Inspired by a friend of mine, I decided to start using the sauce packets ion my drawer!! Yes the sauce packets! More than likely they will sit in there and go back and you’ll be throwing them out one day. So I thought what if I used them instead of the bottles that I have. So that’s the mustard, ketchup, mayo and salsa! Now I have no more packets of sauce in my drawers. Try it
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Today I am asking you to go throughout your house and find the items you haven’t used in years. Things like a blender, printer, chopper…is it just taking up valuable real estate in your home. Have you upgraded since then?
For example, I had a regular blender for years then I got a Ninja Blender and use that. The regular blender just sat there. I got rid of it and donated it and now someone else who needed a blender has it.
I always think that the stuff that is just sitting in my house not being used could make someone else happy.
People ask me how I get stuff done. What they are really implying are, James how do you all the things that you do and complete them and put out product within the 24 hrs a day we are given. LOL Well I am going to share a tip with you. Here it is:
Schedule the time!
Literally schedule the time! Use a regular calendar, your google calendar, dsayplanner, whatever that will work for you to schedule the time. That’s how I complete tasks. So how do I do it…
I walk around and take notes on what I need to do. It can be laundry, emails, write a book, go in the garden, and plan out the week. (If that is too much, plan out the next day) TO start out I would block 2 hours per task (later you will know about how long to block out time). Now you don’t have to use the full 2 hours. That’s not important. But you have the time open to you.
After you schedule the time, you stick to it and you work ONLY on the task for that 2 hours. Don’t still try to do 2 other things at the same time. Stay on course and just work on that one thing.
Now if you go over the 2 hours that is fine. Especially if you are working on a creative project, work on the task until you are feel you are done. Then you look at the things you may have scheduled that you didn’t get to and reschedule them. The big thing is to complete items.
This system does require you to make a schedule. You are asked to be present in what you do. AND you have to hold yourself accountable. There is a chance to complete tasks and this is the simplest way for me to explain how I do it! You can do it too! And don’t be hard on yourself as you being this. Start out slowly and you will get there!
Happy October!! Its the Super Organizer here and I want to share a truth about getting organized with you!
It requires your time and energy to get organized in the first place!
I don’t want to sugar coat things or lie to you and say it’s super simple.
I’m not going to tell you that it’s fun and exciting either!
What I am going to tell you is that it is life changing in ways you may have never imagined. Once you get through the difficult and sometimes strenuous part of getting things in order, it’s amazing afterwards. You get time back in your life. Stress is lowered. The risk of injury due to clutter is gone. TRUST ME you will thank me later! Really you will!
I invite you to dig deep for the will power to get organized. It will really bring you happiness in the long run!
Its a new month. We are entering a new season. The laziness of summer is over. Actually I’m never lazy. My summer was jammed packed. I should be a bit more lazy. I wish I could be a lazy. I’ve had to learn to work less and take more time for me. SELF care!
This labor day weekend has been a mix of labor and non labor. On Saturday, I worked all morning, took the whole afternoon off and spent it with family and then went back to work in the evening. It worked for me . As I wake up on Sunday, I don’t feel overworked or tired and I got stuff done AND relaxed!
I am a Professional Organizer and it has come in handy for MY life. I have systems in place that allow me to do all the things I do for work and creative AND be able to just be in my garden for hours. I invite everyone to find ways to make their lives run smoother. I don’t believe in true balance but I do believe in balancing.
It may take some time to organize your time and find your groove. There is no one size fits all. You have to find what’s best for you! This month I will blog about different ways to find your way to time managing YOUR life!
DON’T save the box that your appliances and electronics come in!
YOU will NOT use it later!
You will not pack it back up in the box when you move 100 years later.
It will not bring more value to your items if you decide to sell it later. (Unboxed, new looking items do that.)
Chances are the appliance will ware out and then you won’t need the box.
You can cut off any important info ON the box and put in a file or ziplock bag labelled what it’s for.
Keeping the boxes takes up valuable real estate for something else or for space!
I will make only ONE exception- IF you have the room, break down the box so that you can slide it somewhere to store it. WHen you breakdown the box, less space is used. BUT that’s only if you have the space. If not then this becomes a problem too. I still think you won’t use it!