January 2007 Anticrastination Tip Sheet

What's the opposite of Procrastination?
An Idea and Tip Sheet to Blast Away the
Procrastination Habit
From Rita Emmett


Happy New Year!

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it;
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
--- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Want to see Rita in action? (sorry, Chicago area only)

TV appearance on ABC-TV news (Ch. 7)
"New Years Resolutions & Clutter"
Friday, January 5 at 11:35 am

Fund-raiser Presentation & Book Signing in the library:
Jan. 7, 2007 2-4 PM


Message From Rita

Let's make this the year of Clutter Busting!

It's true -- all that clutter discourages you, makes you feel like a disorganized loser, overwhelms you and sucks the energy out of the marrow of your bones.

Here's the good news: Clutter does NOT come from being lazy, messy or disorganized. It comes from 4 habits. Clutter comes when you:

  • Save stuff you don't need or use
  • Insist on bringing stuff into your life that you don't need or use
  • Never assign places for stuff to belong
  • Set stuff down planning to put it away later

So how to get started? Just a few attitude changes and some new behaviors and you're on your way.

Examine and think about how those 4 habits fit in your life

Select one small spot to declutter. Not the whole closet, just a shelf or part of the floor. Not your whole desk. Just a drawer or corner of the desk. Not the whole car, just the front seat or floor.

Start asking yourself "Why do I hang on to this?" Really pay attention to your answers. If you keep it because it brings memories, realize that memories are in your mind and heart, NOT in that theater program or the sequined velvet Elvis pillow from Las Vegas.

Every single day, "process" three pieces of paper or clutter. By "process", we mean either put it where it belongs, or decide on a place for it to belong then put it there or (and this is the BEST decision of all) toss it.

Decide on a person or organization who will love and cherish your discarded stuff as much as you do. That will make it easy to get rid of stuff you don't need or use, without breaking your heart.

Set up a box or big plastic bag in a designated area. Then when anyone decides they can live without something, they can put it in there to be donated or sold in a garage sale or on eBay.

Decide to treat yourself to The Clutter-Busting Handbook (it's short, inexpensive, fun and easy to read) or a CD on Conquering Clutter to reinforce all your attitude changes.

Go to www.RitaEmmett.com and order a book or CD now to help you become a great Clutter Buster. See the super-duper Special Deal (and praise about our products and money back guarantee) offered below.

Ask yourself again "Why am I keeping this?". Is it because maybe some day you or somebody might need it? But you KNOW that if you or anyone needs it you'll forget you had it OR if you remembered you had it, you can't find it. So get rid of it.

If it takes less than a minute, do it now. Put the paper back where it came from. Hang up that shirt. Put the cup in the dishwasher. Taking one minute to put the toothpaste back where it belongs & hang up the
towel won't make you late for work, but will have a profound impact on your clutter.

OK - these are some ideas to get you started. You can adopt one or many of these suggestions, but decide NOW to make at least one change to help you start conquering all the clutter in your life.

You will be amazed how terrific, organized and energized you'll feel once your clutter starts to evaporate. Do it now!!

Happy New Year! May 2007 be the very best year of your life.


Super Duper Special Deal for January

Buy ANY clutter CD (individual CD or the 4 CD set) & you can buy THE CLUTTER-BUSTING HANDBOOK ($11.00 value) for only $6 No limit on how many copies you want to buy.

Here's a comment about our products from a new customer:

Dear Rita,
When I went to your web site and saw the 100% money back guarantee, I felt very confident about buying direct from your web site. I have listened to your CDs over and over and it is amazing to me how my clutter is disappearing. I am a very slow reader. The Procrastinator's Handbook on CD has been a life saver to me. Thank you, thank you.
Ruth A. Yobs