Eat that Frog and Write a Blog!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 0528582


There's a book out called something like  "Eat that Frog!

 This means do the hardest first or the task you have been putting off first.  For some people that might be cleaning the closet, reconciling paperwork,  calling a prospect back, or simply writing the next blog.  There is writer's block.  Is there blogging block?   If so, then the blog is your "frog"  Do the blog first.  Eat that Frog.  Blog It and eat that frog!      

I help people prepare homes for sale and am a little bit of an expert of tasks that become frogs in the preparation of the home. 

Decluttering is a big Frog that can be overwhelming if not approached with  some planning.  If you are like me you have a lot of stuff.  On top of my real personal stuff, I have staging decor, (the nicer stuff)  

I have a 2 car detached garage full of stuff.  I have had shelves built on all three sides o the back and walls of the garage.  My clutter Frog right now is a very expensive and pretty wall unit (Belgian Oak)  that is taking up one quarter of the useable space of my garage.  It is time for the wall unit to go!  Hard to say, but did I saying eating a frog was easy?  

When decluttering, there are many options:

1)  Sell some of it,

2)   Give some of it away.

3)   Throw it away.  If it is not really trash, place it on the curb with a "FREE" sign on it.

4)   Pack it up early and store it!  You are moving anyway.  Pack it up early. Get temporary storage off site. 

5)   Hire temporary storage onsite.  As an accredited staging professional, I can get you a 10 percent discount on the  PODS storage units. 

6)  Designate an area of one's home for temporary storage of packed boxes.

How did I know that decluttering was your frog?   EZ, it is a common frog for many people particularly in preparing a home for sale.

Whatever your frog, eating the frog first is a good idea and is  extremely motivating to continue.

For any questions about moving and real estate, give me a  call at 325-721-2429.

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Mary Kay Hopkins
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB - Lake Charles, LA

Bevery, this is sound advice...eating the frog first AND your de-cluttering tips.

Jun 17, 2010 02:16 AM #1
Lorraine Sayer
Monument, Black Forest, Falcon, Fountain homes - Colorado Springs, CO
Realtor ABR,CDPE,GRI - Colorado Springs,CO RE/MAX

I loved that book and enjoyed your blog today!  I found that I spent too much time wondering what I was going to write about until I wrote that first blog.  Now the ideas comes from of attraction? 

Jun 17, 2010 02:18 AM #2
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Mary Kay,  the thought of eating the frog first helps me focus.

Lorraine,  I find I have an idea, but I need to write it down before it goes away!                      

Jun 17, 2010 02:29 AM #3
Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

I dove right into a pile of paperwork that has been waiting to be filed SINCE LAST YEAR!

Jun 17, 2010 05:20 AM #4
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Jenna, that's great. Congratualations on getting that pile filed!

Jun 17, 2010 08:05 AM #5
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