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Friday, February 10, 2012

Organizing Tips That Don't Work For Me

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I am fascinated by the idea of being organized. However, many tricks that experts use have been FAILS for me. What's with me that these things work for others but not me?

lady with glasses; professional organizer

For example, I washed my microwave today by boiling water and white vinegar in a bowl in the microwave and then wiping down. I loved the idea. No scrubbing. No harsh products in my food later. After all, I eat vinegar, right? I love vinegar.

Um, not so much. My entire house smells like I douched it. Gag.

(To be fair, I love this vinegar. I cleaned with white vinegar.)

I also read that the trend in organizing is to have a mail station

But why? My husband pays 90% of the bills on-line. For the other stuff, I have a checkbook in my wallet and just send the check to school or drop it off. I rarely mail anything. Who is using all this snail mail? It would be wasted space for me.

Others swear by on-line organizing of their calendar and task list. 

I tried it. I love my Palm, but otherwise, I just can't do it. I NEED my paper planner. When I write something on-line, it's like it goes to Never Never Land.

UPDATE: I wrote this post in 2012. I am shocked to learn that - three years later - Palm electronic organizers are still available on Amazon

I see pictures on Pinterest of organized kids' rooms. 

Are you freakin' kidding?!? Their rooms would stay like that for 2.2 seconds. I get using big, throw-in containers and baskets. But organized legos by color? 

Not happening.


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