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Making Peace With The Laundry

Yes! There's now proof! Ironing doesn't have to be drudgery! Do you despise ironing? Do you dread being cooped up in the basement or laundry area with a month's worth of wrinkled clothes? You've got to try this.
One of the callers on my new Call-In program, "Mondays With Maggie" gave us all a new view of ironing and I wanted to pass it along to you. She absolutely dreaded ironing until she took charge! She uses essential oils to shift her mood and decided to give it a try with her ironing this week. Using essence of orange—promotes energy and balance--in her diffuser, she brought out the ironing, opened the blinds to her beautiful backyard, and started in. She was amazed that she actually enjoyed the task and couldn't believe how quickly the time passed.  
The combination of nature, essential oils, and the willingness to take charge of the situation gave my caller a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. She will never again be managed by inanimate laundry. Because she created such a positive experience, the likelihood that she will procrastinate and allow the laundry to pile up is very low.
Don't have a diffuser or essence of orange oil? No problem. Take an orange from the 'frig, peel, and twist the rind on your wrist and sniff! Set up the ironing board in a space that feels soothing and calming and go to town!
If you seem to be managed by an overload of laundry these are some tips I pass on to my clients:
**Stop accepting all the hand-me-downs from well-meaning friends and family. It's tempting to want it all, but now you've got it all. So take a stand. Go to their home and pick out what you'd like. That way you're in charge and it's convenient for you. The more you have the more you have to manage.
**Children don't need a different outfit for each day of the month. Pair down to the essentials—less laundry to manage—less ironing!
Happiness is making peace with our laundry!
Happy Organizing!
Warmest Regards,

posted on: 4/3/2008 12:00:00 PM by Maggie McCauley
category: The Mental Side

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The Nature of Being Organized

by Maggie McCauley

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Maggie McCauley, ACC, LICSW, The Effortless Organizing Coach, is the president of "A New View". She takes a holistic approach to organizing coaching her clients to create new habits that promote overall well-being, a sense of freedom and peace of mind.

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My Favorite Books

  • The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
  • It's Hard To Make A Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys by Marilyn Paul
  • Organize With Confidence by Elizabeth Hagen
  • The Secret Of Letting Go by Guy Finley
  • Life Is Short--Wear Your Party Pants by Loretta La Roche
  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin
  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie
  • Making A Change For Good by Cheri Huber
  • "Happiness Now!" by Robert Holden, PhD.

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