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Making Changes May Not be as Difficult as You Think

By | August 21st, 2019|Categories: Change|Tags: , , , , |

Some people dread making changes, others not so much.  I get it.  We get into our comfort zones especially as we age.  I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘she’s set in her ways’.  There’s that comfort zone again. It’s called a comfort zone for a reason. We may not be happy in our current environment, but we know what to expect, so there’s a certain level of comfort in knowing what’s going to happen next whether we like it or not. Making changes just for the sake of change is not a good reason as far as I’m concerned. If [...]

P.E.A.C.E. Step 5 – Evaluate

By | May 30th, 2018|Categories: Home Organization, Peace|Tags: , , , , |

Several years ago, I wrote a post called, ‘Creating Peace at Home Through Organizing’.  Click on the link to read the full article.  The article explains why decluttering and organizing the spaces in your home is so important to achieve peace in your life. In that post I used the acronym PEACE to describe the five steps in the organizing process.  The acronym was created to depict the result of organized spaces - peace. This post is the fifth and last in the series to provide more details for each step in the organizing process. You can read the first [...]

Back To School – Developing Your Child’s Daily Routine

By | July 22nd, 2015|Categories: back to school, Routines|Tags: , |

 Yes it’s that time again, to start preparing for the kids to go back to school.   There are many things that need to be done but probably the most important is to establish or reestablish daily routines.  Summer schedules or lack of, may mean staying up late and sleeping later and wreak havoc on the routines established from the last school year. Daily routines are essential to ensure your child is ready to get everything they need out of the education system to be all that they can be when they grow up. Some things may have changed since the [...]

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How Grief Can Affect Your Routines

By | July 15th, 2015|Categories: Grief, Routines|Tags: , |

Loss is difficult for us all and comes in many forms.  When you lose someone you love from a death, a major life change such as a divorce, or you lose a job with a company you had for many years, you will experience grief. Grief is a natural response to a loss, and symptoms will be different for everyone.   Some typical symptoms of grief include - trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, lack of energy, difficulty focusing, and crying.  Something that may help with the symptoms could be your stress coping mechanisms.  Things like meditation, exercise, journaling, talking with a [...]

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What’s Your Reason to Get Out of Bed in The Morning?

By | June 10th, 2015|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of winnond / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   If your answer to that question is, because I have to pee, that’s not what I mean.  That’s probably the number one answer to that question.  Other answers could be – to get ready for work, or to get into the tasks of the day, whatever those might be for you, or maybe to leave for a much needed vacation.  Those are valid answers, but again, not what I mean.   We all have to make a living, clean the house, do yard work, take care of others, take care of our health, etc. [...]

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Simple Solutions Are The Best Solutions

By | May 10th, 2015|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , , |

Image courtesy of ponsulak / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Whether you’re organized or not, solutions you use every day are simple and that’s why you continue to use them.  A good example of a simple solution is an everyday routine.  Everyone has them for a lot of aspects of their lives.  We have morning routines, meal time routines, study routines, lawn mowing routines, etc. Think about the way you perform your routines and why you do what you do.  You are likely not going to continue to perform a step in the sequence if it’s difficult to do.  If you did, the consequence [...]

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Morning Rush Hour Routine – 10 Organizing Tips to Get Everyone Out the Door on Time

By | July 27th, 2014|Categories: back to school, Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Reduce Stress, Routines|Tags: , , , , |

Since we are at the end of July, if you have kids, you are probably thinking about what you need to do to prepare them to go back to school. Summer fun is winding down and it’s time to get back into our routines to go back to work and school. I know that’s not as easy as it sounds. It takes no time at all to get out of a routine, and quite a bit more time to get back into it, whether it’s the kids going back to school, or you going back to work after a week or [...]

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An Organized Pet Mom is a Happy Pet Mom

By | May 18th, 2014|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

It’s no secret. If we have pets we love them and want them to be healthy and happy. And when our pets are happy, we are happy. Living with pets is such a wonderful experience and also a big responsibility. There are many factors to consider. They are family members, so we need to consider them in our daily activities just as we do with our human family members. Getting organized for our pets will help us to enjoy them even more and will make our lives easier. Read on for some ideas to organize for your pets. Routines Pets, like children thrive [...]

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