Overwhelming project

Spring is here – hooray! That is, until I think about my yard. The problem with living in the country is that your yard can keep getting extended. So while I get excited with the daffodils blooming and more flowers to come, getting everything into shape is overwhelming. So I said, “Mary, practice what you preach. Look at your yard like a room and start in the corner”. I picked one side of the front porch.  But that needed a lot of work, so I saw one small area by the lamp post where I could get a quick, easy win.

Later I moved to an area where I am trying to establish ground cover, and there was one section full of weeds. I wanted to run and hide but applied the organizing principals you have heard from me about your desk. Start in a corner and work across in a straight line. Don’t look at all you have to do, just concentrate on the area you are working in. It worked! The area is now weed free.

I felt a little like you may with tax time looming. I was especially trying to get rid of a weed I have heard called “touch me nots”. Immediately after the flowers bloom a little seed comes, and then if you touch the plant, it slings seeds everywhere. Last year I was too late and this year I am paying for it with a zillion little plants just ready to sling more seeds.

My aching muscles tell me I worked too many hours on my front yard. I stood back and went “WOW I did it!” I got the weeds out in time.

Anyone want to help me conquer the rest of my yard?

Take time to enjoy spring,


Organizing tip 1: Start any project in a corner

Organizing tip 2: Concentrate on the area you are working on and work across in a line.

Organizing tip 3: Stop and WOW! your accomplishment. This will motivate you to do the next area.


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Mary Pankiewicz works with clients in person and on the phone throughout the U.S. She lives in upper East Tennessee, which allows her to conveniently work with clients in Knoxville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Bristol, TN, and Asheville, NC.