Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Up the Down Escalator

Have you ever tried walking upstairs on an escalator that is moving down? If you have, you know how much effort you it takes. For a little while you may be able to make some progress upward. After a while you are lucky if you can just stay in place. And finally, the inevitable -- you are swept backward by the unrelenting force of the downward flow and plop! you are back at the bottom where you started.

Many of us feel the same way about trying to keep the house in order. The flow of clutter has us puffing to keep the house picked up properly. By working really hard we can do it for a while but fatigue inevitably wears out our resolve and the house drifts downhill again.
Get off the down staircase of disorder. Quit trying to overcome clutter by putting forth more effort. Change your ingrained habits, reorder the setup of your house, and abandon your old ideas of how to do things. The best place to figure out how to do this is by reading the book, Organizing for Life, that illuminates the factors that keep pushing us back.

Abandon what isn’t working. Open the elevator door to new ways of thinking and acting and you will be surprised at how high it will take you. 

Sandra Felton
Founder, Messies Anonymous
Author: NEW! Smart Office Organizing

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