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Hello and welcome back to Declutter Fast

It only takes one time! And that one time happened to me this week.

I always tell you to be prepared for the unexpected disaster.

Of course, I try to do just that. In fact, for quite a while, my situation caused me to think that I was better prepared than most people for minimal-type living.

But I got caught! Caught, I say. Why, because Thursday evening there was a tornado stopping by my house and lots of others.

As I write, it's Saturday afternoon and I have internet for the first time. It's frustrating when you can't hear the news about the weather disaster you're living in.

The biggest problem where I was unprepared was this one - I was out of gas in my van.

And my phone was losing its charge, too.

Without gas, I couldn't travel to where there was power.

But today, thanks to a generous friend, I got gas and from there, things got a lot better - except for the war zone in the back yard, including the downed power pole, downed trees, and a lake where the tree roots used to be.

Also - neighbors, strangers, and friends have ALL been SO gracious.

(MY pine tree took out the fences of 2, that's right, TWO different neighbors.)

One problem in a disaster is not knowing where to turn or what to do, or what order to do things in.

Due to the downed power pole, I called the electric company. They said to definitely call 911. So I did. 911 sighed about why the electric company keeps telling people this. 911 told me to call 311. 311 told me they don't know much and can't help, gave me one phone number to something else.

Things like that being such a mess and so befuddling - can make a person crazy. I know you have had your situations like this one. You're very welcome to share the stories with me and readers.

Frankly, I just have to keep telling myself a LOT of things, and one of them is - "this is temporary."

I'm writing this from McDonalds, you know, the place where you can get wifi, Lord Bless Them. It's a mystery how they have power, since the surrounding area still does not, but I'm glad they do!!

There is plenty I could go on about, partly because, everything is so different right now.

One thing I did to get my head on straight was to make a list - a very short list.

The list was - what do I need the most FIRST, then second, then third.

It is a short list because the main things we need are pretty basic!!

More next time, and have a great and very safe weekend.

Get Everything Done

Here's to the joy of order in your life!

With love,

Mimi Tanner
Author of Declutter Fast: How To Get Your Home In Order Almost Immediately

Declutter Fast has helped and inspired tens of thousands of people to declutter their homes since 2006. Become free of clutter and start living the way that inspires you.

How To Get Everything Done is the online system for breaking through the overwhelm and getting anything done.

Mimi is the author of numerous books and online programs, including Declutter Fast and How To Get Everything Done.

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