Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tip of the week # 6...THEY ARE ONLY THINGS!!!

For the past 10 years I have been in many people's homes helping them organize a room, closet, kitchen, pantry, garage, office and much much more. In fact 3 in half years ago, me and my sister started a little business, we called it, ORGANIZED R U. Yep that is were I got the name for my blog. We didn't advertise we just got clients from word of mouth. What we do is we go into peoples homes and offices and teach and help them to make "HOMES" for there things and to teach them that they can have a more fulfilled life if they had a place, or what I like to say is 'HOME" for everything.
Through the years I have seen so many different mistakes that people make with their homes. Many of the clients I have worked with have had such a hard time letting go of their "THINGS." The first things I teach them when I go into their homes Is that they are only things.
I have listed 30 reasons why we should get rid of some of our "THINGS!!"

1. It has no value, sentimental or monetary.
2. It hasn't been used in over a year.
3. There is no logical place to keep it.
4. It doesn't work.
5. And what's the worst that can happen if you throw it out?
6. Search for phone numbers online instead of storing bulky telephone directories.
7. Lose the road maps and get a GPS system to download up-to-date travel guides.
8. Eliminate paper statements by banking and paying bills online.
9. Call 1-888-567-8688 to stop unwanted credit card solicitations.
10. Opt out of mailing and telemarketing lists by logging on to Fight Identity Theft
11. Running shoes need to be replaced after 300 to 500 miles in order to prevent injuries.
12. Throw away your toothbrush every three to four months.
13. Change out disposable air conditioner filters once a month (during the hot, air conditioning season).
14. Replace the batteries in your smoke detector every year.
15. Find the USDA's recommended storage limits for refrigerated and frozen food!! THEN TOSS OLD FOOD!!!
16. Throw out mascara and moisturizer after three months.
17. Discard foundation and sunscreen after six months.
18. Keep concealer, lipstick, eyeliners, lip liners, fragrances, powders, blushes, and shadows no longer than two years.
19. Trade in an old iPod and receive a 10 percent discount on a new iPod.
20. Easily convert spare change into "real" money. (Your local Walmart's have a machine.)
21. Sell it to anyone.
22. Get cash for gift cards you'll never use.
23. Trade the books you have for the ones you want.
24. Trade the DVDs you've seen for the ones you haven't.
25. Clear off your CD shelves and make money in the process.
26. Getting rid of clutter will reduce housework by 40 percent. I KNOW THIS TO BE TRUE!!!! TRUST ME!!!
27. Around 23 percent of people pay late fees on bills they cannot find. Make a special HOME for bills!!!
28. 4 million Americans suffer from chronic hoarding & clutter. THIS IS VERY TRUE AND SAD!!!
29. People waste 55 minutes a day looking for things.
30. 80 percent of what we own we never use.

I hope this helps on your crusade of making your home or office a better place to live and work in. Have a great an ORGANIZED week. Remember the question...ORGANIZED R U??

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