Getting organized is hard. It’s not something you can do in a few hours and it’s often not something you can do without help. There are lots of ways you can help your friends and family get organized and they can return the favor. The first thing to do is to tell them you want to get organized. Often just talking about it out loud is enough to motivate you. It’s a great conversation starter and I bet you’ll know more than one other person who also wants to get organized.
Often telling people you want to get organized is enough to trigger others to check in with you on your progress. This is a great way to establish accountability. I like to think outside the box and have you help others in unique and useful ways.
Meal Swap-Cooking is time consuming. Instead of cooking every single night, organize a meal swap with your friends. Everyone makes a LOT of their speciality. Then, you measure out family sized portions into containers you can hand to your friends. They all do the same and you have a lot of meals on hand without a lot of work. Foods that work well for a swap like this are chilis, soups, meals that can be frozen easily or foods that can be pieced together when meal time arrives.
Babysitting-It’s tough to organize with kids around. Trade off baby sitting your friends or relative kids to give each of you some peace and quiet to focus on organization.
Cleaning Party-No one likes to clean. BUT if you have wine, music and friends…it’s not a chore, it’s a party! So have all of your friends over, and get cleaning! Next week, do someone else’s house. You’ll have a home that’s clean and lots of fun with friends!
Have some suggestions for ways you can help your friends and family? Please comment and share them with us!