Is Multi-tasking Making you a Hoarder?

You are a busy professional with a lot to do.It’s 7:45am on a Monday morning, and you are on your way to work. You are looking for your car keys, when you find the magazine that came in the mail last week that you wanted to read beside the couch. You also find an unwashed wine glass from when you were watching T.V. last night. You pick up the magazine, and the glass. You are headed into the kitchen, and you notice that you left the milk on the table after breakfast. You place the magazine & wine glass on the table, and put the milk in the refrigerator. When you are at the fridge, you remember that the remote control for the T.V. needs new batteries, so you take your bag of semi-used batteries out of the freezer, and put them on the table.

Damn’, it’s almost 8:00am, and you still haven’t found your car keys. You dump out the contents of your purse on the table to locate the keys.  Receipt from dinner last Tuesday…don’t need that, leave it on the table. Memory stick with information you wanted to check out at home, leave that on the table. Brochure from the open house you went to yesterday…leave that on the table too.

Finally, you find your keys on the bottom of your bag. Run out the door, grab your coat & you accidentally knock over the coat rack. You can pick up that mess, and clean off the table when you get home.

You get stuck in the office until 7, completing a project that Melissa in HR was supposed to do last week. After the usual disaster of a commute, you arrive home just before 8:30. You just manage to make it in the door, with the coat rack on the floor, but you want to check your mail first. Bill, bill, pre-approved credit card application, bill, oh a new issue of Rolling Stone. Better leave all those on the coffee table, to check out when you are having dinner.

Dinner. Gosh, you are starving. You go into the kitchen, side-stepping all the mini-disasters you left for yourself this morning. You can’t even think of having to cook now. Take out the stack of menus in the drawer beside where the cutlery lives. There are 20-something menus in here, but as usual, it always comes down to the Mexican place, or Chinese. You really need to sort out that stack of menus. That pizza place is closed, and you have 3 menus for that one place. No time for that now. You need to order your food. You leave the menus on the table (beside the magazine, wine glass, bag of batteries, and the contents of your purse).

You order your food, and throw yourself on the couch. What a day! You need to get some things accomplished tonight, but you are jaded. Dinner arrives, you sit down & enjoy your libations in front of the T.V. Chores can wait until tomorrow. You put the garbage from dinner back in the bag it came in, and leave it on the coffee table. Your glass, and cutlery… Your bed is calling. You can get to that tomorrow

That’s how it starts. Everyday it builds.

Clutter can accumulate so fast in your home, and there are not enough hours in the day to take care of it all.

We are all programmed to run around so much nowadays, and have so much to get accomplished in such a short time frame. The only way to get things done is by multi-tasking, right? Wrong. If you are unable to manage multi-tasking effectively, it is not long before you have generated chronic amounts of clutter in your home. The only way to effectively cure this is to change your thinking. That’s where we can help.

Ron Alford had effectively unburied 1,000’s of Disposophobics, and so called hoarders from years of abuse and neglect throughout his career. Author, lecturer, instructor, Ron Alford goes beyond the realm of the “Coach” into the world of the “Personal Consultant.” Action is his motto, results are his resume’.

Ron has appeared on over 400 national and international radio and television programs. You may have seen him in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Good Housekeeping, Elle Magazine, Social Work Today, and dozens more magazines, newspapers as well as TV programs, on channels such as The Discovery Channel, USA, BBC, MSNBC, NHK, Germany PBS, Good Morning America, The Early Show On NBC and many, many more.

Do not delay in obtaining the solutions to get your life back on track, call Ron directly at 1-800-The Plan today, or via the contact form below and begin your path to a new clutter-free life.

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