most people have fair to good to great ideas about getting organized. Seems like the challenge is to stay that way. Lack of time, lack of motivation, lack of energy, and lack of focus all come into play. For the lack of timers – you have more time than you think. Create time by getting to appointments a few minutes early. Squeeze in a phone call, make a purchase online from your Ipad or phone, and write out a quick thank you card while you’re waiting. At home, if you’re waiting for water to boil, the clothes to dry, or for your favorite TV show to come on, do a small chore like fold towels, wash a few dishes, or tidy of the kitchen drawer while you wait. For the lack of motivation folks – well only you can motivate yourself. Maybe if you forgot to pay the electric bill and you’re in the dark, that might motivate you! Or you keep paying late fees because you didn’t pay the bill on time, maybe some motivation there. If you spend big chunks of time each day looking for things, well that might be some motivation too. If you have the lack of energy – well get a good night’s rest as much as possible and schedule organizing chores at your peak time of the day. If you are a morning person, maybe tackle the bathroom drawer while the coffee is brewing, or skip the morning paper one day and clean out the medicine cabinet. Once you get started, and get some sleep, you will be energized. Okay, if you have lack of focus – here’s an easy tip to help keep you on task. Get a kitchen timer or use one on your Iphone. Set it for 15 minutes if that’s all you can stand. Stay in one room for 15 minutes and pick up clutter, straighten things out, throw trash away, etc. If the timer goes off, you can either move on to something totally different, you can tackle another area or room in the house, or reset the timer for another 15 minutes and stay right where you are. No matter what type of person you are, you must repeat the process over and over again to form new habits. Sort of like taking a shower. Reward yourself for decluttering – take a nice bubblebath and relax! You have just created more time for yourself to enjoy. Happy decluttering!
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