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Do you have time to shop?

The average woman spends 8 years of her life shopping.

Are you above or below average?

Do you consider shopping a time-waster? What would happen if you limited all your shopping to one day of the week? Even internet shopping. Would you save money? save time? What would you do with your extra time?

Try logging the time you send shopping for one week. Write down on your calendar when your are shopping and for how long. Also note how you feel while shopping. Are you escaping your busy life? Is shopping a stress reliever for you? or does it cause stress? Once you connect with the feelings you have while shopping consider what activity you could do instead. Would some physical activity (like taking a walk) or a quiet activity (like meditating or reading) be a better alternative than spending time and money shopping?

Just something to think about.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

1 Comment

  1. Janet Barclay on June 27, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Interesting questions!

    I do a lot of my shopping online, and it feels like I’m saving time because I don’t have to drive from one place to another to find what I need. On the other hand, there are so many choices that it sometimes takes me longer to make a decision than if I was limited to what was in stock locally.

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