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More Quick Toss Items

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Why we Keep Stuff | 0 comments

More Quick Toss Items

You can create space and order quickly by tossing the small things that pile up and create clutter. Go through your house and get rid of these clutter makers: • Price tags – once you decide you won’t return an item toss the price tags. If it’s a big ticket item attach it to the warranty info. • Packaging – will you put the item back in the original package to store it? If not, recycle the packaging. • Old papers on the fridge – if they are no longer relevant toss them. • Hangers and plastic from the dry cleaners –...

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Create Space and Order in a Hurry

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Create Space and Order in a Hurry

Create Space and Order in a Hurry You can create space and order very quickly by tossing the small things that pile up and create clutter. Go through your house and get rid of these clutter makers: • Junk mail – throw it out as quickly as you can. Don’t keep something that’s useless and annoys you every time you see it. • Envelopes – Unless you need the return address, toss all incoming envelopes. Putting stuff back into the envelope, then taking it out to do something with it, takes a lot of time and effort. Clip...

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Get Dressed Fast!

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Get Dressed Fast!

Get Dressed Fast! Mornings can be a lot faster and easier with a little planning. Do you spend time every morning randomly going through your closet desperate to find something to wear? Here’s some ways you can eliminate wasted time and stress getting dressed. First, pare down your clothes. The Pareto Principle, “roughly 80 percent of the effects come from 20 percent of the causes.” This 80/20 principle applies to your clothes as well. Have only the things that fit and look good on you in your closet. This will make getting ready...

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Habits of Highly Organized People

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Habits of Highly Organized People

Habits of Highly Organized People Everyone has their own comfort level for order. Highly Organized People, HOP, have a lower tolerance for clutter than someone who is not highly organized. It doesn’t make one type of person better or worse than the other, just different. Most of my clients are chronically disorganized. They may not want to become HOP, but most do want to have a more organized life. Disorganized people can become more organized by learning new habits. The habits that I help my clients develop to improve their...

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Planning a Super Bowl Party? Are you having a Super Bowl party? A little planning will make it stress free and give you time to watch the game and the commercials • Plan a menu. Finger foods are a must. Even if friends are bringing food, plan to prepare a few things to fill in the blanks if everyone comes with chips and salsa. You can never have too many desserts! • Shop now for ingredients and paper goods. Make it easy on yourself and have everything ready. • Figure out what serving dishes you will need, so you aren’t hunting...

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Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Professional Organizer Albuquerque, Time Management | 0 comments

Turning to do’s into Habits             Are there things you need to do every week or every month that seem to sneak up on you?  Turning those to do’s into habits will make it easier to remember what you need to do and get things done on time.             To begin, make a list of all the things you have to do on a regular basis.  My list includes writing and posting this blog, finding quotes for my Friday social media posts, bookkeeping, planning menus, and downloading handouts for continuing education classes. ...

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Brain Clutter

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Brain Clutter

Brain Clutter A worthy goal for 2016 is to spend a few minutes planning your day and writing things down. You are probably already planning your day without realizing you are doing it. What are you thinking about in the shower? It’s probably what you have to do today. If you jot the information down as soon as you can you won’t spend the day unconsciously trying to remember everything you need to do. The little ants running around in your brain trying to find your shower thoughts are distracting and keep you from focusing on the...

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Holiday Time & Money Savers

Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Holiday Time & Money Savers

Holiday Time & Money Savers Save time, money and your sanity over the holidays, tips to make your holidays full of love and joy. Make a budget and stick to it. Don’t forget to include any charitable gifts you will make at year end. Keep a copy for next year, so you have a starting place. Schedule shopping days during the less busy times so you won’t wait in line. With only four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas stores will be more crowded. According to MarketWatch.com the busiest shopping days before Christmas, in date order,...

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Give Thanks

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Special | 0 comments

Give Thanks

    In what has become a holiday tradition, I want to share some quotes about gratitude. I hope they will inspire you to live every day full of thanksgiving.   One of my favorites:   Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.                         1Thessalonians 5:16-18   The most important blessing to count is your heart beat.                         yel   Any mind that lacks the spirit of...

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Are You an Awfulizer?

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Time Management | 2 comments

Are You an Awfulizer?

Is your habit of “awfulizing” keeping you from moving forward in your life? Psychologist Albert Ellis coined the term awfulizing. It describes overly negative thinking that sees a small problem as a complete catastrophe. When you awfulize, you always expect that the outcome of anything you try will be terrible. You imagine that with every action you take, the result will be the very worst thing that can happen. A simple example of awfulizing: you are standing at the bottom of a mountain and the goal you want to achieve is at the top. You...

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