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I’m thinking with this being a long weekend for some that organizing may be the last thing you want to think about. However I can bet, like me, you’ve got a list a mile long of things that need to get done before the next holiday right around the corner. So why not incorporate some fun into your organizing this weekend and start checking things off your list. Tick. Tick. Tick. Don’t you love the sound of that? It’s easy too, I promise. This little trick of mine helps me get plenty accomplished and yet makes it seem like you’re hardly doing any work at all.
Watch TV or a movie.
BUT bring with you a drawer to organize, paper to sort, laundry to fold, a pile or two to deal with, your Christmas cards to address, presents to wrap, your planner to update, and so on and so on and so on.
Seriously this is what I call have your cake and eat it too. My favorite things to watch are cheesy Christmas movies. You know the ones that are so completely predictable but leave you crying in the end anyway (think Mrs. Miracle!)? So good. They always get me in the holiday spirit :)
Yep so how’s that for professional advice today? Go watch a show….AND do something productive at the same time.
The following is an excerpt from my book, Clutter Rehab:
If you’re really having trouble with motivation to get things done, try this effective tip: Work during the commercials while watching your favorite TV program. For instance, you can clean your entire kitchen in an hour just by using the commercials to complete 5 minute tasks. Wash pots and pans during one commercial, unload the dishwasher during another, next load the dishwasher, then wipe down the counters. It’s a great way to stay on track with a little TV reward in between. Also, there are many organizing projects that can be done while watching TV. You can take your filing basket with you to sort while watching a movie, or – my personal favorite – dump an entire drawer on to the floor or table in front of you. Before you know it, time has flown by and -would you look at that- you’ve got yourself an organized drawer!
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PS: If you’ve got a favorite cheesy Christmas movie to recommend, let me know!