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Points to Consider For The Elderly to Safely Navigate Their Homes

By |2022-05-31T10:52:30-05:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Eldercare|Tags: , , , , |

Mobility becomes increasingly difficult as we age. The ability to navigate our living spaces safely is key to aging in place.  The same holds true if we move into senior living communities. The ability to easily get around our living spaces provides a level of independence that is important as we age. One way to think about this subject is to think about how we navigate our homes at a younger age, maybe in our early fifties.  This is the age I typically recommend to start downsizing your belongings. When you begin downsizing, you will notice how much more space [...]

When You Move, Don’t Forget to Update Accounts or Cancel Services

By |2022-05-20T11:41:24-05:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Moving|Tags: , , , , |

When you move to a new home, there are many moving parts to keep track of.  An important aspect is to update accounts, and transfer or cancel services pertaining to your new home.  This can be an overwhelming task depending on how many different companies that you do business with. Not all of the services that you use at your previous home are relevant to your new home.  For example, if you are downsizing and moving from a house to a condo, you will likely need to cancel accounts with many of these companies, such as lawn care services. So [...]

Storage and Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

By |2022-05-09T10:02:33-05:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Decluttering|Tags: , , , , |

Helping people downsize and/or organize their homes always includes managing household hazardous waste. This is something that most people don’t think about often, or maybe not at all. These common products used to maintain our homes, yards, and vehicles can cause damage to humans, pets, wildlife and the environment if not stored or disposed of properly. In and around St Louis, Missouri, we have 2 facilities where we can safely dispose of household hazardous waste. If you live elsewhere, I’m thinking there may be a facility near you. I encourage you to do some investigation to find one. If you’re [...]

Tangible Memories That Won’t Create Clutter

By |2022-04-22T12:06:06-05:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Clutter, Grief|Tags: , , , , , |

Some of my friends have lost loved ones recently, including beloved pets. We discuss intangible as well as tangible memories of them. They speak of nuggets of memories and happy or funny stories they remember about them. They hold tight to those memories as they grieve. My friends and I honor the loss of their loved ones by gathering together to enjoy each other’s company, laugh and cry with them and lift a glass to their loved one. We also give them gifts in the form of tangible memories, something that won’t create clutter. Some time ago, I wrote a [...]

4 Tips to Set Intentions For The Day That Will Make Them Happen

By |2022-04-11T10:51:47-05:00April 13th, 2022|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

Do you set intentions for the day? This is something I do every day…every day that I really want to get a lot done, that is. I’ve found that I can do anything that I really put my mind to, and I bet you can too. I’ve written about productivity, motivation, setting goals, organizing your thoughts, clearing your mind, and all of these things factor into getting things done. When you set intentions at the start of the day, you’re getting your brain primed to get all of those things done, and possibly more. It’s a mind game. This can [...]

How to Create a System to Manage Your Mail…Snail Mail That is

By |2022-03-30T18:19:20-05:00March 30th, 2022|Categories: Paper Management, Routines|Tags: , , , , , , |

Paper is still probably the biggest challenge for most of us in terms of clutter in our homes. Even though the digital age has eliminated a lot of papers that come our way, if you have a physical mailbox, you are still receiving some paper in the form of mail via the US Postal Service. If you don’t have a system to manage the barrage of paper that your letter carrier delivers, you can become overwhelmed very quickly. To avoid the overwhelm, I encourage you to create a daily routine to manage incoming mail.  The process shown below is the [...]

Doing Just 1 More Thing…May Make You Late

By |2022-03-19T13:19:39-05:00March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , |

How many times has this happened to you? You’re ready to go in plenty of time, then you decide to do just 1 more thing. You think it will only take a few minutes and you have plenty of time, so what’s the harm? You can knock one more thing off of your to-do list, great! Doing just 1 more thing turns out to take more time than you thought, and now you’re late. This quote by Leo Kennedy pretty much sums it up, "The surest way to be late is to have plenty of time." This has happened to [...]

Preparing to Sell Your House

By |2022-03-14T10:34:38-05:00March 16th, 2022|Categories: Moving|Tags: , , , , , |

This is a very good time to sell your house for a lot of reasons. The main reason is that there is low inventory for available properties and sellers are at an advantage. This situation is commonly referred to as a ‘sellers market’.  There are currently more buyers than available homes for sale, which creates competition among buyers to get the seller to accept their offer. If you have ever sold a house, then you know that there are many preparations to complete in order to put your house on the market. Several years ago, I wrote a post called [...]

20 Simple Tasks You Can Complete in 10 Minutes or Less

By |2022-02-18T11:11:15-06:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone, or at least that I know, is always looking to get a lot done in less time to increase their productivity. Completing simple tasks during your busy day when time allows, can contribute to a routine, goal or a project. Simple tasks are typically part of a routine, goal or a project as mentioned above.  Breaking them down into small chunks, or simple tasks, is a good way to avoid overwhelm and to reach the end goal, which is completion. Even if your project is to get the home, or part of your home cleaned and organized, that’s the [...]

How to Efficiently Organize Tools

By |2022-02-14T10:33:09-06:00February 16th, 2022|Categories: Home Organization|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s been my experience that the best organized solutions work in tandem with your natural routines. Having said that, when you organize tools used in routines, the whole process just flows. I wrote a blog post many years ago called, Behavior Based Organizing. The gist of the article states that ‘the key is the efficiency of the steps in the routine, in terms of behavior’. Part of behavior-based organizing is the way we organize tools for each routine. In the article mentioned above, it states that you need to be able to access the required tools quickly.  The time it [...]

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