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The Organizette!, Issue #78 -- House Shaming
April 04, 2015
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Hello and welcome to April! Do you enjoy any April Fool’s Day pranks? We had a fun day of silliness. The rest of our month is filled with lots of excitement too!
I am still working with my new list making and not putting tons of things on my daily to do list, knowing I will not really get all of them done. It leaves me feeling more free and less stressed. However, I’m learning that I swayed to the opposite end of the spectrum, not putting enough on my list and having some things sort of sneak up on me “forgotten”. I am working through it though and will come out better organized, more productive and less stressed in the end. To join me in learning better productivity, check out David Allen’s book: Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
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The Monthly Mission – Home Filing System
Get your papers in order and find a filing system that works for you. What should you keep and for how long? For April’s monthly mission, click here.
I Can't Wait!
If you’re in a hurry to put some order back into your home, perhaps Mimi Tanner's unique method will give you that jumpstart. Check out her method at Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately.
Check Out These Pages!
Here are some pertinent pages on the website you may have missed along with any new pages.
I recently came across the following article about “House Shaming” and it totally struck a cord with me. Yes, it’s like being ashamed of your body, but instead we’re focusing on our home. I have definitely felt “house shame” and I’ve had people outside of my family make comments about my home that truly hurt. But they are not me and they do not live with my family and they likely have different ways of doing things and different priorities. We should not be judging each other’s homes and shaming others, or ourselves.
The author is not giving us permission to avoid all house work and to live in a pig sty. Instead, she’s giving us reasons for the ongoing messes in our homes that we struggle with daily. Read her article (and watch her video) to see if her explanations ring a bell with you as well. Perhaps you’ll also see that we can all be a little less hard on ourselves to have the picture
perfect pristine home 24/7.
Click here for House Shaming article and video
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