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Benefits of Moving to a Smaller Home

By | March 20th, 2019|Categories: Downsizing, Moving|Tags: , , , , |

There will be a point in your life when you start to consider moving to a smaller home.  Typically, we start to think along those lines as we get older.  We slow down and don’t have the energy or physical capacity to manage the tasks associated with a big home. You may have started out with a smaller home, then as you moved along life’s path, you needed more space so you upsized to a larger home, maybe more than once. The kids came along and you needed more space to accommodate more things for more people.  You needed more [...]

Behavior Based Organizing

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: Productivity, Routines, Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

What is behavior based organizing?  The answer is, organizing solutions based on natural habits and routines.  If a solution is created that requires actions radically different than you are used to, it forces you to radically change your behavior.  When you force a behavior change, you are less likely to maintain your solutions. We all have them, even the most disorganized have some established routines and habits.  These routines may, or may not work well, depending on how you organize the steps.  The key is the efficiency of the steps in the routine, in terms of behavior.  Organization equals efficiency. [...]

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Using Processes Saves Time & Increases Productivity

By | October 5th, 2016|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Productivity, Routines, Time Management|Tags: , |

‘Use processes to increase productivity.’  Anyone that has ever worked in an office understands that statement.  As a matter of fact, everything we do, whether it’s income generating or not, revolves around a process.  The word ‘process’ is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as follows, “a series of actions that produce something or that lead to a particular result.” The particular result in regards to using processes is increased productivity.  You save time by not having to think about the steps you need to take to produce a particular result.  When you repeat a process regularly, it becomes routine, you [...]

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Save Time & Eat Healthier…Use a Slow Cooker

By | February 4th, 2013|Categories: Kitchen, Time Management|Tags: , |

Looking to find some extra time in your day? We live in such a hectic world. We’re always in a hurry. There is so much to do, and so little time to do it. I know I’m always looking for ways to make effective use of my time. Living a healthy lifestyle by eating nutritious meals has also become challenging. It may be because we don’t have the time to fix healthy meals, or sit down to enjoy them. Eating on the run usually isn’t very healthy for us. Frozen dinners, canned soups, and sandwiches are the primary meals in my [...]

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Paying Bills Electronically to Save Time, Money & Stress!

By | January 19th, 2011|Categories: Organizing Tips, Paper Management, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

These days everyone is looking for ways to not only save time but also money. Paying bills is something we all do, and it can be time consuming and stressful. Manually paying bills requires a type of system that will ensure your bills are paid on time to avoid late charges, which can be costly, and cause your stress level to climb higher. And no one needs more stress in their life! If your manual system does not work for you, and makes you dread the idea of tackling that growing mound of paper bills, you may want to consider paying bills [...]

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