Tackle Procrastination on
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Brampton ON, October 22, 2007 - We're entering the time of year when families are on a slippery slope leading into the holiday season. Many individuals are overwhelmed by a to do list full of chores that somehow never seem to get done. Procrastination is an unspoken epidemic for those caught up in a flurry of work and school related activities.
Professional Organizer, Karen Sencich, has proclaimed Sunday, November 4 as "Tackle it Now Day". She developed an effective new weapon to combat procrastination and foster delegating to others. The laminated "Tackle It Now!" quick reference guide conveniently outlines every task required to organize the average household. It is jam packed with simple organizing strategies and tips to develop a plan of action to motivate the whole family.
As our clocks change to Daylight Savings Time on November 4, 2007, the media will remind the public to turn the clocks back and check the batteries in their smoke detectors. But why stop at only two action items? Why not harness the energy of the entire family and tackle whatever else needs doing? Organizing is an essential life skill. Parents need help to transfer organizing techniques to their children.
Families can begin by prioritizing what needs doing and creating a systematic approach to stop procrastination. In a family of four, each member spends a minimum of two hours tackling items on the to do list. A two-hour time investment adds up to the equivalent of one full day of parent labour. Eight hours of organizing will result in a noticeable improvement in traditional dumping grounds such as basements or garages. Here are suggested tasks that can easily be managed in a two hour time block.
· Book flu shots and outstanding appointments with the doctor, dentist or optometrist
· Clean out the medicine chest and create a portable first aid kit
· Re-organize closets and winterize wardrobes
· Collect duplicate stationary items and create a home office or homework centre
Karen Sencich, owner of Havoc to Harmony is an award winning Professional Organizer specializing in family management since 1999. On Tackle it Now Day, Sunday, November 4, 2007 Karen will be in Vancouver BC sharing her passion for residential organizing with fellow organizers from across North America at the 7th Annual Professional Organizers in Canada Conference.