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The Organizette!, Issue #78 -- House Shaming
April 04, 2015

Welcome to the Newsletter. I hope you enjoy getting the newsletter and that it helps to keep you on track with your organizing goals. Remember, you can get a lot done in only 10 minutes of decluttering and organizing!

Table of Contents

-Did you know?
-Monthly Mission – Home Filing System
-Check Out These Pages! – Relevant pages and new site additions
-House Shaming


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.

Home Filing System - Keep all your paperwork in order so you can find what you need at a moments notice, and learn what to keep and what to toss.

Declutter Home and Life - Getting organized involves a lot more than just tossing some extra possessions. Read more about organizing beyond just your home.

Closet Organizing Ideas - If you're looking for some ideas to help organize your closets, check out this page.

To Do Lists Library - Got all your to do lists together? Here is a little help.

Organize Bills - Read up on how to organize your bills so they don't get lost but do get paid on time.

Time Savers - To help streamline your life, here are some daily time savers.

Organize It Kitchen

Stop House Shaming

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

If you enjoyed this article, you may find other materials at Power of Moms to help get you inspired to get your home life in order (even if you’re not a Mom). You can find lots of support at no charge by browsing around their website. There is information about decluttering, mind organization, making your own summer camp and so much more. A great place to start is with their free e-course Master the Whirlwind.

Until next time, happy organizing!

Tracy Greene

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