July 2005 Anticrastination Tip Sheet

What's the opposite of Procrastination?
THE ANTICRASTINATION TIP SHEET
An Idea and Tip Sheet to Blast Away the
Procrastination Habit
From Rita Emmett
Author of THE PROCRASTINATOR'S HANDBOOK
& THE CLUTTER-BUSTING HANDBOOK

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Quote For July

God created company so the home gets cleaned.
--- Rita Emmett

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Special

The Conquer Clutter Series
(one teleseminar with Rita per week for 4 weeks)

  • Are you swamped by clutter?
  • Do you feel like you waste years of your life doing the Clutter Shuffle rummaging through piles of stuff looking for something important?
  • Are you a Pack Rat who saves everything because somebody might need it some day? But when they need it, you forgot you had it ... or if you remembered that you had it, then you couldn't find it?

There is help! Join us for a 4 week "Conquer Clutter Teleseminar" and learn that clutter doesn't come from being lazy or disorganized or messy, it simply comes from four habits.

Once you work on any one of these four habits, you will see your clutter start to melt away, and you Pack Rats will learn to say good-bye to your stuff without breaking your heart or sobbing like a baby poodle.

This is an easy way to learn how you can stop feeling overwhelmed and exhausted from clutter -- all without leaving your home! 4 teleseminars with Rita - 1 per week starting July 27 at 7pm Eastern time. If you don't know what a teleseminar is, you can go to our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page
Teleseminar FAQ

Plus you will receive several valuable bonuses including a Conquer Clutter E-Workbook not available anywhere else.

Interested? To learn more, go here
Clutter Teleseminar

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Message From Rita

In the past, we have sent out our CDs in MP3 format.  They play on all computers and new cd players, but not on older CD players. This did not totally satisfy our customers, especially since most people play CD's in their cars, and not everyone is delighted to listen to a blank CD.

Rejoice with us. We now know how to burn CDs that play on ALL CD players. (What a concept!) This miraculous ability is thanks to husband Bruce Karder and computer genius Mickey Forster. So YOU can feel free to order CDs again, and I send heartfelt thanks to both Mickey and Bruce.

PS If you have one of our famous blank CDs and you'd prefer to hear something on it, contact us and we will happily replace it.

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And now some helpful ideas. In the past few weeks, several friends have talked about going into a "melt-down" because overnight guests were coming and they were overwhelmed with all they had to do. So here are some tips.

First of all, most guests don't care whether your house is perfect or not, so don't put pressure on yourself. Life is too short to not enjoy your guests because you're worried about your house.

To start getting your place in some kind of order, go on a "Paper Chase" and gather all the papers into one spot.

If you have a ton of paper clutter, don't shove it all in one bag and risk misplacing something important. Take a few minutes to quickly go through the stack - no matter how big it is - and separate the important papers. Then put the important ones in a safe place - even if it's a shoebox. The rest you can toss out or if you can't do that, you can shove it all into one bag.

Don't try to clean and de-clutter on the same day or you might keel over, poor thing. If your house guest is going to arrive SOON and your place is buried under mega-clutter, it might be worth paying someone to clean while you de-clutter. Or ask a friend to help with the cleaning and you'll help her at a later date.

Kindness and thoughtfulness to the house guest often outweigh a less-than-perfect house. Put a piece of candy or a cookie beside the bed along with a few magazines. Empty a drawer and section of the closet for your guest. Leave a nice set of fresh towels out plus a special bar of soap.

And this might be the greatest tip of all - it was sent by Kay Merkle of Norridge, IL and I couldn't stop
laughing when I read it: Place several get well cards on the mantel so your guest will think you've been sick and unable to clean.

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Want to Hear an Interview with Rita?

Ilene Dillon of "Full Power Living" will interview Rita on Tuesday, July 12 at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Call-ins
are encouraged with either questions or comments; the number to call is 877-514-7300. You can hear the show on a computer, not a radio. Click http://www.worldtalkradio.com/archive.asp?aid=4437
To hear it live, listen from 9-10 a.m. EST on the 12th, or you can go to the web afterwards to hear the interview.

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