things I stole: 'Do a Dozen' (folding laundry)
Looking at that 2000 link on the "Posts from before Oct '04" link, I see that I flat-out ripped off an idea from a former member here, --sage.
She wrote, on a thread about folding laundry & putting away:
"Here's another laundry tip--
Sometimes I procrastinate & let the clean laundry pile up in the basket. So now I tell myself I will fold 12 items & put them away. Just do 12. But then next thing you know I will do 5 more, then 10 more, & so on. Before you know it, the laundry is folded & put away."
So, that's what I started to do, and I call it "Do a Dozen," and I recommend it all the time, and I have forgotten to credit it! In fact, I think I even eventually lost that vague sense that I'd been given that idea from someone else.
So, to anybody else whose great idea I have ripped off, thank you, and I'm sorry! LOL!