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Pros and Cons of Subscription Services and Products

By |2023-09-11T11:04:22-05:00September 13th, 2023|Categories: Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , |

I’ve often wondered how subscription services and products affect us in the long term. I’m not a big fan but I do have a couple of subscription services that I enjoy. There are so many different types of services and products that fall into this category. Of course, there were always magazine subscriptions, where a new paper magazine would magically appear in our mailbox every month or so. That still happens today, but there is now another option in terms of digital magazine subscriptions that a lot of people prefer. A newer subscription service that has become popular is for [...]

Stick to a Schedule to Relieve Stress

By |2023-08-14T12:03:14-05:00August 16th, 2023|Categories: Reduce Stress|Tags: , , , , |

When you stick to a schedule you relieve stress whether you are aware of it or not. Think about it, I’ll wait. It makes sense, doesn’t it? That is if you have already created one, that’s key.  If not, here’s a post I wrote some time ago that talks about scheduling tasks to accomplish goals. The main goal being to relieve stress. What needs to be scheduled, you may ask, well, everything! Everything you do needs to be documented in some way with dates and times included in the documentation which makes up a schedule.  Some examples are shown in [...]

How Organization & Productivity Correlates to Your Health

By |2023-07-26T12:30:26-05:00July 26th, 2023|Categories: Health Benefits|Tags: , , , , , |

In other posts I have consistently wrote about how clutter causes stress, and that is just one way that organization correlates to your health. Chronic stress can wreak havoc on your health and what we are all trying to manage, or should be. Eliminating, or better yet, avoiding clutter build up is a great way to manage stress. A good time management skillset allows us to be productive which falls into the category of organization. Getting a lot done is productive and the definition of productive according to the Merriam Webster dictionary is, ‘yielding results, benefits, or profits’. An example [...]

Letting Go Due to The Reality of Your Situation

By |2023-07-18T12:09:27-05:00July 19th, 2023|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Letting go of things is not easy for a lot of people for a lot of reasons. For some reason, it seems like the older we get the harder it is to let go of things. I find this issue a lot when downsizing older adults. It may be that as we get older, we get set in our ways and change becomes more difficult for us. The most popular reason with difficulty letting go of things seems to be for sentimental reasons. It may be an item that is broken and has outlived its usefulness, but if it was [...]

How to Organize Digital Photos For Easy Access

By |2023-06-27T16:08:31-05:00June 28th, 2023|Categories: Photos|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you have a ton of digital photos on your phone or maybe your computer? Can you easily find a specific photo? If so, then you most likely have them safely secured and efficiently organized and that’s great! If not, you may want to continue reading… A few years back I wrote a blog post with tips for organizing printed photos. If you didn’t see it, you can read it here.  The process used to organize printed photos is the same, however, there is a difference. Printed photos can be physically moved around, whereas digital photos cannot. They can be [...]

Tips to Stay Organized For Your Summer Vacation

By |2023-06-12T10:57:43-05:00June 14th, 2023|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , , |

This is the time of year when a summer vacation is just what we need to relax, refresh, have fun and make some wonderful memories. Whether you’re leaving on a jet plane, road tripping or having a staycation, organization plays an important role to ensure that you have a stress-free, fun-filled summer vacation. Making some decisions with those involved is the first step to creating a plan to avoid stress and ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience.  You may want to do some research for options, whether you know or don’t know yet where you want to spend your summer [...]

6 Things To Consider That Will Help Prioritize Maintenance Tasks

By |2023-05-25T12:52:19-05:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Maintenance|Tags: , , |

When you prioritize maintenance tasks, you can save money, avoid service interruptions and potential catastrophes. Anyone that owns a vehicle of any type or a home, understands that there will be ongoing maintenance tasks of these items, or their parts. Nothing lasts forever. Typically, we prioritize tasks based on urgency, but when you prioritize maintenance tasks, they may or may not be urgent. It may be that you didn’t keep up with a maintenance schedule which now creates a sense of urgency, and that is what you want to avoid. Maintenance tasks are an important part of keeping your home [...]

What Does Peace of Mind Really Mean?

By |2023-05-16T10:49:26-05:00May 17th, 2023|Categories: Peace|Tags: , , , , |

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the definition of peace of mind is, “a feeling of being safe or protected.” This is not just a part of the tag line for SOS, you actually hear it a lot in advertising, especially from home security companies. My rendition of what it means, is that you don’t have to worry about something, and in a world where so many things are uncertain, the more peace of mind we have in life equals less stress. We all strive to achieve the goal of less stress, or I think we do. There are so [...]

Selling Items is a Form of Recycling

By |2023-04-22T11:36:24-05:00April 22nd, 2023|Categories: Recycle|Tags: , , , , , , |

Some of my clients talk to me about selling items they no longer want. This is not a service I provide, so they need to either find a service that does it or do it themselves. Most of us believe that our treasures are worth more than they actually are. I get it, you paid good money for this item and want to recoup some of your hard-earned dollars. Some time ago, I wrote a blog post about how to decide whether to donate or sell unwanted items to provide some insight on the pros and cons of each option. [...]

Timing is Everything in a Lot of Scenarios

By |2023-03-23T11:34:13-05:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Think of timing as being proactive. The consequences of your actions, or inactions, depends on the timing of those actions, inactions, or choices really. This is true in a lot of scenarios. In this post we will explore different scenarios to drive home the point. Selling a house is a scenario where timing is important. Spring and summer are the prime times to list a house for sale. Most buyers are looking to buy a house during those two seasons for good reasons. If they have a family, it provides adequate time to enroll the kids in a different school, [...]

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