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1440 Minutes

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019

            When we rise from our beds, we are each gifted with 1440 minutes to use as we choose. If you are looking to maximize the efficiency of those minutes and heighten your happiness level, here are 5 strategies to consider: 1.) Plan a realistic agenda the night before. At the end of each day, look ahead to tomorrow and plan your tasks.  Be realistic in how much you wish to accomplish. In other words, don’t bite off more than you can chew. You can always add tasks to your to-do list if you finish your work ahead of schedule. 2.) Complete your most...

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Get Ready for the Holidays!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018

Get Ready for the Holidays! Much of the holiday anxiety that comes with planning for Christmas can be eliminated with an early start. Begin by thinking of ways to simplify your efforts without skimping on traditions. What do you think you can give up doing this holiday season to lighten your load and enjoy your time with family more? My top 5 list for holiday readiness also includes thoughts on simplifying.  Still send cards? Take your picture at Thanksgiving and order them asap. Ordering them early also gives you a few weeks to get them addressed. Another option to lighten your load is skip...

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Making Self-Care a Priority

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018

Any time you are preparing for lift off on a plane, the flight attendant will remind you to: “Put your oxygen mask on first before helping others.” I suggest we apply this mindset to self-care. When you take the time to care for yourself, you improve your overall well-being and do everything you need to do, better. Steps towards self-care does not have to be time consuming. Think of simple adjustments in how you live. Here are a few ideas: * Keep negative people out of your life. * Deep breathing exercises and 5-minute meditations can do a world of good. * Schedule a date night with your...

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Packing Hacks for Your Next Vacation

Posted by on Jul 9, 2018

Happy Summer!! A time for travel and family excursions. Here is Organization Lane’s top 10 tips that will give you an edge while you’re away from home. Check out my website for this free vacation checklist of what to do before you leave. If you think you’ll be bringing home more stuff than when you left, pack a small suitcase and place your packed suitcase inside a larger suitcase. This way you only have to pay for one checked bag, at least on the way out.  Don’t fold, roll your clothes. You can also use packing cubes to organize and compress your clothes. Use your packed shoes...

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3 Reasons to Declutter, Once and for All!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018

Spring is a time we usually think about performing a deep cleaning regimen of our home. Open up windows and wash everything down. It’s also a great time to edit our home of belongings that have migrated into our space but are no longer necessary. I hope these 3 reasons to declutter will prompt you to take some steps towards releasing any excess in your living space. 1.)  Clutter can cost you time. Think of the time spent looking for misplaced items, prepping meals in a disorganized kitchen, packing or getting dressed when we are faced with an overstuffed closet. We all have 24 hours in...

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See Sandra on KDKA Live

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018

Start your new year off by watching Sandra’s appearance, January 2nd, on KDKA’s morning show. This short (6:38) video gives great tips about home and paperwork organization and information and the upcoming NAPO conference in Pittsburgh on January 11th,...

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