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Now It’s May, Try This!

 

SO now its May! Welcome! I am always excited at the beginning of a new month! It feels like rebirth and I can reset. As we are commited to editing our lives for the better, I have a suggestion of something I would like you to try!

I love lists! I love writing things down! So follow this:

Get an actual pen and peper. (writing it down feels real to me than typing it in my phone or tablet.)

Write down 10 things you would like to accomplish this monrth. (There are 5 weeks in MAY. You can think of it as 2 things per week if you like)

Doesn”t matter if they are small things or big items. Doesn’t matter if you think you can finish them or not. We aren’t censuring ourselves.

Find a spot to either hang/clip/tape the paper.(I  suggest a spot you ALWAYS see EVERY day. Also eye level)

You have till May 31st to accomplish these things. Don’t pressure yourself to stress, just motivate yourself to DO them. Check off  or cross off each thing when done

Doesnt matter the order or where in the list you start.

Then do them!!! 

We will reconvene at the end of the month! I believe in you! Small steps lead to large rewards! 

 

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Super Tip Thursday- Lay Down Those Scissors

Scissors! We all have them. How many times have you picked up a pair and they are rusted or dull and can’t cut through a regular piece of paper?!!

Here are some tips:

Scissors should always lay flat. Its keeps them sharper longer, especially the tips.

Pouches for scissors are another way to prolong their use.

Don’t keep scissors in bathrooms or anywhere humidity is high or moisture is damp. The scissors will rust

Always close scissors when storing them.

Store them facing away from you. That means when you open a drawer make sure the sharp end is facing the opposite end of where you would grab the scissors> So handle side should be in front of you.

 
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Posted by on April 25, 2019 in Organizing

 

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Super Thought Of The Day: What If I Succeed?!

What if you succeed? What if you do get organized and stay organized? What if you put systems in place that work for you?

I’m not a What if person, but my of my clients and/or potential clients DO what if, and usually its the other way..What if i can’t do this? what if I get messy again? What if this is too hard? I am turning it around!!!! What if you succeed????!!!

It’s TOTALLY possible. I say to be realistic on what you are willing to do and how far you are willing to go. Also patience comes into play. You have to be patient with yourself. It may have taken years to get to where you are today. It may take just as long to get out of it. And thats okay! It’s all about mindset and then process and then DO-ing!  change your attitude to I Can’t to I Am!

Just get started. Start small. Step by step. Have patience and think about succeeding.

 
 

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Super Thought of the Day: Being Different Is Good

I had a situation recently with a first time client that led to this post . Let me explain the situation first.

 I gained a new client and came to her house to begin and her husband pulled her into another room and told her that he couldn’t have a black man touching his things In his house. Mind you that I heard him say this also, the walls were thin. She came back out and told me that she had to back out. She offered me money for the 3 hr session that was aborted.
In a calm voice I told her to keep her money. And added that I couldn’t accept money from people who hire based on race and that I was more disappointed in her than him. Then I left.
As I turn 50 next month, it’s surprising that I can still be shocked and discriminated because of the color of my skin and what that is to people.

It made me think about each of us who is an Organizer and how we come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ages, genders, etc…that clients are so fortunate to have a diverse group of professionals to choose from. Each of us has value and experience to share. While everyone has a right to work with or not work with whomever they choose, I like working with people who aren’t exactly like me. (well there is no one exactly like me)

Another great thing is that many of us are more alike than we realize and though we may look diffrent from each other or grew up on opposite ends of the country, we have things in common.

 

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2019 in Organizing

 

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Guest Blogger: How to Declutter Your Home and Keep It That Way by Jackie Waters

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Maintaining a magazine-worthy home is likely not a realistic achievement, but having a clean, clutter-free home is attainable. If life has allowed your home to get out of control, you may feel overwhelmed just trying to figure out where to begin. Thankfully, there are several strategies you can implement to begin tackling the clutter in your home.

The “Why”

Before beginning any new project or lifestyle change, it is important to understand why you are embarking on this journey in order to help you stay focused and, more importantly, motivated. There is more to having a clean home than just the pride in appearance and possession. According to Shape, cleaning out your clutter can reduce stress, boost your productivity, and even lead to healthier lifestyle choices. Not only will your home be cleaner, but your mental and physical health will also benefit from the reduced stress of clutter.

Make a Plan

Now that you’ve decided to commit to cleaning up your home, where do you start? Make a plan to decide which room to tackle first, and then begin cleaning room by room until they are each done before moving to the next space. Each item needs to be categorized into “keep,” “trash,” or “donate.” Keep the items you want, trash the items that are broken or damaged, and donate the items that you are willing to part with. It can be a stressful process to determine which items to get rid of, but persevere through and know that the end is worth it.

Tidy Bedroom Means Better Sleep

Your bedroom is a great place to start decluttering. Studies show that you will sleep better in a clean bedroom, so that is great motivation to finally go through all the clothing that you’ve been collecting over the years. Once you have sorted through your clothes and decided which items to keep, it is helpful to get your closet organized in order to maximize the space and be able to see each item you have. Utilize clear storage boxes to store out-of-season clothing and install hooks to hang up scarves and miscellaneous items. Hanging a double rod will instantly increase the amount of space that you have to store hanging clothes. These tips will help you organize your space and be able to keep it tidy in the future.

Keep It Clean

After you have worked hard to declutter your home, it is now important to maintain the state of cleanliness and tidiness. There are several small habits that you can develop in order to keep your home clean. For example, keep your kitchen tidy by emptying your dishwasher each morning and continuing to clean up after each meal. Encourage your children to keep things neat and clean, and take time each evening to clean off the countertops and put away stray items. According to the New York Daily News, even just 10 minutes of intentional cleaning each day will make a difference and keep your home clean.

 

Maintaining a clean home is easier once you have gone through the difficult task of decluttering every room in your house. Each member of the family can have their own responsibilities and participate in tidying up and keeping things straight. It may even be fun to turn cleaning into a game or competition, seeing who can get the most done in a specific amount of time! Once you have created daily habits and a regular routine, you will all be rewarded with a relaxing home, and you will have extra free time to do other things that you enjoy.

 

Photo Credit: Pexels

Jackie Waters can be found at Hyper-tidy.com

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2019 in Organizing

 

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Super Definition Of The Day: What is the Dictionary Definition of Achievable

achievable

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a·chieve

(ə-chēv′)

v. a·chieveda·chiev·inga·chieves
v.tr.

1. To gain with effort or despite difficulty; reach: achieve fame as a singer; achieve a record speed.
2. To succeed in accomplishing; bring about: achieve a task; achieve an improvement in foreign relations. SeeSynonyms at perform.
v.intr.

To accomplish something successfully; perform at a standard or above standard level: skills needed to achieve inschool.

[Middle English achevenfrom Old French acheverfrom chief (venir)(to come) to a headsee chief.]

a·chiev′a·ble adj.
a·chiev′er n.
 
 

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Super Definition Of The Day: What Is The Dictionary Definition of Awareness

awareness

noun

aware·​ness | \ ə-ˈwer-nəs  \

Definition of awareness

the quality or state of being aware knowledge and understanding that something is happening or existspromoting a heightened awareness of the problemseemed to have only a slight awareness of what was going onan acute awareness of subtle differencesThey hope to raise awareness of endangered species, encouraging donations and attracting tourists to the region to support conservation efforts.— New ScientistThe alternative press played a particularly important role in raising political awareness and facilitating mobilization against the regime in South Africa …— Larry Diamond
 
 

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