Posted in Organizing

Final Four Challenge!!

Good morning!  March is almost over.  This is the 4th week.  Final Four is this weekend in Phoenix.  Spring is upon us… Let’s challenge ourselves and start to get organized.

So what is the final four challenge?

Easy!

Take a picture of any flat surface near you.  It could be your desk, a bathroom counter, kitchen bar or coffee table.  This is your “before” picture.messy-desk-clean-me2. Move 4 things off this surface.

3. Put those things where the belong.organized-computer-desktop-c1c4b1aa

4.   Now look at your after.   That is it!  You are done  Take a picture if you want.

See here is the deal.  You don’t have to do it all or do it all at once.  If you break it down to four items per service you can do that easy.  It only takes minutes.

Congratuations on completion of your final four challenge!!!!

Will you accept the challenge?  Will you share this and challenge your friends?  Have a great day

Thanks Pamela

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Posted in Organizing, Uncategorized

10 Facts Every Woman Should Know:

I did not come up with these facts but I agree and belive you all should know them.

1. Everyone has rolls when they bend over.women 2 daryn-bartlett-40739.jpg

2. When someone tells you that you’re beautiful, believe them. They aren’t lying.

3. Sometimes we all wake up with breath that could kill a goat.

4. For every woman unhappy with her stretch marks is another woman who wishes she had them. mom to be arteida-mjeshtri-151140

5. You should DEFINITELY have more confidence. And if you saw yourself the way that others see you, you would.

6. Don’t look for a man to save you. Be able to save yourself.

7. It’s okay to not love every part of your body…but you should. woman 1 brooke-cagle-211284

8. We all have that one friend who seems to have it all together. That woman with the seemingly perfect life. Well, you might be that woman to someone else.

9. You should be a priority. Not an option, a last resort, or a backup plan.

10. You’re a woman. And that alone makes you pretty damn remarkable.

~ Austin Blood 

 

You are a remarkable woman.  Give yourself credit!

Pass this on to another remarkable woman.  I love your comments!!

Pamela

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Posted in Organizing

The Golden Triangle is the Golden Ticket!

Do you spend lots of time in the car?  How many miles do you log running to pick up the kids?  How long is your commute to work?car photo-1470434151738-dc5f4474c239

Have you heard of the Golden Triangle?

Golden Triangle is the distance between work, school, and home.

Organize your life within those.  You will find that if you can work within the golden triangle you will save time and money.
Plan out your trips if you need to go the grocery store, dry cleaner, gas station try to map it out and make the most of your trip.  By combining as much as possible you will find savings.
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We live in a small town and we really try to make the most of every trip we make into Phoenix.  Also, I take a cooler with me to put chocolate or food items in.  We are already experiencing temperatures over 85 degrees and believe me when I say chocolate does not do well in the car unless they are in a cooler.  Don’t even get me started on ice cream.
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Leave your comments below and share with friends.
Thanks Pamela!
Posted in clutter, family, Organizing

Decisions ~ Decisions

Organizing is something everyone needs and uses every day to some degree. Some of you have better control over your clutter than other. Some of you feel overwhelmed at the thought of finding your shoes.

That’s OK. I am here to help you find a method that works for you. Not for your mom, or sister or even the neighbor next door. Something that works for you and your family may in fact not work for everyone.chaos-485493_960_720

Have you heard of the Kondo method?

The Kondo principle is dead simple: Touch every single item. Feel it. Think about it. Ask yourself does it bring me joy? If it does, keep it. If not, ditch it.

Try it. Open your closet and start with your winter clothes. Pull ever thing out one at a time. Touch it. Feel it. Does it bring you joy? Does it fit? Did you wear it this season? Does it need mending? Will you mend it?

If you answered no to any of these questions the answer is simple, let it go.

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So, how much did you let go of? Don’t you feel better? I knew you could do it.

Now lets sort what is left.

photo by Clark Street Merchantile -1441986300917-64674bd600d8Think of your closet as a boutique.  Sort by color, sleeve length and then put all your pants, skirts and dresses together. Once you have it all organized you may just discover new outfits and combinations you did to realize you had. Getting dressed should be easier.

Maybe you need your clothes in coordinated outfits. If so do it.   Put your outfits together. Pick out a top and a bottom. Keep it up and choose all your outfits for the week. No early morning thinking required.small baby's room organized

This particular method works great for children who want to pick out their outfits but still need a little help.

Your closet is done now ~ on to the next one. You can do this.  What will you do next?

 

Thanks Pamela

 

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Posted in Organizing

Could your medicine cabinet be a hazard to your health?

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When did you check your medicine cabinet? Did you know that taking expired pills could be harmful or more harm than good? Do you know that you should never flush unwanted or expired medication down the drain? It could contaminant your drinking water. Living in Arizona and realizing how important water is, I will say that would be BAD ~ Very Bad!antique drugs jenelle-ball-4395.jpg

Many places have a take back day.

According to Earth911, the best option is to take advantage of Drug Take Back programs that are held a couple times a year by municipalities and National Drug Take Back Days that are provided by the Federal DEA. Mail back programs are also easy and convenient. Jump to the recycling locator to find one now.

If you do not have a drug take back program in your area you can use this disposal method suggested by SmaRxt Disposal- you can safely dispose of your unused and expired medications in your household trash. They recommend these steps:

  • Pour medication into a sealable plastic bag. If medication is a solid (pill, liquid capsule, etc.), add water to dissolve it.
  • Add kitty litter, sawdust, coffee grounds or any material that mixes with the medication and makes it less appealing for pets and children to eat to the plastic bag.
  • Seal the plastic bag and put it in the trash.
  • Remove and destroy all identifying personal information (prescription label) from all medication containers before recycling them or throwing them away.

So what are you waiting for? Check your medicine cabinets! Now that you have taken care of all those unwanted or expired medications you can now sort the remained and organize what you have. I use small boxes (Mine are pencil boxes) and I have one for bandages, one for allergy and cold, and one for general first aid. You should set up what works for you and your family.Rx's freestocks-org-126848.jpg

Also remember to keep all medications out of reach of children. This is especially important for grandparents. As your medications may not have childproof caps and you may not have small children around all the time so it is easy to overlook the potential dangers.dog-and-kid-photo-1467321309980-a57856cd25f7

For you pet parent the same thing applies. My pets are furry vacuums. It is it on the floor they will eat it. One of my pups had a great time with a tube of lip balm. My what a mess!

Thanks for your patience.  I have had visitors for a wonderful extended visit.  My parents spent 3 fabulous weeks and I must admit I ignored everything but them.  Living far away makes every visit special.

Back on track.  Have a wonderful week.  I love your comments.

Thanks Pamela