Today we're continuing with our series on Organized Living with Kids from A - Z. If you're just joining in, you can catch up on the previous posts here.Q - Quit Procrastinating - Talk about "the pot calling the kettle black". I am the worst about procrastinating. In fact, as I write this, I'm thinking about all the other things I could/should be doing and making deals with myself about how I could finish this later in the evening. I recently read a great book 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine. One of the things she recommends is doing the task you dread first thing in the morning. For me, this is unloading the dishwasher. The task itself takes less than 10 minutes, but I LOATHE it! If I go ahead and do it first thing in the morning, it's done and the rest of my day is that much more productive. If I let it wait, I end up with a sink full of dishes and the task becomes that much more dreaded! For some of you, the dreaded task is laundry. For others, it's paying bills, making beds, packing lunches, or cleaning bathrooms. Whatever the worst task of your day is, get it over with as soon as possible and I promise you that your day will be much more productive!
If you're just getting started with routines, check out Flylady for a wealth of information, but the most important thing is to remember that it takes at least 21 days for anything to become a habit. Don't try to change everything at once. Pick one thing that will make your life easier and commit to doing that for 21 days. When you feel comfortable with that routine, add another habit and be proud of your accomplishments :)
Giver's Log gives some great ideas including my string with mini clothespins trick. She also recommends wrapping fabric around a magnetic strip and using it to hang artwork with magnets. Genius!!
I also love this idea from Frill Fluff and Trucks to use a curtain rod to hang artwork.
And, I'm absolutely in love with this wall display tutorial from A Little of This - A Little of That.
Be sure to check in tomorrow when I'll be sharing tips for organizing your vehicle and using what you already have to get organized!
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