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To Do Lists

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I seem to be one of the few who has a ‘To Do List’ and can’t remember why I put that item on my list. Better yet, where did I leave that list? Today we will cover the subjects of “To Do Now” and “To Do Later” items. I am learning in my daily walk of reorganizing my habits to put items in priority of their importance. Also to not rely on my memory and to put the list in the same place. When writing it down give a brief explanation along with any promised date or time for completion. Recently I went on a 10-day vacation and because of my new habit of writing things down, we did not leave one item behind that we needed for the trip. I would like to encourage you to go to  www.smead.com for more helpful hints.

First you need to sort the items out by date or time if noted on the item, then by importance of immediate or later – some time in the future! Here is what I have found to be very helpful. More

FOCUS = Functional Organized Clutter-free Useable Space

Last Friday, June 12th, I learned the following acronym “FOCUS”, from one of the attendees during the networking time at the Bellingham Whatcom Chamber of Commerce Network Breakfast.  By the way this event is the second Friday of each month at the Northwood Hall and begins at 7:30 am.  The staff really try hard to get us all out the door by 9 am.

Kathleen Israel is the owner of “Let Go”, a business in which she advises clients how to take charge of their clutter and bring serenity back into their space by using “FOCUS”. More