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hello :) newbie March 30, 2005 6:14 AM

Hello there, and thanks for the invite Cyndi.† I'm a true believer in organisation and that there's a place for everything, but I admit to struggling with it and don't always get things right......especially paperwork, mail and magazines.....those are my downfall, no matter how hard I try to keep on top of the matter.

Anyway, I look forward to sharing ideas with you all.


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The Paper Tiger Strikes Us All March 30, 2005 9:51 AM


I'm so pleased you joined in with this group, so first I want to welcome you!

The principle of a place for everything, and everything in its place is the kind of philosophy that beats clutter.† But, even those places can become cluttered if not managed / maintained.† And that's where the 'ole nasty†word "discipline" comes in ... it has to follow organization to keep things organized.† Developing certain habits can achieve good results in this.

For instance, if you are keeping your magazines or newspapers in "a place" (meaning a home that contains them, not just on a table top place), a good habit would be to go through the mag or paper place periodically and purge old mags / papers.

This can open up a discussion, I'm sure, so I'll refrain from giving "information overload" on this post!

I'm just so happy to have contributors to this new group!


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 April 01, 2005 8:50 AM

Hello!† I saw this group in the New Groups section of the Groups page, and I definitely need to be here!† I am very organizationally-challenged, especially when it comes to paper; I am also a hoarder in general.† I look forward to learning from everyone here!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Welcome! April 01, 2005 10:55 AM

So glad to have you here!†  [ send green star]
 April 05, 2005 8:24 AM

hi. i was invited by my good friend Nezer, i think i am organised ... ish but it never transpires, i set realistic goals that i fail lol... yey to the group!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 05, 2005 2:08 PM

Hi Kelly! Welcome to the group.
Goals are good to have. I find it easier if they are written down. That way I can always refer to them.

I like small, easy to attain goals! "Straighten-up and clean the bedroom" is sometimes never finished. Write down a specific area of the room. Start with a dresser or the clothes closet; then when you finish them...check them off. When you see a couple check marks in a row; you'll feel like you DID something.

Peace and One Love,
~Cathy~ †
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Organized? April 06, 2005 7:11 AM

Hmmm...I'll get back to you on that!† Thanks for the invite Cyndi!† I do have major issues with organization in the past five years so any and ALL help is appreciated!


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 April 06, 2005 11:10 AM

Hello, and to Nezer for the invite.† I can always use organizational help.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 06, 2005 2:38 PM

Iím new too by some invite

To be organised I am contrite

Organisation that I know

I canít put two in a row


Organisation and me

Tend frequently to disagree

Neat and tidy Iíve heard about

But never thought to try it out


I know that I could really do

With a organising guru

My life organised may be folly

Presently done by my Border Collie

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 April 06, 2005 9:16 PM

Welcome Sharleen, Michelle and Derek!
Cyndi and I are glad to see you all joining us. So, let's start asking questions and sharing solutions!

Derek...that was a nice poem too

Peace and One Love,
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Newbie thread going grrrrrreat! April 06, 2005 9:38 PM

This thread seems to be a great "hi-I'm-here" discussion and welcoming place†--†I'm so happy to†see such wonderful new people here!† And I loved Derek's poem (and not just because I have a border†collie!).

As Cathy said, please feel free to make new topics -- I think I'll put one up to see if I can challenge anyone to contribute there!

Happy days are here...

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Procrastinating... April 13, 2005 6:09 PM

hate to admit it, but I joined this group during yet another bout of procrastination on my taxes... I used to be very organized, but last year my husband was very ill, and everything fell apart. I'm a perfectionist, too, so I tend to look at the overwhelming mess and never start on it because there's no way I'll ever get it all done. Sound familiar to anyone?

I need help, so here I am.
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Ditto on a Newbie... April 19, 2005 12:52 AM

I need the help too, but dont tell anybody,ok???


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 April 20, 2005 10:50 PM

Procrastination is one of my foes too. It's easy to put stuff off when my body just won't cooperate. (Having fibromyalgia has certainly made life a lot different.) Being tired and sore...I just do what I can...when I can.

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 April 21, 2005 12:49 AM

Cathy, what's fibromyalgia?

I think I have an allergy to dust-rags -- whenever I pick one up, I get a reaction; feel like running off to do something else, don't know where to start, sometimes get a little hostile toward furniture.† I may have what I call ragarosis ... a neurosis of rags.

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Stuff April 28, 2005 11:25 PM

I've already made some posts here but never introduced myself.† My issues are stuff -- and if you read any of my other posts around here, you'll know what my situation is.

Anyway, glad to be here ... just wanted to say that.

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 April 29, 2005 11:52 PM

Cyndi...fibromyalgia is
a common condition characterized by widespread pain in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Some other problems commonly linked with fibromyalgia include fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety. Fibromyalgia can develop on its own, or secondary to other musculoskeletal conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, or systemic lupus.
The soft-tissue pain of fibromyalgia is described as deep-aching, radiating, gnawing, shooting or burning, and ranges from mild to severe. Fibromyalgia sufferers tend to waken with body aches and stiffness.

For some patients, pain improves during the day and increases again during the evening, though many patients with fibromyalgia have day-long, unrelenting pain. Pain can increase with activity; cold, damp weather; anxiety; and stress.

I was diagnosed in 1986, after suffering from maladies that couldn't be diagnosed with blood tests for about 10 years. I started having these vague symptoms when I was 20. I have had fibro for about 30 years.
I just moved and now my body has to get used to the new climate and such. Moving is is life...I have learned to adjust!


P.S. Gayle B. is a fellow fibromite.
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 April 29, 2005 11:55 PM

Hi Nicole!
I have "stuff" procreates all on its own!
George Carlin (a comedian) has a funny "bit" about stuff. It is funny and true! Enjoy...

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very funny! May 02, 2005 12:50 AM

Cathy, I read that George Carlin piece -- very funny indeed!† Yeah, that's all I need, a little place for my stuff!

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Hi, I'm new June 16, 2005 4:35 AM

to the group that is !!

I see many neat ideas here to help sort out my unruly world. I've much to do; so should get to it . . .

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Hi everyone! June 16, 2005 8:07 AM

I was so happy to come across this group. Strangely enough I'm great at being organized at the point that everyone teases me about it and calls me the checklist girl...but home is a different matter all together. Right now I'm trying to convert my spare bedrooom (aka junk room) into a library/crafting room so I'll take all the help I can get!!

Have a great day.

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tax time March 11, 2008 6:26 PM

4 days for corporate taxes--not gonna make it. Why are women such perfectionisits to the point of stagnation at times?

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