Last week I brought you the first five tips, here are the last five!
6. Clear your work spaces. Whether your desk, the kitchen counter, or the bathroom counter. Just as I said in Part 1 of this post that location is important, and that things that are used regularly should be in a convenient location, the opposite is true. If it is not something you use on a REGULAR BASIS, it does not need to be occupying your work space. If you find you are constantly having to move one thing to get to something you [...]
Your stuff should have a purpose to help you create the life you want, and if it doesn’t, what is it doing in your home?
Good question asked by Peter Walsh. You can check out his 2 minute video below.
2 major causes of clutter
Memory Clutter is caused by keeping things that remind you of a person, an achievement, or a special time in your life. Could be trophies, certificates, kids schoolwork, baby clothes, souvenirs, or any other thing that has some sentimental value.
And then there is the I-might-need-it-someday clutter. This comes from the fear of [...]
Since I am sharing organizational tips, I thought I would republish an old post from my other blog that is very pertinent here!
Everyone is always looking for a magic bullet, and special pill, a trick to help them with whatever issue is bothering them. And when it comes to organizing , it is no different. We all would like an easy peazy way out.
Well, I don’t have a magic bullet or special pill, and I can’t twinkle my nose to clean up your clutter, but I can offer you THE best ever organizational tool, [...]
You know how there are some people who just seem to have it all together?
Their houses are always neat and put together. Their cars are organized with bins in the trunk. They can pick what to wear from their closet easily because it is so neat and they know where everything is. And they know tonight what they are having for dinner tomorrow and already have all the ingredients.
And then there are the rest of us. We look at those women in awe and wonder how do they do it? Sometimes I just think their brains must be [...]
I have always used the terms herbs and spices interchangeably, not realizing there is actually a difference in between the two.
Herbs come from the leaves of non-woody plants (think of basil). They are primarily used for savory dishes and are typically used in larger amounts than spices would be.
Spices, on the other hand, are obtained from roots, flowers, fruits, seeds or bark. Spices are usually more potent and are used in smaller portions than herbs.
Interestingly, an herb and a spice can come from the same plant. Cilantro comes from the leaves of the plant, but coriander actually [...]
*This post was originally published in 2011 on Living the Balanced Life.
In hearing Liz Gumbinner speak at Typeacon this past Saturday, it became even more solidified in my mind that for us to be successful women, in whatever type of business or personal life we have, we have to stop trying to do it all.
As I talked about a couple of months ago in a previous post titled Good enough is the new perfect, we have been encouraged from the generation before us and our current generation that we CAN have it all. Well if we try to [...]
Last weekend, my husband had an accident. He was unreachable by phone for hours. Finally, about 3 hours later, I received a phone call notifying me that he had been in a motorcycle accident and was in the emergency room. The accident had happened almost 3 hours prior, but they had not been able to get my contact info.
In this age of cell phones, everyone has the thought that if they have an emergency, that they can use their cell phone to get in touch with loved ones. Or that others will be able to access their [...]
I do A LOT of surfing in my quest for finding inspiration and content to share with my readers. I come across a lot of awesome posts, so I thought I would do a Weekend Links post!
A YUMMY looking recipe from Simple Mom! Baked Lasagna Casserole
From More magazine Stressbusters for entrepreneurs- some great tips!
Very Pinteresting from Huffington Post
A Crustless Bacon and Cheese Quiche from Kraft
An older post from my other blog: 13 ways to stays stressed out
I love this office in a closet! From Better Homes & Gardens 17 Ways to Make Organization [...]
It seems that stuff and kids go together. You have kids and your stuff starts accumulating. And while you can put some limits on the stuff, and have rules on what makes it into the house, chances are that excess stuff will be a part of your life for a while.
The challenge for us moms then becomes how can we manage and organize all the stuff in our lives, and how can we do it in a way that everyone can easily maintain?
Luckily, due to Pinterest and several of my blogging friends, I have come up with some [...]