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Back to School Readiness Tips

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019

Going back to school is the time when families re-establish routines that have gone by the way side with summer schedules. Here are some suggestions that can help prepare you and your kids for the school year ahead.   Paper Trail Brace yourself, during the first few weeks of school your child will come home with dozens of forms and reminders in their backpacks. Tackle the paper with a filing system.   Start with a hanging file for each child. Labeled with their name. Activity folders. Create manila folders for each activity that your child is involved in. Any paper related to that...

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Digital Clutter Clean Up Made Easy

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

Clutter in our life is not limited to physical spaces- we accumulate digital clutter as well. An overloaded inbox, thousands of photos and more apps than we need or use.   It’s easy to accumulate excess digital clutter simply because many of us do not have the time to clean it up. Don’t be hard on yourself- there is an easy way to get this done.   Recognize the simple fact that the collection of this clutter did not happen overnight and releasing it all will not happen overnight. Like any large project, I recommend you break it down into small steps. You only need 10 minutes to...

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Junk Mail Madness

Posted by on May 31, 2019

According to the Center for Development of Recycling at San Jose State University, each American adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year! If you are looking to reduce your junk mail, this information comes from the Federal Trade Commission website (www.ftc.gov) * I cannot guarantee the junk mail will stop completely but you will see a significant reduction.  To stop unsolicited direct mail, register your address at: www.dmachoice.org.    To stop pre-screened credit offers from filling your mailbox, register your address at: www.optoutprescreen.com .    To stop catalogs,...

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How to Set Yourself Up for a Peaceful Night of Sleep

Posted by on May 2, 2019

What does organization have to do with sleep? Plenty! According to clinical psychologist, Pamela Thatcher, her research indicated “that the more clutter you have, the more likely you were to have a sleep disorder,” It’s easy to clutter up a bedroom because it’s a private space however, this room should be treated like a sanctuary.  The bedroom needs to be maintained and arranged in a way that facilitates a restful night.   Here is what I recommend: Make your bed daily. It’s the largest piece of furniture in the room and when it’s unmade the entire room looks messy. Be selective...

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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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