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Here’s part 3/3. In part 1, I mentioned the following:
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My youngest (age 11) is challenged by organization. We’re working together to figure out systems and tools that help align her success in this area.
In part 2 I broke down how and why you need to have labeled “homes” for everything.
Here, in part 3, I discuss the difference between “maintainers” and “overhaulers” and tell you how to do regular overhauls.
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The Overhaul Weekly Challenge:
Try this and let me know how it goes:
- In your planner, schedule a weekly 30-minute overhaul (although it may take less time).
- Do an initial “reset” or “overhaul” of everything related to school!
- Each week, repeat the process for 1 semester.
- Email me or leave a comment here to let me know the results.
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Alright finally were onto video three out of three on challenge by organization. If you were challenged by organization in your students or your parent in your childish and very ization that are three main things that you’re going to do that are going to help you to get over to his first of all, the first one was in video number one was to minimize get rid of stuff get down to the essentials declutter. Okay, get everything cleaned up. The second one was for the things that you do. Keep you want to have home for everything like this is a home for paper clips. Okay, when a very clearly labeled simple home for supper, very simple, very easy to use you need homes for things third is the overall okay people who are not naturally organized or are not good at maintaining. Okay. I call it maintainer is an overhaul Earth maintainers are people who maintain things very easily. They brush their teeth. They learned about should see the young and they get in the habit and it’s a habit is done. They actually Like making the bed they’re maintaining making their beds. They actually will do their own laundry at an early age. They they maintain things they’re taken care of things things. Don’t get out of hand. Their deaths can get out of here in their backpack doesn’t get out of hand their locker doesn’t get out of here in their bedroom doesn’t get out of hand. The bathroom doesn’t look like an explosion happened. Everything doesn’t get out of hand because they’re maintainers. They’re constantly maintaining and refining and they’re the type of people who put things away when they’re done with them. They don’t need to be reminded. They put their dishes in the sink after they’ve eaten things like that. Okay, but if you’re watching this video, You’re not a maintainer. You’re an overhaul are okay. So if you’re a student who is in a maintainer, you’re an overhaul or which means that periodically you will go to town and completely redo your whole bedroom or completely redo the whole backpack or completely clean something or all your video games are all your that so that so generally speaking you’re someone who likes to overhaul when some other problem is that I see with the students I work with is they don’t over how regularly and then things do get out of hand and then they get behind on their homework and then they’re swimming Upstream for the rest of the semester trying to catch up with grades and their grades are not reflecting with are truly capable of nor are they enjoying school as much as they should and this also affects other areas of life. Either way. The point is you need to get a weekly habit of overalls. Okay, you need to overhaul certain things on a weekly basis and you’ll be fine. Trust me on this the most important thing to overhaul is your school materials your backpack General. Speaking with you’re going to want to do in a very easy ways every single Friday everything in your backpack from your locker or your desk everything that belongs to you from school and just bring it home dumped it all over the floor at first it might take you a while to do the overall black as you do this on a weekly basis it all eventually only take you five to ten minutes a week to maintain everything and what you’re going to do is you’re going to pull everything out of the backpack every single thing every gum wrapper every pencil shaving everything out of the backpack go through all of it reorganizes papers recycle everything. You don’t need throw away the trash you don’t need me when I’m doing overalls with my students. I’ll find sandwiches in there and old drinks in there and crumbs of food in there and papers from from months ago and things that are just not important. So you want to do this overhaul. I’m really be doing this on a weekly basis make it habit just that every Sunday night’s my favorite time do this because it helps you close out the free. This week and prep for the upcoming week, but every Sunday night or whatever you want to do a dune overhaul 5 or 10 minutes will everything out go through all your papers get them back in the right folders anything that needs to be done get it in your queue or your homework folder or your planner. I write things in your planner update your planner cross off everything from the week before right in the assignments that are coming up in the upcoming week. The overhaul is designed to be a maintenance type thing. Since you’re not a maintainer you need to have regular overhauls so that you’re maintaining so that you’re having maintenance to do a thorough check and make sure that you’re not leaving any important business. I’m done. Homework that you need to turn in the homework you need to do whatever so once you get those three things you are well on your way to developing better habits with organization. You’re not going to be perfect North should you ever be perfect with organization? You will probably never look like a naturally or a nice person that doesn’t matter. If you get in the habit of the first video of eliminating the stuff you don’t need and then the second video which is creating homes that for the things that you do need in actually using those homes. And then on this video doing regular maintenance overalls, you will be in really good shape. Now I mention the overhaul for the backpack, you can also over call your bedroom and clean it once a week or the laundry once a week or whatever other areas of your life your art area and whatever your things are. You will probably want to get in the habit for that as well. But at least if you start with his backpack overall once a week, you’re going to be in much better shape. All right, get to it have an awesome week. I hope this helps you. I’ll see you soon.