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Garibay Soup: Declutter

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


These weeks have been flying by! It's another Works for me Wednesday. Last week was backwards week and I actually got to ask for advice. I asked for tips on how to help my son to learn how to read. Thank you so much to all of you for your wonderful advice. I'm going to use it!! We've ordered the most suggested book out of my comments "Teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons." I can't wait to get it and start on this.

If you're anything like me clutter drives you nuts. I hate clutter (when I do my Random I HATES I might consider adding this to the list...stay tuned for that). I have found a great method of getting rid of clutter by taking baby steps.

First off set a timer. You can do so much in 15 minutes...so set it for 15 minutes. Grab a bag and rummage through your house grabbing anything you want to throw away. Don't stop - work your butt off for that 15 minutes. You can even set up a box that you throw things in that you want to donate. The key thing here is 15 minutes..... set a timer and the second that timer goes off STOP! Then set your timer again for 15 minutes and do another task - like clean your kitchen, but only for 15 minutes!! After doing 2 15 minutes sessions set the timer for 15 more minutes and plop your butt in front of the computer, or with a book...whatever just for some little you time.

Try it.... sounds weird and like it won't motivate you, but I promise you it will.

One little trick that might help before you do anything is SHINE YOUR SINK first and once that's shining and gleaming things just come together. I promise you they do.

So set your timer and let things in your home start coming together. Remember it takes babysteps.

This all comes from the Flylady Go check out her website if you haven't before. For other tips head over to Rock In My Dryer

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Blogger Katz said...

the timer makes all the difference! i love flylady!

January 16, 2008 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Mom2fur said...

You know what else seems to make things come together? A made bed! Honestly, a room can be a real mess, but if the bed is made, it looks good anyway!

January 16, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

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