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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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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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