Spring Cleaning… is more than just extra dusting.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

When it comes to spring cleaning or any kind of cleaning, …the more stuff we own, the more there is to clean. A spring clean out or edit of our possessions can be so paralyzing to some that nothing gets done. Years will pass and we can be faced with an overwhelming accumulation of stuff making it difficult to clean and/or enjoy our living space.  In order to take some steps forward, perhaps all we need is a change in mindset. Here are some common reasons why we cling to items longer than we should and how we can re-frame our thinking so we can release those items. 1. It may be a gift....

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20 Clutter-Free Gift ideas Ahead!

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016

Gift giving is a tradition enjoyed by nearly everyone this time of year. I like to encourage folks to consider gifts that are thoughtful yet sensible and more importantly, do not not clutter a home. Here are a few ideas to help you be a clutter-free gift giver: A year-long subscription to the zoo, museum, aviary or science center. A good wine or a special micro-brew beer. Consider a year-long sampling for a larger gift or just a bottle or 6-pack for a smaller gift. For the coffee drinker – a specialty coffee, gift card or free-refill card to their favorite coffee shop. A fuel gift card...

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In Case of Emergency

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

. After news of the flooding in Louisiana, it makes you think…How prepared would you be for a disaster? Help may not arrive right away… Being organized and knowing what to do during an emergency  (man-made or natural) is an important part of being prepared for your family.  Here are some tips to get you started: -Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit- The following items are recommended: Water. One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation. Food. At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Battery-powered or hand crank radio with...

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Summer Has Arrived

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016

Closing Out the School Before you break out the sunscreen, take a few moments to clean up and organize your child’s school paperwork and get ready for next year.Any school papers you decide to keep should be limited to special pieces. These decisions can be difficult so here are some examples of discernment: Keep your child’s final report card rather than each quarter. Keep special reports or projects that exemplify the character and hard work of your child rather than a fill- in the blank test. Keep special handwritten notes from teachers that praise your child. Keep merit awards rather...

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Experience More In Life, With Less!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2016

When you hear the term minimalism do you think of living in an uncomfortable one room house, with stark white walls, a bed cushion, one pot and a hot plate? Well, you’ve got it all wrong!! Living a life with a minimalistic mindset simply means keeping only what youuse, love and want.  Therefore, minimalism will look differently for each one of us.  We’ll each have our own version of it. A WOW Fact Here’s a shocking statistic to consider: despite the fact that home sizes have doubled in the last 40 years, 1 in 10 households will rent a storage unit to store their excess belongings.  To say...

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How Do You Spend Your 24?

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016

February is National Time Management Month! How do you spend your 24? We all have 24 hours every day. How we utilize those 24 hours is what makes one person more productive than another. There are many culprits that can inhibit our productivity at work and at home.  Procrastination is at the top of the list. Procrastination The intentional and habitual postponement of an important task that should be done now. Confession:  Yes, I do it too. I would like to focus on one helpful suggestion that I share with my clients and use myself: Harness your energy ! Identify what time of the day you are...

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