Just Do It


Just do it. Nike’s well-known ad campaign is as valid for life in general as it is for working out.

I, for example, have a mending bag, usually holding a few items of clothing. Once I actually get to the repair job, it rarely takes more than a few minutes per item.

What if – instead of placing the socks in the mending pile- what if I went to my sewing box, threaded a needle, and sewed up the small hole right then and there? Or if I didn’t have time when I noticed the hole, what if I took care of it later that day, instead of accruing an accumulation?

In my experience as a Montreal Professional Organizer, I’ve worked with a couple of clients who weren’t in the habit of opening their mail. One client was delighted to find over $700 in cheques when he and I opened his very large pile of envelopes.

The moral of this story: open your mail on a daily (or regular) basis.

I’ve recently acquired a Fitbit which encourages and motivates me to keep moving.  I now bring the laundry upstairs right away instead of placing it at the foot of the stairs and waiting until I was going up anyway. It’s become easier to climb stairs, and I laugh inwardly at myself if I am just shy of my goal of 10,000 steps and go for a walk until the rocket roars. You have to wear a Fitbit to get that one.

Do you have a friend or relative who you’ve been meaning to call? Undoubtedly, they’ll be really happy to hear from you, and you won’t keep on saying to yourself, “Oh, I’ve got to call cousin Gertrude.” If you have a number of people who you want to contact, why not make a list? BTW ,if you haven’t guessed, I love lists. Then call, email, text, or send an actual card. You can then cross off the name or use a tick – whichever you prefer – but oh-the-joy of finishing everything on a list!

Whether it’s housework, decluttering, filing taxes, exercising or grocery shopping – just do it – and you’ll be glad you did! Accomplishing small daily tasks eliminates chaos from your life and allows wonderful things to fill that space.

If you’d like help to declutter, downsize, organize and more, I’m happy to be of service.

 Ziplining in Thailand – did it and LOVED it!