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Get Organized: I Discovered a Cure!

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Get Organized To Cure Frustration and Relax More.

Why get organized?

A short non-comprehensive list of reasons why we want to get organized. Think of it as the preview list.

  • Save your sanity
  • Save money
  • Accomplish more
  • Avoid Frustration
  • Relax more

Reward yourself with relaxation

One reason I love helping people get organized is it frees them up to relax and give themselves permission to unwind.

For myself, after a long day organizing a client, I love to relax by combining two pleasurable activities together. I enjoy both on their own, but together…I feel like I am getting away with something. 

Lessons from Seinfeld

George Costanza, of Seinfeld fame, surmised the ideal would be to engage in his favorite pastimes simultaneously. His was having sex while secretly eating on the side. Gotta love satisfying two appetites in one go.

Then things fell apart and he got busted because he got greedy having sex while eating and watching TV.

Organize your pleasure

I love to read, especially fiction. Give me a beautifully written novel with a well crafted story, and I’m in heaven. It’s like playing ultimate hooky, sneaking off as a voyeur of someone else’s adventure.

Don’t get me wrong, I will choose sex and reading when I have a boyfriend, but until then, my steamy R&R is reading while relaxing in a hot bath.

Immersion submersion sogginess

Luxuriating in my hot bath, propped up against my terry cloth covered bath pillow, I open my newly ordered Amazon paperback and begin to read.

It was a long day organizing documents for a law firm, later cooking dinner for my family and fitting in some QuickBooks for my business.

I am totally knackered, beyond tired. It’s an engaging book and this aquatic womb begins to melt away the tension of the day.

Suddenly pshwt! 

In two seconds of ‘zone out’, eyelids just barely closing, my right elbow lists, plunging the right corner and half of my paperback completely into the bath water. The pages soak up the wetness like some dehydrated desert dweller finding an oasis.

Imagine my frustration as I am thinking, “Oh great, just goth this brand new book and it will be a wrinkled mess when it dries.” Relaxation ruined.

Iron out your disorganization, one page at a time

I did it! I discovered the remedy for a waterlogged book. I ought to post it on Youtube for that one person, like me, who wondered…”Can this drenched book be saved?”

First things first: Organize your tools

  1. Solution mindset
  2. Tissues
  3. Items to add weight
  4. Iron
  5. Ironing board
  6. Determination

Next steps:

  1. Gently peel each soaked page and place an unfolded tissue between each page folding the tissue over the next page
  2. Stack some books for weight onto the book to act as a book press helping the tissues absorb more moisture.
  3. Next day or when less wet, use an iron on the low setting to iron each page dry.

My book is back to normal, wrinkle free!

For those of you who would not spend the time ironing anything, let alone a book….here’s what I am getting myself for my birthday. My book ironing career is done; 337 pages seems sufficient.

Now you…

I am sitting on the edge of my tub just waiting for you to tell me what reading or bathtub adversity you’ve had! Oh…Also why do you want to get organized? I love to hear your tales and reasons in the comments below.

Jul's
I’m a mindset focused professional organizer. I help entrepreneurs, busy moms and attorney clients simplify their papers and spaces. Let me help you go from clutter bug to freedom.