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I used to procrastinate on EVERYTHING. But I learned in college, that the rush from the original assignment was just as adrenaline pumping as the last-minute adrenaline rush - So if something needs to get done - I hang on to that initial rush and do it before the rush runs out! Now, if it's something mundane I can't do right away, I write it down on a short list and add something exciting to it, like "buy toothpaste AND get a new magazine." It's a little Pavlovian but it works! emoticon

- Submitted by BFIT4BABY 5/22/2011 in Organization | 0 Comments

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Less IS more!

Over the past several years I have been slowly reducing the amount of 'things' in my house. I found they were taking over my life between managing them, dusting them, cleaning around them, etc. I began looking at each 'thing' and asked myself two questions: "Does this have true sentimental value to me?" and "Have I used it in the past year?" If the answer to these was No, then I either sold it or donated it to charity. It's very freeing not to have so many 'things' around. Try it!

- Submitted by ESLTEACHER1 9/3/2010 in Organization | 4 Comments

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Closet shuffle

When your closet starts getting overcrowded, take all the hangers with your clothes and put them in backwards. If you use a garment, you can reverse the hanger. After a month pull all the clothes that are still hung backwards and remove them -- you're not wearing them and they just take up space!

- Submitted by MOXIE22 5/18/2010 in Organization | 10 Comments
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