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A Well-Organized Girls Weekend

By |2021-08-11T13:37:33-05:00August 18th, 2021|Categories: Planning|Tags: , , , , |

Getting away for the weekend, especially with the girls, is a great way to relax, regroup, party and laugh, sometimes until we cry.  It’s a wonderful form of therapy. My friends and I have enjoyed getting away for a girls weekend for the past 36 years. Yes, you heard that correctly, 36 years. Last year we weren’t able to go due to the pandemic, which would have been year 35. Every 5 years since inception, we have shirts made to commemorate the occasion.  We had shirts made last year since it was a milestone year, even though we didn’t go. [...]

Recommendations For Good Service Providers

By |2021-08-02T16:17:21-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

Have you ever been in a pinch and needed recommendations for a good service provider? Most of us have our favorites that we use on a regular basis. This issue surfaces when one of our favorite service providers can no longer accommodate our needs, either short term or on a long-term basis. Life happens. People retire, have health issues, businesses change their service areas or services, they move away or close their business for various reasons. Then it’s time to look for a new service provider to add to our list. It can be a difficult task to find a [...]

Planning a Successful Organizing Project

By |2021-03-25T16:16:15-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Home Organization, Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

There are numerous reasons why someone would want to get organized.  Maybe they can’t find things they are looking for such as their car keys and it causes them to be late for work, a lot.  Maybe they buy duplicates or triplicates because they don’t know how many of one item they own. When they realize what the real issue is, they decide it’s time to work on an organizing project. There are several things to consider when planning a successful organizing project. A person can become overwhelmed if their project encompasses many areas, or a whole house transformation.  I [...]

Create a Plan For Running Errands to Save Time & Money

By |2020-11-20T12:51:57-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Planning, Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

Running errands is something we all have to do on a regular basis. It may not be your favorite task, it certainly isn’t mine, but it is necessary. A little planning on the front end can save time in your busy schedule as well as keeping more money in your pocket in terms of fuel consumption at the least. Due to innovations in technology, a lot of our tasks can be done online via electronic device. Shopping online saves time by finding the specific item you’re looking for without in-person store shopping. Purchases can be delivered to your home, which [...]

4 Things to Focus on That You Can Control

By |2020-11-17T13:41:15-06:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Change, Overwhelm|Tags: , , , , , , |

Because of the current state of affairs, locally and abroad, it may feel like the world is in chaos and we have no control over our lives. There is a lot of uncertainty and confusion which causes an overwhelming amount of stress for everyone.  We don’t know what our future holds. The information we get bombarded with is always in question as to its validity.  Things are changing all the time, daily, and hourly for that matter.  Trying to maintain a sense of normalcy and calm in our ever-changing world requires the ability to adjust our plans to adapt to [...]

3 Reasons to Start Downsizing Sooner Than Later

By |2020-11-17T13:41:18-06:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Downsizing, Home Remodeling|Tags: , , , , |

At some point everyone needs to do some downsizing of their belongings. This post is about starting the downsizing process sooner than later. Purging and de-cluttering are also terms that have the same result, to reduce the number of the things we own. We accumulate many items throughout the course of a lifetime. Things wear out, or we grow out of them, or our tastes change and we get more things, maybe different things. What we do with the things we are no longer using may be different for each of us.  A lot of times we stash them away [...]

I Had to Buy a New Cell Phone

By |2020-11-17T13:41:18-06:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone is so dependent on their cell phone these days for many things. The main reason was, is, and always will be for communication.  You can make a call, text, send an email, interact on social media, video chat, and look up information on the internet all from a cell phone. They are actually mini computer devices, so you can do practically anything on a cell phone that you can do on any other computer device. Yes, it does need to be a smart phone but that’s what most everyone is going for when they get a cell phone. They [...]

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Dependencies on Others Can Derail Your Schedule

By |2020-11-17T13:41:18-06:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Humans are dependent on other humans in so many ways. Your schedule is no exception to the dependencies rule.  Planning and scheduling tasks and appointments is an effective way to manage your time.  However, planning and scheduling your tasks almost always depends on another person or persons. When you make a doctor’s appointment, you’re dependent on the doctor and their staff to be available at the scheduled time. When you take off work to have a service performed at your home, you’re dependent on that service provider to arrive at the scheduled time. You are dependent on these service providers [...]

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An Organized Stress-Free Vacation!

By |2020-11-17T13:41:28-06:00November 29th, 2017|Categories: Reduce Stress, Travel, Vacations|Tags: , , , |

Going on vacation is supposed to be relaxing, right? Well, if you’ve ever gone to Disney World, you might have felt more stress than calm if you planned it yourself. There’s a zillion details to figure out and for many folks that equals a lot of stress. Meet my friend Julie Hough. Julie is a Disney Vacation Planner and she removes the stress from planning your next Disney vacation - all for free! When you book your Disney trip through her company, Enjoy Mouse Travel, you will receive: Advice on which hotel, which ticket type, which dining plan best fits [...]

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Mom Can’t Live Alone Anymore

By |2020-11-17T13:41:32-06:00July 21st, 2016|Categories: Eldercare, Planning, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |

There may come a day when mom can’t live alone anymore.  There are many different scenarios that could result in a senior loved one unable to live alone.  It’s typically poor health, either mentally or physically that indicates the need for mom to find a new home. Family members are often blindsided if mom’s health has been good, then a sudden illness or injury leaves her unable to care for herself so she can no longer live alone.  Sometimes health declines steadily but mom won’t mention it because she doesn’t want to become a burden, or she knows she doesn’t [...]

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