January 15, 2014
by Susan Hunsberger
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“I can just do this one more thing.”

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If you find yourself saying this, STOP and take a minute (literally) to think.  Look at your calendar or think about your next event is scheduled.  Ask yourself –

  • “by squeezing in x what will happen to my already scheduled y”
  • “what impact will me doing x have on me, the people around me, my time, and their time”
  • “do I know how long x will take”?

Make Rules For Yourself So You Don’t Have To Rethink The Questions

What do I do with buttons when they come off my clothes?!

What do I do with buttons when they come off my clothes?!

Make yourself a button rule that works for you.  For example, put the button in a container for a week and if you haven't sewed it on, the button and shirt get donated. Or, put buttons in a button container and when the container gets full, get rid of the buttons and clothes that go with them.

Make yourself a button rule that works for you. For example, put the button in a container for a week and if you haven’t sewed it on, the button and shirt get donated. Or, put buttons in a button container and when the container gets full, get rid of the buttons and clothes that go with them.

Make the Process Simple

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Instead of using a box with a lid where you need to take the box down and take the lid off

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… use an open container so clothes can easily be thrown inside.