2018 Blogs

15 Tips to Organized Your Car

“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” Ernest Hemingway

Make your next road trip enjoyable and safe by getting organized before you leave home.

CLICK HERE to read the 15 tips.


Boundaries

There will always be more to do than time allows to accomplish tasks and to handle continual demands. With advancement of technology and instant communication, we live in a world where it has become difficult to maintain personal boundaries. Learning how to say no to others and yes to yourself may not be easy. However, when you accept the fact that you have the right to set boundaries, you will begin to simplify your life.

“A good place to start when managing your time is to reduce the number of things you do in your work and your personal life. Continually trim your “To Do” list.” Harold Taylor

Read more HERE.


Clutter Awareness Week

Clutter is anything that is taking up space without serving a real purpose. Sometimes it is easier to let clutter stay put than to acknowledge that you r-e-a-l-l-y don’t know why you are keeping it. Regardless of the reasons, clutter causes stress–physical, emotional and psychological stress.

Read more at CLUTTER


National Safety Month

“At the end of the day, the goals are simple: Safety and security.” 

– Jodi Rell, former Governor of Connecticut

The National Safety Council (NSC) has designated June as National Safety Month. This is an annual observance aimed at increasing public awareness of the dangers faced each day — on the highways, in homes and workplaces, and in the community.

Read more about the following topics at on National Safety Month blog:

Take to the Roadway
Home Sweet Home
Hike or Bike
Whistle While You work

Awareness is the first step in creating a healthy and safe environment at home, at work, at play.


Hazy, Hot Summer Days

Here in New England the hazy, hot summer days made their appearance during the month of July interspersed with severe but quick thunderstorms in the late afternoon — steamy dampness.  A little bit of exertion brings forth sweaty brows. It is time to crank up the A/C and veg out. Time to sit back and relax.

While you are lounging during these summer respite, especially if you are captured inside, take out pen and paper and begin to plan your fall organizing project to simplify your life…  organize your environment!

Lots of question marks for a simple life

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CLICK HERE to read more about simplification when life is hectic and chaotic.

Read more about Simplify… Organize…  HERE.

How can life be simple when there are so many choices?


Make a Difference

National Make A Difference Day is an annual community service event which is held on the fourth Saturday in October. It doesn’t have to involve a grandiose gesture, it can be as simple as buying a coffee for a co-worker who’s looking down, or lunch for a homeless person just trying to get through the day. You can even donate your old clothes and blankets to shelters to help people get back on their feet and stay warm. CLICK HERE to read more…


Needs vs. Wants

Suze Orman states, “The less you spend today, the easier it will be to maintain your lifestyle tomorrow.”  Wow, how profound; simple but so difficult to follow. A major concern she brought forth was knowing the difference between needs and wants. “A want is a restaurant meal; a need is food at a grocery store. A want is a lakeside getaway for a week. A need is a month’s worth of medicine.”

Whenever you are about to make a purchase, ask yourself:

Is this a need or a want?

Read more about Needs vs. Want right HERE


Personal Heathcare Record

October is Organize Your Medical Information Month and the 30-day challenge is to make time to create your own personal healthcare record (PHR).

Organized medical information is the key to preparedness for emergency situations and regular doctor visits. Having this important information at your fingertips is an insurance policy against medical mishaps and negligence, as well as having the power to be your own medical advocate. This record helps you understand your medical condition and allows for easy access to combined information from different medical providers and facilities. It just might prevent things from falling through the medical cracks.

Read about the below topics by CLICKING HERE

What type of file is best
Options
What to include
Preparedness Options
Plan Ahead and Be Organized
Your Medical Rights
and more


Pursuit of Happiness

Thanks to our founding fathers and the Declaration of Independence, US citizens are guaranteed the following rights — Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Since the first full week in November is National Pursuit of Happiness Week, let’s focus on what brings forth the state of happiness.

Find out how – CLICK HERE


Revise Your Work Schedule

Busy, busy, busy. That about describes daily life in today’s fast-paced world. What is it that keeps you running around with too many demands and too little time? What daily stressors constantly bombard you? Are you juggling too many things?

What changes in your life would benefit your health and well-being? Are you willing to take that step?

To-do… To-do… Too much to do and no time to be…

Suppose your to-do list has twenty items beckoning for your attention. You may start the day off with good intentions to tackle each item, but at some point you realize you are bogged down with things that are not going well.

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Self-Improvement

I challenge you to take the next 30-days to focus within yourself and decide what areas of your life could use a boost, a bit of decluttering.

Your environment is a reflection of what is happening within your being. Are you content? Do you have a positive attitude? Are you happy? Or do you recognize that a bit of self improvement is in order?

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Simplify… Organize… Lighten the Load

This has been the tagline, and my mantra, for Organizing Resources since 1994. First simplify, then organize to lighten the load.

The first week in August is ‘Simplify your Life’ week. Hum.. Seems like a good time to set your priorities straight. Are you searching for the simpler life with more space, more time, more money, more energy, less chaos, less stress? Are there too many choices that make life hectic?

CLICK HERE to read more information as I break down this statement and see how it all comes together.


Summertime Pause

“You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.”  ~Zig Ziglar

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

Summertime is a good time to slow the pace, pause for a moment and listen to your heart. It is a good time to touch upon those things that add relaxation, joy and beauty to your life. If you find yourself stressed, maybe it is time to switch your paradigm and uncover peace and tranquility with a simpler lifestyle.

One of the first obstacles faced in the simplifying process is the habit of hastily made decisions. Pause a moment and verify your direction. If an acquaintance calls and suggests lunch, pause and consider previous commitments, even commitments to yourself. If you have been asked to volunteer your services, pause to determine if this request fits with your life at this moment. A “No” response now is better than a regrettable commitment later. Practice pausing before adding new demands on your time.

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True Meaning of the Holiday Season

Christmas Tree in New Zealand – Pohutukawa

During the month of December take the challenge to recognize and understand the cultural traditions and symbols behind the upcoming holiday season. When we grasp the significance of ancient holiday celebrations, we begin to understand how that custom came to be today.

A prominent tradition of the holiday season is the evergreen tree, an ancient symbol of the value of life as it remains green and alive even during the harsh winter months. The evergreen tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals for thousands of years. Pagans used its branches to decorate their homes during the winter solstice.

Read more about the different holiday symbols HERE.

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