Thursday, January 19, 2012

Are You A Pack Rat?

Focus: Get organized so you can find things quickly!
Wc:  276
Audio lesson: 2 mins. 15 secs.
Well, I have a question for you today, are you a pack rat?  In fact, there is a website devoted specifically to pack rats,

I went to that website quite a while ago because I teach classes on how to get more organized.  And always in the quest to being more organized myself, I ran across this website with some really great tips I’d like to share with you. 

First, let me start off with the definition of how they define a pack rat.  A pack rat is a person who has the irresistible urge to buy and store more than they need or can expect to use. 
One can be a little eccentric or full-blown obsessive compulsive.  If you keep old newspapers until they are a fire hazard because you want an article, this is dysfunctional.  

The best therapy is to confront your demons with the help of a friend or professional. 
Ever notice how easy it is to save everything but money?  Well, here are three rules to follow that might help you be just a bit more organized. 

0  Number one, never acquire anything that you can’t find a home for and that place should not be the floor.  I bet you have some colleagues who violate that regularly.
0  Number two, if you do acquire something, something that takes up an equal or greater amount of space must be discarded.
0  And finally, number three, if you haven’t used or touched an object in one year, its necessity is questionable. 
I think these are some realistic considerations in trying to clear out our space, three tips from              

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