HAPO President's Message
by Karen L. Simon, PC Tech Associates
November Is Here!
Professional Organizers across the country encourage their clients to use the first few weeks of November to think about planning for the last few weeks of the year. Before the hustle and bustle of the Holidays begin, take some time to think about plans for family get-togethers, celebrations, decorating, houseguests, or even travel plans. Businesses plan their year-end and Holiday strategies during November, too.
Start a list by jotting down tasks that you want to accomplish. Put them on the list as they come to you. Pay no attention to the order of tasks or whether they are related. This is where a computer document or task-management program can be helpful as the tasks can be easily grouped and sorted. Whether you use paper and pen or a computer, it is most important to start the list. Once you have started the list, you will find it easier to add to it. Knowing that things are written down can be freeing – clearing our minds of “clutter.”
When a few things are on the list and you have a chance to review it, create a plan to get them done. Try to group tasks that are related. For example, if you have several items to be purchased, group those tasks into one shopping trip. If there are several tasks related to getting the guest room ready for visitors, block out time to stay at home to complete them along with tasks such as decorating the home. Grouping related tasks keeps us efficient and we are able to accomplish more!
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Tips to Get Organized
contributed by HAPO members
TAKE THE BURDEN OFF
Start and maintain a To Do List. Empty your mind of all the nagging tasks and errands onto a piece of paper or into your phone. It may seem overwhelming at first, but it can reduce your stress levels by taking the burden off your memory.
Lasar McCabe, Hawaii Hausfrau