52 Weeks: #16 Getting those drawers under control
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Here we are at Easter weekend and I’m sure the last thing you want to be thinking of is organizing. I get it. However come Tuesday you’ll still have a couple of days to get your one list item done so I’m not letting you of the hook entirely. What I slave driver, I know!
So here’s my question to you. How are your drawers? I’m thinking kitchen drawers but really this could apply to any drawer you’ve got in your home. Is it manageable? Is it being maintained? Can you find what you need in a minute or less?
Have your family ask you to find a particular item and time how long it takes you to find it.
On your mark. Get set. GO
Did you do it?
I love this game which is probably totally geeky but well that’s me, what can I say!
Now that we’ve had a
lot little fun, it’s time to dump one of those drawers and get busy. Pull everything out. If you’ve got two junk drawers it will be easier to do both at once. Follow my PROCESS steps to help you determine your game plan and keep you on track.
You might think you don’t have time. But guess what? One drawer is going to take you no time at all. And let’s face it we all have junk drawers, even me! Afterwards you’ll tell me it went way faster than you anticipated. Or you might want to tell me something entirely different and it might include a few of these #*^*$. Yikes! But I’m pretty confident here that in trying to prove me wrong you won’t…hahaha :) (I think now we’ve determined that not only am I geeky but cheeky as well!)
Last week I noticed that a few ladies were tackling their drawers so I’m going to feature a few of them here to inspire you. Look at all these lovely baskets at work. High fives girls!
1. Have you got a drawer that needs a little organizing? Will you tackle it this week or something else?
2. Was last week an organizing success for you?
3. Has the habit of just doing one thing at a time helping to keep you from feeling overwhelmed?
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