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Purging Holiday Decorations

By | December 13th, 2017|Categories: Decluttering, Donation, Holidays|Tags: , , , |

The holidays are upon us and there is much to do.  From creating menus to shopping for gifts to putting up holiday decorations.  The earlier we start on our to-do list the better.  Decorating is one of those things that can be done early.  We may not think about purging as we decorate but it’s a great way to reduce the amount of decorations as well as creating more storage space. Not everyone decorates for the holidays but many of us enjoy showing our holiday spirit in this way.  We accumulate many decorations over the years.  We acquire holiday decorations [...]

Top 3 Benefits of Giving The Gift of Service

By | December 9th, 2014|Categories: Holidays, Reduce Stress, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of digitalalert / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Trying to figure out a gift for that special someone? We put so much thought into finding the right gifts for everyone on our lists. Whether they are naughty or nice, we want to show our love for them by presenting each one with that perfect gift. Each one of us is unique, and the perfect gift for one, may not be the perfect gift for another. There are those that have so much that adding one more ‘thing’ to their spaces may not really be a wise choice. My recommendation is to consider [...]

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‘Tis the Season’……of Giving

By | December 2nd, 2013|Categories: Donation, Downsizing, Holidays, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , |

            The holiday season is in full swing and so is the season of giving. That’s what the holidays are all about…giving. To give of one’s abundance, is the definition of giving, as listed in Dictionary.com. We give thanks during the Thanksgiving holiday for the abundance of blessings bestowed on us throughout the year. Charity food drives are prominent at this time, to give of one’s abundance. So, why do we give? Well, for a lot of reasons. The list below shows just some of the benefits of giving. • Helping someone in need is an energizing feeling. • [...]

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Yikes! Only 79 days ‘til the Christmas Holiday – Will you be ready?

By | October 7th, 2013|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Do you flinch at the very thought of the coming holidays? Are you afraid you won’t select the perfect gifts? Or forget to prepare a favorite dish? Or maybe miss sending a card to someone you have not seen for a long time? Are you so busy rushing around performing tasks that you don’t get a chance to visit with your guests? Holidays can be very stressful events for a variety of reasons. The most popular main holidays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas are probably the most stressful, but they don’t have to be. It should be a festive time for families [...]

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Holiday Planning

By | December 13th, 2012|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Organizing Tips, Planning|Tags: , , , |

Do you get anxious every year as we approach the holiday season? Perhaps when you begin to see Christmas ads in your mailbox, or holiday displays in stores that you frequent. Retailers seem to start earlier and earlier every year, sometimes before Halloween. It can be overwhelming, and a reminder that you better start your holiday planning so you will be ready for this festive time of year. It can be a stressful time. There are gifts to make or purchase, some that may need to be sent to loved ones in another state or country. Possibly greeting cards to mail, [...]

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Organize Your Kitchen for the Holidays

By | October 13th, 2012|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Kitchen, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Here we are, once again, at the beginning of October and just past the autumnal equinox. Temperatures are cooling, leaves are beginning to turn colors and will soon begin their descent from their limbs to the ground. Fall decorations are beginning to appear in shop windows and in many homes around the neighborhood. The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to begin preparations for all the festive events that take place this time of year. As we begin to plan for the upcoming holidays and the gatherings with family and friends, meal planning is a big piece of the [...]

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Gift Giving for the Holidays

By | December 12th, 2011|Categories: Holiday Organization, Holidays, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

Jingle Bells, Silent Night, and Joy to the World are just some of the wonderful carols we sing to celebrate the season. We hear them piped into all the stores earlier and earlier every year. It’s the retailer’s way of getting us in the holiday moodand enticing us to buy gifts from them for all our gift giving. Some of the stores even have a calendar countdown to show us how few days we have left until Christmas. It’s a lot of pressure on us to make sure we have all the gifts purchased for everyone on our list. And finding [...]

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