So... what are Daily Do It's you ask? Daily Do Its are daily organizing tips and challenges that help you get organized throughout the year in a way that will ALSO help you maintain organization for years to come. Some are quick and easy; and some are more challenging than others.
How it works: Do each daily task (every month) as shown - OR - each month, simply choose the tasks that are most important to you and get those done.
It's completely up to YOU! ·If you want to challenge yourself...do as many as you can. ·If you want to be more organized in certain areas of your life and/or home...choose the ones that you think will be most beneficial. ·If you just want to improve your organizational skills, and maybe learn a few great organizing tips along the way...read through and mark those that interest you.
If you miss a day, it's okay; just start again tomorrow. It's like going to the gym...yes, it's better to keep up with it each day if you'd like the most beneficial results. But, YOU are in control and can choose how much you'd like to get done at your own pace.
Bottom line... YOU CAN DO IT!!! You CAN get organized!
Remember... "Organization isn't about perfection; it's about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life." - Christina Scalise, Organize Your Life and More
For more information, please visit...OrganizeYourLifeAndMore.com
I read straight through this book without stopping to do any of the steps, but it gave me some good ideas. The books reminded me that getting organized doesn't happen in one day, and that breaking things down into smaller steps is helpful and productive.
The author is aiming to help the reader not only to get organised but also to maintain organisation for years to come. She starts with January, a time when most people think of taking the broom to their life and sweeping away the detritus in order to bring in the new. I am reading this book in May, which obviously makes a difference and I wish I had had it with me in January! As an example, Christina Scalise writes that, “May is Scrapbook month/ Revise your work schedule month and the first full week of May is Be Kind to Animals week”. Tips for the month include: checking garden maintenance equipment; checking supplies of sunscreen and insect repellent; inspecting the outside of your house for necessary repairs; going through your email inbox and unsubscribing to those you no longer what to receive. I think you will all agree that these are excellent organisational tips.
I really was looking forward to this, but I found her to be all over the place and repetitive. Things that could/should be together are just spread out over a time period that makes no sense, nothing organised about her lists at all. She repeats herself too often. Wouldn't recommend. Save your money and make your own lists.
Christina Scalise takes organization a step, or two, further than the typical organizer. In 365 Daily Do Its, it breaks down jobs that may take just a few minutes that you could do in one day. Yes, she will remind you to clean areas you often forget, like wiping down your walls and changing your A/C filter. But how often do you think to organize your photos, jewelry, or sheets? She has you sort your stored stuff from your past, but also has you organize your future. She makes you take the time to think about your finances, relationships, holidays, your bucket list, but also your emotions and where you are headed in life. Each month has a theme, and she incorporates those themes into your “daily do its”. By keeping your organization with the family in mind, you will not forget to plan fun stuff to do with the children, or preparing yourself for the next school year.
As a single person who lives in a small apartment, there seemed to be a huge number of activities which simply didn't apply to me. Certainly, I can mark only the ones I "want" to do, but simply by not having a family, I was eliminated from about 3-5 projects per month, upwards of10%. And and to it her cop out "take the day off" entries (I can come up with that idea on my own), there were upwards of a week per month that effectively had no entry. I found her ideas unimaginative; certainly nothing unexpected, and many repeats from month to month. I found this book a waste of money.