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Misplaced Glasses

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Decluttering, Focus, Home Organization, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

Anyone that wears glasses, has at some time, or many times, misplaced them.  Those that wear reading glasses only, may misplace them more than those that wear glasses all the time.  This probably occurs most often when we’re tired or distracted. When you’re tired, you don’t want to fall asleep with them on and risk damaging them, so you take them off and put them down.  You’re sleepy so you don’t really pay attention to what you’re doing when you set them down. The same thing happens when you’re distracted from a task that requires you to wear your glasses.  [...]

What is Your Motivation to Complete a Project?

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Motivation|Tags: , , , |

  Motivation, or what motivates us, like everything else, is different for everyone.  As I researched motivators for a past blog post, ‘Two Motivators - Pain or Pleasure’, I learned that there are really only 2 motivators; avoiding pain or moving toward pleasure. When I thought about it, I realized that this is true, at least it was for me. To put this idea to the test, I started thinking about tasks, or projects, I completed in the past that I really didn’t want to do.  I thought about the motivation that helped me get moving to get these things [...]

Spring Cleaning Renews Home & Soul

By | March 24th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Peace, Spring Cleaning|Tags: , , , , |

Spring is a time that refreshes, renews, and brings positive energy into our homes and souls. Spring cleaning is a ritual a lot of us engage in at the beginning of the season.  Some are anxious to begin, others dread it, and some just don’t do it at all. The term ‘spring cleaning’ means different things to everyone.  To some it may mean cleaning the house from top to bottom and everything in between. To others it may mean cleaning things that don’t get done during regular cleaning sessions. Whatever it means to you, the results have an internal effect [...]

Keep Calm & …

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Problem Solving, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , , , |

Keep Calm & __________. That catch phrase took off many years ago, with additions like, & carry on, & think positive, & hire a professional (fill in the blank), etc.  Some of these phrases also have a comical suffix. According to Wikipedia, the phrase ‘keep calm and carry on’, actually came from a British motivational poster in 1939 in preparation for the second world war. The intent was to raise the morale of the public amidst horrifying predictions of all kinds. In today’s world, as in the original context of ‘keep calm and carry on’, this phrase has the same [...]

Problem Solving With Spot The Squirrel

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Problem Solving|Tags: , |

  Need some help with problem solving?  The story below shows how I watched a squirrel solve a problem, and reminded me of how simple problem solving can be. One of my passions is watching wildlife in my backyard.  My office is actually in my basement but I work from my family room.  It has a very large, beautiful window that looks out into my backyard.  Many people would be distracted by the activities of the critters, but for me it’s inspiration. It’s amazing to me, that I see so many different species of critters, since I live just off [...]

Prevent Clutter & Save Money – Visit Your Local Library

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing, Storage|Tags: , , |

What is the best way to prevent clutter & save money? As the title says, visit your local library.  They have a myriad of books, magazines, cd’s, dvd’s, & books on tape. Not sure if I missed anything, but all of these items that we buy can lead to a whole lot of clutter.  Clutter that we have to maintain in some fashion, which has associated costs. To keep them organized so you can find what you need when you need it, there is a storage component.  You may need to purchase storage if you don’t already have something you [...]

Media Storage-How to Determine Your Needs

By | January 20th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing, Storage|Tags: , , |

  Media storage can be challenging for many reasons.  Even though we’re living in the on-demand digital age, many of us have physical media that we still use.  Just like items that we can touch, we need to find a place for media to live and that means storage. Typically, we store our things where we use them. That makes our things easily accessible where and when we need them, and we know what we own so we don’t buy duplicates. As mentioned in previous posts, our belongings need to be proportionate to our living spaces.  With that in mind, [...]

Life Situations That Create a Need to Declutter

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Decluttering, Downsizing, Home Organization, Moving, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , , , |

Life situations that create a need to declutter are many.  These situations typically create a change to your living dynamic.  Many are resistant to change and it’s understandable, especially at those times when you feel a loss.  However, sometimes it helps to take an action to work through that sense of loss.  Decluttering is a liberating feeling and may just be the right action for you. Life situations occur whenever there is a change in your living situation.  This becomes an opportune time to declutter and organize for the new to come into your life.  The scenarios below provide some insight [...]

Junk Drawers = Miscellaneous

By | December 21st, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , , |

Junk drawers are equivalent to a box marked ‘miscellaneous’.  Organizers tend to shy away from those labels.  Why you ask?  Because it’s a catchall phrase that means that the items in the junk drawer or misc box have no assigned homes.  And we don’t actually know what is inside this junk drawer or misc box. We have to dig through said drawers or boxes to find what we are looking for. Another reason could be that these items have assigned homes, but because we are busy, it’s just quicker to stash it away in a nearby drawer than to put [...]

Storing Your Recipes

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Kitchen, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , |

Storing your recipes can become challenging.  They come to us in many ways.  Some are handed down from our Moms in books or cut out of magazines, or even handwritten on index cards.  Now that we are in the digital age, some are printed from emails or from websites, and there are apps on our electronic devices to find & store them. Everyone is different and your preference for storing your recipes could be different from others.  As mentioned above, there are typically 2 different mediums of recipes; paper and digital.  You can use a combination of the 2 mediums, [...]