The consensus seems to be to:
a) Knock off the fastest things first, because it makes the list shorter quicker --
b) Do the WORST jobs first because it makes the rest of the list not so hard!
c) Reward yourself for a job well done!
I’m implementing ALL of the above!
I started by tackling ONE drawer ---
THE MESSY BATHROOM DRAWER!
I hate it when stuff gets to the point where you can’t open the drawer because stuff gets stuck. Why do I need 6 new toothbrushes in here? And how many travel toothpastes and shampoos and lotions? CLEAN IT OUT!
AH!! Much better!
I plan to do this to a drawer every day while home….or try to. It took me about 10 minutes to be ruthless and throw a bunch of stuff out, and organize it. Tomorrow I’ll do another one. I’m dreading my closet, but it’s time to go through the clothes on hangers again and donate what I’m done with ---and make some room. That means SHOES too. Summer is over ----clean it out and switch it over to fall/winter.
I’ve finished the mail order --- that’s ready to go to the Post Office.
In OPENING the mail ---I found some goodies!
Andee sent a Moth in the Window block made of fabrics she got in Norway! And a baggie of homemade doggie treats for Sadie-Girl!
See this girl? She KNEW there was something in the package for her!
This is where REWARDS come in!
Sadie says THANK YOU for the yummy dog treats! ((And burp too-which is the highest doggie compliment ever!)) And I say THANK YOU for the adorable block!
Bailey owns Linda and Bill!
Bailey is a Big Boy!!
The reward system also works where Bailey is concerned…just for fun I took this little video the other day:
Bailey knows the score! Do the job – get the treat!
And this is where my own reward comes in……I need to pick my Accuquilt cutter up from Karen. She is in Greensboro today doing some of HER to-do list – she will call me when she is done and we will meet up for the exchange, and a bit of lunch as the reward!
And then I'll be back at home after dropping off the mail at the post office, and doing my bank run and I'll be back at it.
Still planning on QuiltCam time at 9pm EST!
Works for me!