Taking Out the Trash for Positive Business Solutions

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825


Charles Buell, Seattle, WA, Home Inspector created a contest "Proof that I can blog about anything!"    He said to look under your kitchen or bathroom sink and pick an item to blog about while finding some way to make this object relate to whatever your profession is.

I immediately thought of an item and topic and didn't even have to go look under my kitchen sink!  It was the trash. I have always kept the trash can and its contents under the kitchen sink so it's not out in front of eyesight. The trash gets thrown out EVERY morning on our way out the door without fail (unless there's something that really needs to go out....quick).


It brought to mind all the ‘trash' that I get rid of during the course of each and every day or during a down period:

  1. Stinking Thinking:  We all have those dirty negative thoughts or we wouldn't be human. The trick is to keep those thoughts to myself and ask myself why I'm thinking this way. It usually has to do with me and some other belief or value and why I would be thinking them. There is a lesson here as it could be a good negative ...meaning to stay away from that someone or something lest it hurt my reputation.  Throw out those ‘trashy thoughts' and deal with them on a more reasonable level....like thought process.
  2. Out With the Old and in with the New:  I always research and update as much as possible and this includes my PC. Regardless what others believe I know what works for me. I try something new and if it doesn't suit my needs I can put it aside until such time that I may try it again and possible may work.  Throw out the trash that no longer works for me and substitute it with something new.
  3. Literally Cleaning ‘House':  During a down time or even when it gets to be too much I just have to get the clutter out. I've been working on the old files...scanning and shredding old ones and getting ready for new. I have another three years left to do but I'm doing it! Another thing I do to "clean house" (in other words my home office), is to sort out my files an folders on my pc, weed out old pictures and back up my pc every Saturday morning. Cleaning out the trash whether it's paper or pc files to stay organized.

.......Just know that by "cleaning and taking out the trash" allows this agent to perform in the same manner. Implementing new ideas into my business allows me to pay attention to detail by keeping organized, decluttering the stinking thinking and cleaning out all the trash that may block an open mind.


Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves all Hawaii Home Buyers and Sellers on the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) including all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents.

Website: www.hawaiihomesmarket.com

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.


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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate

Andrea: Believe me...I have been around some real negative people in my life. I have to detach lest I 'get that haircut from hanging around the barber shop' :)

Susan: There is no way I let my home office go to the point of no return..and reminding myself of the thinking is no problem....seeing as I do a lot of self talk anyway lol

Valerie: You are so right!  And that is part of the whole throwing away the trash thing. They all connect. Even on my pc. I have much to do to get it where I would like. Outdated files, blurry pictures and so forth.


Oct 11, 2010 12:31 PM #15
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Century 21 Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate

Barb: And you can write about anything under the sink too!

Michael: I'm looking forward to reading yours!

Jason: Join in on the contest!

Leolinda: We can use any idea and turn it into a positive for either personal or business achievement.

Susan: Awwww...I read your stuff too and so are you!

Rita: You have ONE week (7 days) I look forward to reading yours!


Oct 11, 2010 12:41 PM #16



Great post! I love how you stay organized. I need to implement these practices asap!!!!

Oct 11, 2010 12:43 PM #17
Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Sally - Just started mine for this contest... hmmm ok no more garbage topics... from me... hmmm onto the next one.... shhh I'm thinking.... I'll be back.....

Oct 11, 2010 02:03 PM #18
Anna Banana Kruchten
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent, CRB, CRS 602-380-4886

Ah Sally this is great!  Trash talking girlfriend!  I loved it!  What a great analogy - and good ideas to boot.  I must get busy with this contest.....maybe later today since I'm kind of busy de-trashing my desk!

Oct 11, 2010 02:20 PM #19
Ryan Case
SCA Real Estate - Anaheim, CA

Great job in taking out the trash!  I love the analogy!

Oct 11, 2010 02:59 PM #20
Patricia Aulson
Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes

Ha!   Interesting post today.  I can relate about taking out the trash.  Mentally cleaning up makes me mentally feel better and think better!


Oct 11, 2010 07:13 PM #21
Tammie White
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN, South of Nashville

Sally, very creative post.

Oct 11, 2010 07:21 PM #22
Fred Griffin Licensed Real Estate Broker
Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Florida. Call 850-339-4861

Sally, what a perfect analogy.  Take the trash out every day.  I love it!

Oct 11, 2010 10:04 PM #23
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Sally - Perfect post, it is always good to purge on the regular basis and stop being a hoarder for leads or old used docs!

Oct 11, 2010 11:03 PM #24
Jeff R. Geoghan
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals - Lancaster, PA
Marketing VP & Real Estate Agent Trainer

I was wondering how people would respond to the blog challenge...love yours!

Oct 11, 2010 11:33 PM #25
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Keller Williams Legacy - Woods Cross, UT
The C Team

Sally, great post!  I love it!

Oct 12, 2010 12:35 AM #26
Marian Goetzinger
Pine Knoll Shores Realty 252-422-9000 - Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Crystal Coast Real Estate NC

Hello Sally.  I especially like getting rid of "stinking thinking."  You did a wonderful job of using trash from under the sink to make some excellent points.

Oct 12, 2010 03:08 PM #27

Great analogy!  Between the trashy leads, the trashy mindsets we sometimes find ourselves having, and the trashy market sentiment, we need daily reminders that we need to stay on point with what made us successful.  Fun post.  Thanks!

Oct 13, 2010 12:12 AM #28
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

A great post Sally!

Oct 13, 2010 10:33 AM #29
Judi K Barrett
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma - Idabel, OK
Broker/Owner, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDAB


I love this post. 

There are so many areas in our lives that we need to make sure that the trash gets taken out.

Wonderful analogy.


Oct 13, 2010 12:22 PM #30
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
CNE - ASP - SRES .... Uxbridge Ontario Real Estate

Sally - who but you would find a way to relate trash talk 'stinking thinking' a new years saying 'out with the old and in with the new' to what one might find under the kitchen sink while 'cleaning house'

Oct 14, 2010 11:32 PM #31
Jason Sardi
Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina - Charlotte, NC
Your Agent for Life

Classic "Sis" post.  Your style is truly a signature at this point.

Love the fact that you turn trash into inspiration ... I love that, indeed!

Oct 16, 2010 07:36 PM #32
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Coldwell Banker Stuart & Watts Real Estate - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV Real Estate, Greenbrier County

Sally, great post and does prove, as if you needed to tell us, that you can blog about anything.

Oct 16, 2010 11:31 PM #33
Debe Maxwell
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Awesome way to turn trash into a positive topic, Sally--only YOU could do this!!  Interesting that you surely can turn ANYTHING into a blog post!!

Oct 17, 2010 05:33 PM #34
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