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Time for a ‘Do It Now’ day

As you wander around your home, do you see unfinished projects and tasks to do? How many times do you walk past easy jobs like even putting something away? Do you find yourself thinking you don’t feel like doing this or that? Are there things in your yard that should be put away before winter? Are there summer clothes and shoes that should be packed away for the winter?

Then it’s time to schedule a “DO IT NOW” day! Whatever your schedule is, schedule a “DO IT NOW” time whether it’s a few hours or an entire day. That means that everything you look at, you deal with. Go through that pile of papers you’ve meant to sort through and make decisions about each piece you saved. Sew the button on that shirt so you can wear it again. Iron that pile of clothes. Clean out that dirty refrigerator, shelf by shelf, starting at the top. Make that phone call or write that note to someone.Clean out that overflowing drawer. Stay focused on your tasks you have put off. Some things you may decide you don’t want to tackle ever, but make that decision and move forward.

I recently had a “DO IT NOW” day and felt like I accomplished so much after just a couple of hours. Now when I look around, I don’t see “jobs” to do all over the house and yard. Let the snow fly ­– all of my summer yard decorations are washed and safely stored. Glitter all over my kitchen table from visitors’ craft projects led me to deep clean my table, which should have been done anyway. It turned out to be a not very time consuming project. Changing seasonal pictures around my house is usually something I look at and think I should do but don’t get done. This fall it was on my “DO IT NOW” day so I get to enjoy them the entire fall season. Those articles I have been saving but have not gone back to in months? I gave them up to recycling knowing I really can get the same information on my computer, if I ever need it.

What is bugging you the most that you just aren’t getting to? If it’s too big of a project, maybe it’s even time to put it away until you have time to get to it and accomplish, instead of looking at it constantly and feeling bad.

It might not feel fun to do a “DO IT NOW” day as you are undertaking projects you have not wanted to do. After all, if the jobs were fun, they would be done! But the satisfaction of having accomplished them will be worth the time spent!

Successful with your “DO IT NOW” day? Please let me know. I love success stories!

Doris Puls, of D & O Decluttering and Organizing, is a professional organizer whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of the people she works with in homes and businesses. Contact her at organizealpena@gmail.com or at 989-356-9545.