Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Git R Done!!!

Do you have an area of your house that needs some desperate attention (or, perhaps you are like me and even your email inbox is ready to come exploding out of your computer screen)? I have had many areas like this in my house, computer, husband's shop, etc. As I have told you before, I have been having problems with my stomach hurting, and some days (or even a week at a time) I am in pain and just trying to make it through the day. Things get behind and then I have to play catch-up. It can get quite overwhelming and frustrating. What is a person to do at a time like this?

Many household organizers suggest breaking it down into time periods. Or, some suggest breaking down a room a day (or an area a day). These are both great ideas and figuring out which way would help you is very simple. You can even get your family in on the action. Make it a game. We have often put a timer on for 15 minutes and, with everyone tackling a different section of the house, tried to see how much we can get done. It may not be perfect, but it has made for a nice tidying up and made me feel a bit better about the house
If you decide to tackle an area of the house, you can also set this task up into small increments a day. I will often take one of our bookshelves that seems to be a catch all for everything and anything, and cleaned it up little by little. I might even do a task like this while watching my favorite tv show. During the show, I organize the books, and during commercials I will place them neatly on the shelf. Is that lazy? Hmmm--not too sure, but I do know it gets the job done! When I cleaned up my linen closet last year (and I need to add it is time to tackle this chore again!) I broke it up into 15 minutes a day and started with a shelf at a time. It took me a couple of days, but I took out each item, stacked piles together and reorganized it all.

As I said, my email inbox is ready to overflow. I fear my internet provider calling me and telling me they are going to put me on some emailers addiction group if I don't do something soon :) By the end of the week, I plan to have over 200 emails gone, organized or atleast read through. I will let you know how it goes.

So, what will you tackle this week?

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