1. Make a list of 3 priorities and do the most difficult thing first thing and/or schedule a time on your phone alarm to get it done.
2. Start with what bothers you the most and is the biggest challenge
3. Look at what you can do not how much you can do
4. Above all, get top priority completed even if you can’t get to the other two
5. Set a timer for 20 minutes and start sorting categories or purging from one area
6. Don’t let yourself get interrupted by anything or anyone for the selected time
7. Plan a day of “No Procrastination”, schedule it as if it is a job… but a fun one
8. Manage Time Management by asking yourself how much you can handle effectively and with no stress. Tailor your life around your capacity
9. Ninth, and most importantly, Create a New Habit and don’t work on breaking the old habit
1. Focus on public rooms, common rooms: kitchen, living room, entertainment room, entryway, guest bath and the one used the most.
2. Prepare the kitchen for holiday cooking. Clean and organize kitchen cabinets, paying major attention to cooking supplies, ingredients, pans and equipment.
3. Clear kitchen counters of all appliances and STUFF not used within the last week. Clear counters and provide more room for holiday cooking.
4. Wash light-diffusing bowls from light fixtures.
5. Check dryer exhaust tube and vent for built-up lint, debris or birds’ nests! Make sure the exterior vent door closes tightly when not in use.
6. Schedule fall furnace inspections.
7. Clean electronic and heating vents and elements monthly for most efficient operation. Wash them in an empty dishwasher or with a strong spray nossle in your tub or wash bin. Size will depend.
8. Have chimneys and flues inspected and cleaned if necessary.