Posted: Jan 15, 2010 7:57 PM by News First 5
Updated: Jan 15, 2010 7:57 PM
A new year, a new plan.
"I urge you to first set a date on the calendar," said Cari Pemberton, a certified family manager coach. She says the key to cutting clutter is cutting to the chase. Make a date and stick to it.
"Treat it like a real appointment," she said. "You wouldn't just stand up your doctor so hopefully you won't stand up yourself."
Next, gather supplies - garbage bags, storage containers, even lunch. "So that it's not a big ordeal to stop everything midstream and go out to lunch and make a big lunch," she said.
Cari says you can make a big dent in a little time, especially if you recruit family or friends. "Even if all she does is come over and chit-chat with you to take your mind off of what you're doing that could be a help."
Make short and long-term goals and reward yourself for meeting them. A winning plan deserves a prize.
You can find more tips at My 719 Moms.