9. Hunting for that one piece of paper that we need that we know was on our desk… just a second ago!
10. Looking for the other shoe, sock, earring, etc.
11. Scrambling for that last box of cornbread that we know was in the pantry.
12. Trying to find some space in our garage for our car.
13. Finding a place for one more plastic bin of stuff to put in the basement to go with the other 35 plastic bins that haven’t been opened since you moved in the house…. 8 years ago!
14. Looking for the needle in the haystack.
FOURTEEN: 7 x 2 = double measure of spiritual perfection.
Creating Order is not simply organizing stuff.[
So what does ALL of this mean?
Most of the things that impact our ability to organize are non-organizable (I don’t think that is a word :-)) stuff…
The Major one being TiME, which is well within our control.
Knowing is half the battle!
I thought that I would give you an update on my FREE “Order Out of Chaos” Workshops. Initially I focused on the senior citizen living facilities. The participants were open to sharing their own struggles with getting organized, especially after downsizing from their much larger homes. My presentation, “Organizing made Simple” was only 30 minutes and then we had a Q&A session. I thoroughly enjoyed them. I’d always wanted to teach, so now I get to teach, organize and teach about organizing!!!
In February, the “Order Out of Chaos” FREE workshop was OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Along with the owner of the local franchise of ShelfGenie, we decided to conduct the workshops as part of a LifeStyle Transitions Series. Arline and I, as small business owners in our community, wanted to do something for the community that would have a positive impact. Organizing will be a common thread throughout the workshops, as it pertains to healthy living, nutrition, exercise and just getting your life in order. Our first workshop in the series was held at Wegmans in Woodmore/Lanham, MD. Unfortunately, Wegmans has a very strict policy prohibiting advertising on the premises, so we advertised on Facebook and via the ShelfGenie newsletter, flyers, etc. We had a small turnout, but I believe that I prefer small. It’s better when I can interact with the audience and that are able to interact with each other. I believe that moving forward will we limit the attendance to each session to thirty 30 people. Soooooo… due to the overwhelming response
(the show being SOLD OUT), I will have to add a session or two or three…..
Our next workshop is entitled “Spending Your Time Wisely”, We will focus on time management tips. It will be held on the last Saturday in March at one of the local libraries … where we can hand out flyers! 🙂
Stay Tuned for more info throughout the month.
Please PASS THE WORD to all your family and friends
in the DC, Md. and N. Va.!!
Happy Monday! So sorry for the lateness of my post… I anticipate my work schedule becoming a little busier. I have added “Designer” for ShelfGenie Glide-out shelving to my portfolio, so I am scheduling appointments for that as well. Busy is a very good thing for someone with a new business…
Now, for the important stuff! One of the simply ways to begin organizing is to start a “To Do” list. It only takes a few items and can be done in a few minutes. Now the key is once we write the items down and we have to plan to do the things on the list. When I was still at Xerox, almost everyone, at every level of management, had a spiral notebook and as you accomplished your task, you would check it off the list … but never tear the page out of the book… Think about it!! We would always have a running list of what was done, when it was done and what else needed to be done. Even today, in the world of technology, your spiral notebook may be your task list in microsoft office, OneNote, etc., but it serves the same purpose… to help us to outline the things that we have to get done and hopefully, will help us to develop a plan “to do”them.
For more organizing tips, please check out… Order Your Steps