I want to talk about an F word for a minute. Yes, organizationally, we have a great F word, “FINISH.” I have noticed that those who have mastered the concept of an organized and tidy home have mastered this one principle: FINISH! Finish what you start! And remember that it's small work to finish, but it turns into lots of hard work later if you don't. Put things away, and finish what you start!
Important Principle for Keeping a Clean and Tidy Home
Start Ups Everywhere
Start something here and then abandon it. Start something there and put it aside before its done. Start something again and give it up before I get too far. My whole environment is full of unfinished projects, plans, and purchases (you know the fabric which would make the cutest apron or the cross stitch that only needs 100 hours to finish which we buy and then never complete).
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Finish Times Three
So my suggestion this week is to find three projects in your life which need finishing. Make a written list of the particulars to get each project finished and spend the rest of this month doing just that: FINISHING!
For myself, I’m going to:
1) Purge through my quilting scraps and get rid of what won’t work well or I haven’t ever liked and get two quilt tops made up.
2) Repair the leaky tap in the bathroom, go through my “pending” file and resolve outstanding issues, and return that choir music to the director.
3) Walk through the house again and look for more unfinished items, list them, and get caught up. The weather will soon turn, the holidays will be upon us, and there won’t be much more time for finishing until the beginning of the year. It is time for me and you to FINISH now!
What's Something YOU need to FINISH in order to create a more tidy home?
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