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Comments on: The Bliss of Organization http://hornes.org/2003/03/the-bliss-of-organization/ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 By: Stephanie http://hornes.org/2003/03/the-bliss-of-organization/#comment-373 Mon, 31 Mar 2003 12:22:46 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=158#comment-373 Okay…I’m having trouble typing because I’m laughing too hard! Actually I am envisioning Tricia opening the freezer and valiantly trying to protect her sweet children frm the flying pork! Quite an amusing thought, I must say. Cottage Industry? Hmmm….. Maybe in about…say…20 years? :-)

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By: Tricia http://hornes.org/2003/03/the-bliss-of-organization/#comment-372 Fri, 28 Mar 2003 01:31:09 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=158#comment-372 Sands, I just now saw this comment. As always, you make me laugh, so thank you for sharing your dry wit! Congrats to you on your work in the freezer. I commend you heartily and just know that mine could also benefit from some attention. It is yet another storage area where things might come flying out at you when you open the door. And let’s face it, an 8lb frozen mass of Boston Butt (that is the name of a roast, I am not being crass!) could seriously injure someone!

Steph and Jay, I think Sandy has an incredible insight into a “cottage industry” just waiting for your organizational innovation!!

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By: Sandra Brunone http://hornes.org/2003/03/the-bliss-of-organization/#comment-371 Mon, 24 Mar 2003 14:46:06 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=158#comment-371 When all of you people run out of things to organize, feel free to come over and tackle my apartment. I was feeling really good about myself because I cleaned out the freezer on Thursday night (Tricia, you understand how this would seem like a milestone), but now I feel as if my efforts were a sad attempt compared to all of the organization you guys are implementing in your homes.

Perhaps Stephanie and Jay would like to put together a series of motivational “how-to” programs that the rest of us could benefit from.

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By: jennifer http://hornes.org/2003/03/the-bliss-of-organization/#comment-370 Sun, 16 Mar 2003 20:52:41 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=158#comment-370 No. I do not wear shoes all the time while cleaning. However, when I was trying to be more flylady like, I did try to put shoes on first thing. It did seem to make me feel more “together,” thus making cleaning time more productive. The thing flylady helped me most with was getting rid of things more often. She is the queen of purging. I am not nearly as good at it as she would want, but I am a lot less reticent to hold onto things than I used to be because of my 6 months or so as a “flybaby.”

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By: Tricia http://hornes.org/2003/03/the-bliss-of-organization/#comment-369 Sun, 16 Mar 2003 01:14:09 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=158#comment-369 Hi, I have been trying to make an effort to respond to any comments made on my blog b/c I think it is very nice when people take the time to post something. I love reading your comments!! Thanks! So, here goes:

Erin, nice to “blog meet” you. You make two very good points about staying on top of troublesome areas and “purging”, as my hubbie, Jay likes to call it. One of his spare pasttimes is cleaning out closets!! We will never be able to have a garage sale around our house b/c he is so into getting rid of stuff we don’t use often!! I wish you the best with your third coming soon!!

Jennifer, I visited Flylady…she’s quite the drill seargant!! I will enjoy reading tips and ideas on the site…it looks as though there is a wealth of information to sift through. Thank you for pointing it out to me! BTW, do you always wear shoes when cleaning house?? :) Personally I like the feel of the cool tile under my bare feet when I wash the floor!!

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By: jennifer http://hornes.org/2003/03/the-bliss-of-organization/#comment-368 Thu, 13 Mar 2003 18:49:19 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=158#comment-368 Good job Tricia. Although I generally think of you as very organized. I, as you know, am not. Though I work hard at it from time to time. Most of the tips you mention are worked out in a full-orbed system at flylady.net. I used it rather faithfully last summer, but I haven’t been back at it in a few months. However, if anyone is looking for a good “organization and cleaning resource” it is helpful. Warning: one can become obsessed using flylady methods, so remember to pace yourself.

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By: Erin http://hornes.org/2003/03/the-bliss-of-organization/#comment-367 Wed, 12 Mar 2003 21:04:20 +0000 http://www.hornes.org/?p=158#comment-367 Tricia, you don’t know me, but my husband has your webpage marked because he reads Mark Horne’s articles and participates in the debates that are somewhere on this website.

You could also make a list of trouble spots in your home that need organization. That is what I do. I used to be very messy. I didn’t make my bed at all when I grew-up, and I was never required to do anything in the way of housework. My mother’s idea of getting me to clean my room was to come with a trashbag threatening to throw things away. Needless to say, things have changed since I’ve been married, but making a list has always helped me get to those spots that need a little more attention.

Secondly, if you start to get rid of things you don’t need that has its own reward. I always have a box of stuff to give away, and I relish the thought of one less thing to take-up space in my garage or home. Perhaps those things you “might” use, or those things that don’t really “fit” might be examples of things that can go.

These things are two that have helped me keep things clean. I still have a long way to go. Our home needs a lot of work, and we have two children under two with another on the way, so time and energy are limited.

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