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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 [...]

Taking a Break For The Sake of Getting Things Done

By |2020-11-17T13:41:13-06:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Do you find that you have issues with getting things done? Taking a break sounds counterproductive, right? It may seem that way but there have been scientific studies conducted over time on this subject. Researchers found that taking a break, actually frequent breaks, can increase productivity. A break is a pause in your work with the intent of going back to what you were doing after a short period of time.  It takes your mind off of a task to refresh your brain. There are different schools of thought as to how long to work before taking a break, and [...]

Why I Say Professional Organizers Are Lazy

By |2020-11-17T13:41:16-06:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Home Organization|Tags: , , , , , |

Why do I say that professional organizers are lazy? Because I am one so I know! What I mean by this statement, is that we know what it means to be organized. We also understand the challenges it presents when we are not, not to mention the stress it can cause. Professional organizers want solutions in place to make our lives easier, hence the lazy comment. The solutions we create for ourselves and our clients, allow a flow into our busy lives as if we are on auto-pilot.  We want our clients lives to be easy and relatively stress-free like [...]

Time Management, Flow & Efficiency of Organized Spaces

By |2020-11-17T13:41:18-06:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Efficiency, Time Management|Tags: , , , , , |

One thing I do for myself on a regular basis, is to get my nails done at my local nail salon.  My nails never were in the best of shape, so I get acrylic overlays to protect them and to keep them looking good.  On occasion I will get a pedicure as well.  It’s a self-care practice that I have done for many years. The other day when I went in to get my nails done, I decided to treat myself to a pedicure.  While I was there relaxing in one of their massage chairs, I noticed, as I do [...]

Service Call – The 4 Hour Window

By |2020-11-17T13:41:25-06:00July 25th, 2018|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , , |

Service providers generally give you a range of time to expect them on the date you schedule service.  Some provide a 4 hour window, others more or less depending on the provider.  As you schedule the service call have your calendar at hand to make the appointment work with your schedule. You may have to move things around or take time off from work to find a date and time that works for both parties. Some service providers have requirements attached to the appointment. For example, they will call you prior to their arrival and if you don’t answer the [...]

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6 Self-care Tips to Prevent Burnout

By |2020-11-17T13:41:34-06:00November 11th, 2015|Categories: Planning, Reduce Stress, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Image courtesy of marcolm / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   When we think of the term ‘burnout’, we typically think of it in terms of our jobs.  That makes sense since we spend so much of our lives earning a living.  Our jobs can demand a lot of us in terms of productivity, creativity and time, just to name a few.  Typically these demands come from others, although we have a hand in putting more on ourselves to excel in our careers. Burnout can also occur in our personal lives. There are factors in our lives that can contribute to burnout, such as [...]

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The Best Time Management Strategy – Doing One Thing at a Time

By |2020-11-17T13:41:34-06:00September 27th, 2015|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , , , |

Image courtesy of Master isolated images / FreeDigitalPhotos.net   Productivity and time management are topics a lot of people are talking about these days. We are told to create goals, to-do lists, prioritize tasks, etc.  All of those are great ideas but realistically, how much can we get done in a day?  Is it possible that in our quest to achieve maximum productivity that we may be setting ourselves up for failure? Putting too much on ourselves adds to the stress of our lives. How many times have you created that task list for one day and prioritized those tasks, [...]

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How to Create a Plan For a Peaceful, Productive New Year

By |2020-11-17T13:41:36-06:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Time Management|Tags: , |

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net A new year has just begun and this is the time we tend to think about New Year’s resolutions, or goals, or whatever you call them.  Or another way to look at it is, what we want to accomplish this year.  It could be personally, or in our professional lives or both. Part of this process is to put away the holiday decorations, to wrap up the holidays, to get our homes back in order.  By doing this, you are clearing the clutter to create a clean slate so you can [...]

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

By |2020-11-17T13:41:37-06:00July 27th, 2014|Categories: back to school, Organizing Tips, 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 morning routine 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 [...]

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Wasted Time vs. Downtime

By |2020-11-17T13:41:38-06:00April 20th, 2014|Categories: Home Organization, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Everyone is so busy these days, and there’s a lot of talk about productivity; getting a lot done with the time you have. You probably heard the term ‘time management’ a bazillion times. And you may have heard many say that we cannot manage time. Time is a constant that we cannot control. I may have said that before in previous posts. It’s true, but we can manage our actions for optimal productivity. Managing our actions to increase productivity includes, understanding the difference between wasted time and downtime. With this knowledge, you can plan your actions to make the most of your [...]

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