I’m currently reading, It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh. Peter Walsh is organizer extraordinaire who has written multiple organizing books and served as Oprah’s organizer. I’m only half-way through the book but I’ve picked up countless bits of wisdom. I can’t share all of it with you now but here are a few that were “post-it flag worthy” as I have been reading.
If you’ve ever worked with me or know me then you’ve probably heard me say something like this. It is a rule of thumb I love!
“Face facts: If you haven’t used an item in the last year, it is highly unlikely that you really need it or that you are going to ever get enough use from it to justify it cluttering up your home. Take the plunge and get rid of it!”
Think before you buy. If we all did this we’d have less clutter in our homes and less stress.
“…the money you spend on stuff you never really use. It could have been saved for something life changing-a vacation, or a child’s college tuition.”
Peter Walsh says it best. If you want to get organized you have to be committed – your commitment could be 10 minutes each day or one week with an organizer and then 10 minutes each day moving forward. Whatever time you commit you have to want it and you have to be ready.
“Your commitment to this project is your first step toward creating the life you want to have.”
I’d love to share more but I have to finish reading the book and I have to tell you about the next Ready Aim Organize product giveaway…
This week I posted a couple of blogs about a few of the products in the Real Simple home /office organizing product line. Also last week I mentioned that a product giveaway would be coming soon. Well soon is now! So here’s how YOU have a chance to win. You could win an assortment of FREE Real Simple organizing products (sold at Target) and Peter Walsh’s In Place organizing products (sold at Office Max) – this is over a $65 value!!! Simply comment on this blog post. You can tell me anything from why you love Ready Aim Organize to your favorite organizing tip you’ve wanted to share to your favorite organizing book to what color socks you’re wearing today! Comments must include a first and last name and legitimate e-mail address. Inappropriate or invalid comments will be disqualified. All comments must be posted by Wednesday (9/1/10) at 11:59pm. Names will be drawn at random (using random.org) and a single winner will be announced on the blog on Friday (9/3/10). It’s that simple…comment and you could win!
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