Top 10 Things Procrastinated Around the House

Getting Organized:
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Dear Friends,
Happy anti-procrastination day! Today I want you to tackle one thing you have been putting off. It can be anything around the house. As I have talked to ladies over the past two years, I have heard of many things that they struggle with doing.
Here are the Top 10 things I see procrastinated:
1)      Paper clutter
2)      Making phone calls for appointments
3)      Paying bills
4)      Swishing the toilet and swiping the bathroom sink
5)      Shining the kitchen sink
6)      Folding laundry
7)      Getting dressed down to the lace up shoes
8)      Going to bed at a decent hour
9)      Including children in daily routines
10)    Menu planning
Did I hit on any of the things you procrastinate? Following the FlyLady’s routines and zone missions on a consistent basis will help you with all of these. You don’t have to do everything all at once. You can start with one habit at a time. That is why she gives us a new Habit of the Month to practice.
In January we have practiced shining our kitchen sink at night. This gives you a great way to start your day with an empty and clean sink. It does not have to take you a long time. When I shine mine at night, it is pretty quick. I put any dishes in the sink into the dishwasher. I do a quick wipe and rinse of the sink. I dry it with my daily towel. I put that towel in the wash, and I pull out a clean towel for the next day.
Tomorrow, we will start a new Habit of the Month, so tonight, I want you to finish January strong with a clean and empty sink before you go to bed.
Tell me what you have been procrastinating.
Your Zone Mission today is to put away anything that does not belong in the Living Room.

Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe your windows and mirrors.

My menu plan for Wednesday is beef stew and salad.

Have a great day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

Comments

Top 10 Things Procrastinated Around the House — 2 Comments

  1. You nailed it! The only thing I would add is “putting laundry away”…that’s a major one for us that doesn’t quite have a perfect flow yet.

    Appointment-making procrastination is at the top of my list, but I recently overcame it by just doing it first. I read a great quote that said, “Do the worse, first.” So, whatever I’m procrastinating on, I try to get to as soon as I think about it! And I just tell myself…the worst comes first!

    • Putting Laundry is definitely one that gets put off by many people. I find it helps to do it as I fold it. It only takes a few minutes that way. Great job on doing something you don’t enjoy first.

      Have a great day! Tami

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