Tag Archives: procrastination

the organizer comes clean – on dust

I hate to dust. Yes, I’ve said it before, and it’s still true. I think it’s because dusting is interminable. Ten minutes after you finish, the surfaces are sprinkled with dust again. If I weren’t so allergic to dust, I’d … Continue reading

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fighting procrastination, part II

This is a followup from last week’s post. The wallpaper is up! It took much longer than I anticipated, with all the cuts and matching the horizontal and vertical lines, so I didn’t actually finish until Monday. But it’s done, … Continue reading

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I bought removable wallpaper for my kitchen about a month ago. It doesn’t appear to be difficult to apply, but I haven’t started because I wanted to paint first. The walls are damaged and I want to make sure the … Continue reading

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5-minute organizing for the car

Have you tried any of the 5-minute organizing techniques I wrote about last month? It really works! A participant from a recent speaking engagement called to tell me how happy he was to get through his paperwork, five minutes at … Continue reading

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For many people, getting started on a project is the hardest part. You think about it, dream about the outcome, worry about complications, anticipate what others will say about it. Instead, consider what you can accomplish when you focus all … Continue reading

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Clients often tell me they “have an excuse” for putting off a project. There are many reasons people use to avoid starting or completing tasks, but I think the most common reason is fear. Fear you won’t do it right. … Continue reading

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clutter roundup holiday edition

There are a lot of organizing “holidays” that have been created by different groups, for different reasons. This month’s Organize Your Home Office Day, Clutter Awareness Week, National Procrastination Week, National Consumer Protection Week and Financial Literacy Month offer opportunities … Continue reading

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