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Organizing - New Habits, One at a Time

NJ Expert Organizer, Marilyn Shain Labendz, helps develop new habits to get organized, one step at a time.

What does working at a diner have to do with making new habits to get organized and de-cluttered?

My husband worked for the late Morris Bauman, at the Claremont Diner in Verona, NJ.

Let me share with you some of the dictates for the wait staff:

  • Survey your area!

  • ​Keep an eye out for something that needs to be picked up.

  • Clean up anything you see in your area, even if it's not your table.

  • Never leave your area empty handed.

  • There's always something to bring back to the kitchen.

  • There's always something to bring out on your return trip out to the tables. (Remember the Claremont Salad? Yum!).

  • "Don't get hung!"

  • Watch your timing and make sure all the "main courses" don't have to come out at the same time.

  • Multi-tasking is not always a good idea. Stay focused.

Any of these rules can be applied little by little to keeping the clutter under control, don't you think?

  • Survey your area:

  • Be more conscious of what's lying around...magazines on the couch, mail, etc.

  • It only takes a second to put them away to not have them to pile up.

  • Never leave your area empty handed.

  • There's a coffee cup on the table by the couch?

  • Even if it's not yours, bring to the kitchen and at least put it in the sink.

  • "Don't get hung!"

  • Don't try to save that many steps by carrying too much.

  • Dropping everything into a scattered pile is sooo aggravating.

NJ Expert Organizer, Marilyn Shain Labendz, encourages you to take baby steps and develop good habits.

Anyone remember the movie with Richard Dreyfuss and Bill Murray, "What About Bob?"

"Baby steps!" Clearly, the first step is the hardest. It just takes determination. Momentum will build on its own.

CONTACT ME and I will teach you how to walk the walk (and talk the talk).

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