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Resources to Consider When Seniors Downsize to Move

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Downsizing, Moving, Rightsizing, Seniors|Tags: , , , , |

When you make that decision that you need to move to a smaller home, you may need some help.  Most of us can’t do everything ourselves, especially when we get older.  We need resources to bring our plan of moving to fruition.  Below are some resources to consider when seniors are downsizing to move to a smaller home. Senior referral & placement service: You know you need to move to a smaller home but you don’t know exactly where.  Your health is one of many things to consider when you choose your new home.  Location, income, level of required care, [...]

Productivity & Organization via Smartphone

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: Home Organization, Productivity, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

In January 2017, about 95% of Americans owned a cell phone of some kind. About 77% own smartphones, per the Pew Research Center.  That means that the average person has the ability to stay connected to others in some way, whether you own a cell phone or a smartphone. Smartphones have advanced in technology exponentially over a very short period of time.  There is little if anything, that you cannot do on a smartphone that you can do on a laptop or a desktop computer. Since smartphones can be connected to the internet, any kind of information is right at [...]

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 [...]

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How to Stop Clutter Before it Starts

By | March 4th, 2013|Categories: Decluttering, Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin Clutter has a way of sneaking up on us. It creeps in on us while we’re sleeping and steals our peace. Things have a way of accumulating in our spaces while we attend to activities of daily living. With everything going on, you may not notice right away. Then one day, you begin to feel uneasy, more stressed than normal and you don’t know why. You may think that it’s your hectic schedule, pressures at work, or maybe challenges with your kids, and that may very well be the [...]

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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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Secrets of an Organized Business Traveler – Part 2

By | September 4th, 2012|Categories: Organizing Tips, Planning, Travel|Tags: , , , |

Here we are again, preparing for the next leg of our journey to learn the secrets of an organized business traveler. In part 1, I introduced you to Mary, an old friend of mine, (she’s not old, I’ve just known her for a long time), that travels back and forth every week to Atlanta where she works. Recently, Mary let me in on many of her secrets to stay organized in her weekly travels. Our focus was on the journey in part 1, today we learn the tips to pack for the destination. And away we go… Packing for the [...]

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Secrets of an Organized Business Traveler – Part 1

By | August 28th, 2012|Categories: Organizing Tips, Planning, Travel|Tags: , , |

Do you know someone that is a frequent business traveler?  I don’t mean several times a year, although that is a lot.  I mean every week.  I do.  My good friend Mary is a consultant and she leaves her beautiful home early every Monday morning to catch a flight to Atlanta where she works.  On Thursday evening she takes a flight back to Colorado.  Mary is a very organized person.   She really has to be organized to keep track of all the personal care items she needs for travel, as well as business related tools, to be the best of [...]

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Organize Your Things Using Storage Containers

By | January 4th, 2012|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , |

It’s after the festivities of the holidays and a new year has just begun.  There are so many ads for diet products and exercise equipment to support one of the top New Year’s resolutions, to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle.   Another one of the top resolutions is to get organized, and part of the organizing process is to use storage containers. Getting organized actually fits in with the resolution to live a healthy lifestyle because it reduces stress.  When you can find what you need, when you need it, you get to work and appointments on time.  That [...]

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Organizing For Outdoor Activities – Let’s Have a Barbecue!

By | May 24th, 2011|Categories: Organizing Tips, Planning, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , , |

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities. Warm temperatures have a way of enticing us outside to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Whether it’s working in the garden, attending a local festival, or just taking a walk to get some exercise, being outside can provide relaxation and energize you all at the same time. One of my favorite outdoor activities is the all-American backyard barbecue. Getting together with friends and family to relax, catch up and just enjoy the company is therapeutic. However, organizing such events can sometimes cause us to stress out a bit. Whether it’s an impromptu gathering, [...]

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Traveling – Leavin on a Jet Plane

By | December 28th, 2010|Categories: Organizing Tips, Planning, Travel, Vacations|Tags: , , |

I love traveling! Seeing new sights and meeting new people is a wonderful experience. Traveling also creates memories that last a lifetime. Getting away from time to time provides an escape from the day to day activities that can create a lot of stress in our lives. Spontaneous trips are fun, but could add to your stress and cost more by not having a plan. You may forget to bring essential items that could be expensive when purchased in another state or country. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, a well thought out plan can eliminate stress to [...]

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