Are You a Pack – Rat?
I went to that website quite a while ago because I teach classes on how to get more organized. And always in the quest to being more organized myself, I ran across this website with some really great tips I’d like to share with you.
First, let me start off with the definition of how they define a pack rat. A pack rat is a person who has the irresistible urge to buy and store more than they need or can expect to use.
One can be a little eccentric or full-blown obsessive compulsive. If you keep old newspapers until they are a fire hazard because you want an article, this is dysfunctional. The best therapy is to confront your demons with the help of a friend or professional.
Ever notice how easy it is to save everything but money? Well, here are three rules to follow that might help you be just a bit more organized.
> Number one, never acquire anything that you can’t find a home for and that place should not be the floor. I bet you have some colleagues who violate that regularly.
> Number two, if you do acquire something, something that takes up an equal or greater amount of space must be discarded.
> And finally, number three, if you haven’t used or touched an object in one year, its necessity is questionable.
I think these are some realistic considerations in trying to clear out our space.
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