Closed September 2017

I Can Do That… with ONE PHONE CALL!

Womanonphone When we are consulting with our members daily in our message boards, we sometimes find that things that they are grappling with are actually ONE PHONE CALL away from getting resolved! I am often surprised at this in my own life, too, when I have one of those days where I knock out tons of stuff on my list.

Isn't it amazing how we procrastinate things that are so simple? Here are some things I have experienced personally, I have seen with our clients, or our members have told us about:

  • Home repairs. Our glass shower door wasn't closing…for months. Our handyman tried many trick-fixes that didn't work. ONE PHONE CALL: Fixed the next day for $150. Ugh, why did I wait so long? I still relish each time I take a shower and it closes properly.
  • Cracked windshield. ONE PHONE CALL: Fixed the SAME day, and the guy came to my house to do it. It was only a 7 minute call to my amazing insurance company, USAA–it was so remarkable I noted the time on my phone handset.
  • You've misplaced a document like a tax statement. ONE PHONE CALL: You can usually get someone to send you something via email or even fax that same day.
  • You don't know how much something costs. ONE PHONE CALL: You can usually find out what you need to understand and more from calling the relevant company. If you want to get straight to a human being at large corporations, there is a list maintained online at that allows you to bypass the phone menu nightmares.
  • You have junk that needs hauling away and items that need to be donated. ONE PHONE CALL: You can get all of your clutter hauled away and your stuff taken to Goodwill®! This is a big wink to our partners at College Hunks Hauling… our readers/members can get $30 off their services when they mention us! You can read more information here:

What could you knock out today that ONE PHONE CALL would solve? Are there nagging repairs, dental or medical appointments, or pieces of missing information that you need to get off your mind? Take a moment and get it done! Share your ONE PHONE CALL success stories in the comments!

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Thanks for lighting a fire under my behind! Your post reminded me that I needed to call and arrange for our annual preventive maintenance service for our appliances. It was way past due, but thanks to your post, I now have the service appointment scheduled! 🙂


Hi Sylvia, to get to a real person on the phone go to and enter the company name that you are calling. They even have some of the most popular results listed on the home page. Good luck!


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