The only way to truly "get organized" is by simplifying. This means focusing on the important things in life — ridding yourself of anything that merely takes up time, space, money, or energy without giving you any benefit.
• REDUCE UNSOLICITED MAIL: Visit the Direct Marketing Association consumer website at www.dmachoice.org and ask to be removed from their mailing lists. While you're on the website, follow the instructions to put yourself on the Do Not Call list, and then opt out of pre-screened credit card offers.
• BUY IN BULK: Think of how much time you spend “running errands.” Reduce that time by purchasing three- to six-month supplies of things you use on a daily basis — toothpaste, paper towels, postage stamps, etc.
• SAY NO: Think about everything you say YES to: community involvement, errands for others, visiting, running around. Think about how they benefit you, your family, your business, your health, and your mind. If they do not benefit you, learn to say “NO!”
• GET RID OF THE CLUTTER: Start each day with a clean desk or tidy house. You'll be more efficient when things are in order. Get rid of the things you don't need. You'll be amazed at what you can do without.
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