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  • Robin_BinRobin_Bin Member Posts: 1,083 Member Member Posts: 1,083 Member
    Gisel2015 wrote: »
    I have an excel workout sheet with 4 columns labeled:

    1) Category (organizing, de-cluttering, cleaning, etc)
    2) Chore (could be a room, a drawer, boxes, garage, cars, etc.)
    3) Status: on going/started, pending, etc
    4) Completion/Date: The date that the chore was all done (bolded and in red)

    It helps me to keep track of what needs to be done, register the completed task(s), and to add notes if the cleaning or whatever, was delayed/pending (reason). For me it is another way to be more organized, and to start with the easier task that can be done quickly. It is a morale boost.

    What an excellent idea! It helps with the planning, breaking the project into reasonable "bite-sized" bits, and creates a way to track and feel good about what's been done.
  • Robin_BinRobin_Bin Member Posts: 1,083 Member Member Posts: 1,083 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »

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    My grandmother taught me another tip. When you clean a room, clean in order like go clockwise. Don't zig zag when you clean. Just clean in clockwise order.
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    My biggest hurdle is I have no success selling things on Facebook marketplace. My friend sells things on there all the time and makes hundreds of dollars. I post a few things and they never sell. Any ideas?

    Great ideas!
    It helps when selling things on-line to have good pictures. Make sure the item is clear. It may help to have pictures of the front and back (or sides, top, open/closed). Check whether it looks better against a plain background or "in place" - for instance glassware might look better if you also have a picture of it as part of a place setting. Depending on what you're selling, it may help to give measurements or materials, and list any features. Also make sure your prices are in the normal range - usually less than 1/2 the original price. See what prices are listed for similar items.
  • RetiredAndLovingItRetiredAndLovingIt Member Posts: 856 Member Member Posts: 856 Member
    I like Terri's idea about a marker & donating clothes not worn and will probably try this after Covid is "over". At this point, since I am not going anywhere this would not be effective for me. I am just wearing my regular "at home" clothes, lol.
  • RubyRed427RubyRed427 Member Posts: 2,974 Member Member Posts: 2,974 Member
    @Robin_Bin Thanks so much for the ideas~ I will try them!
  • snoo61snoo61 Member Posts: 542 Member Member Posts: 542 Member
    I got the business paper work sorted and put away last weekend. New files ready for the new year. Have some shredding left, but working on it.
    Also, got some shelf liner this weekend. Will be implementing that idea!
    edited January 10
  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Member Posts: 3,649 Member Member Posts: 3,649 Member
    Good for you @snoo61, I need to start working in my 2020 paper work and get rid of tax related stuff that is already over 7 years old. I am not looking forward to that, really. o:)
  • JessiBelleWJessiBelleW Member Posts: 697 Member Member Posts: 697 Member
    RubyRed427 wrote: »
    On Saturday I’m going to go through the paper files in our house and blitz them! I’m putting it down here so I commit to it


    You know what they say Only handle a paper once... either shred, file or recycle .

    @RubyRed427 i have actually never heard this saying. I still get paper bills for the water and power/gas, I’ve been filing them but as my partner pointed out it’s not like I need too! I have a record of paid bills on the website and receipts in my email!
  • TerriRichardson112TerriRichardson112 Member Posts: 11,165 Member Member Posts: 11,165 Member
    I’ve graduated to non paper statements/bills for utilities and most of my other purchases. Junk mail now goes straight into the recycle bin. Now, if I can just get DH to do the same thing ......
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