Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Tips

I thought this was a really neat idea. It comes from "101 Ways to Cut Out the Clutter" by Emilie Barnes. I am forever making lists of projects to tackle when I have bits of time, but this way just sounds like so much more fun. Instead of going to a boring list and just doing what is next, you get to be surprised at what you are going to accomplish! ;-)

The Idea Jar

"If you can't decide what to do next to make your home better organized, try this. Cut some paper into strips and write down the various projects that need to be done on each of those strips. Place them in a jar - mix them up. When you need to decide what comes next, place your hand in the jar and select one slip of paper. If it reads, "de-clutter the pantry," that's what you do next. When you need another task go back to the jar and reach in. Bam! You have your next project! As new projects come to mind, write them down an another slip of paper and then drop them into the jar."
~from "101 Ways to Cut Out the Clutter" by Emilie Barnes


Lady Farmer said...

What an excellent idea!
I used to have a 'honey-do' jar for my hubby, but he wouldn't reach in cuz he had his own adgenda!
But I love the idea and think I will give it a try!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Giggles said...

I checked that book out at the library today in hopes of inspiration and ideas. I am a collector of all kinds of stuff and can't seem to get on top of the mess.

Donna said...

I love this idea! What a creative way to get those jobs done! Thank you for sharing.

Christa said...

I love Emilie Barnes books. I keep them and skim through them every once in a while. Good tips. My favorite of hers is "If Teacups Could Talk" I am a tea freak.

Melinda said...

This is a great idea! I could probably fill a few jars with the things I'd like to accomplish.