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Does the Easter bunny bring green eggs?

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While we are on the subject of green.  Have you looked in your refrigerator lately?  Is there anything green in there?
Do you have containers in there that are growing mold or are fuzzy?  Let’s get rid of that.  Leftovers should be cleared out on a weekly basis.  In our house, we have garbage pick-up one time per week so Wednesday night is clean out the fridge night.
For a long time, we did not put anything in containers.  We used zip top re-closable baggies.  If you are not good at eating leftovers and you find that you have lots of science projects growing in your fridge you might try zip top baggies too.  At least you don’t have to open them to trash them.  Stink no more.

Another thing, do you have 10 different types of salad dressing and other condiments in your fridge?  Why?  Organize your fridge by zone.  You have a crisper, a deli drawer, and a butter shelf, so why not a dressing space.  If you keep your condiments together you will not have to search and hopefully not have multiple opened bottles cluttering up your fridge.

We have a deep freeze.  It is a chest type which can become the place where good veggies to the freezer burn and die.  But you can control that by adding some organizing.  I suggest you have some crates or dividers to sort your food and keep like items together.  For example, we have a space we keep our ground beef, a crate for veggies, a tray that sits on top of the crate for fruits.  I know that we frequently use chicken so having a designated stop means I don’t have to dig to see what is there.
We also have a system that every 6 months where we don’t buy any freezer foods until we eat everything that is in there.  It forces us to use what we have on hand.  No more 1 corndog and 3 pizza rolls abandoned at the bottom of the freezer.  I plan this for just before Thanksgiving.  I am then sure I can fit an extra turkey in the freezer so when Christmas comes around and ham is on sale but not turkey I am ahead of the game.

Remember you have to break a few eggs if you want to make an omelet!

Happy spring!bird-nest-eggs-blue-158734.jpeg Have a great day!  You can Bee Organized, I’m here to help.

Thanks Pamela

 

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Are your taxes done?

Raise your hand if you are working on your taxes today.

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I thought they were going to be so easy!  Just a postcard right?

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so maybe they are a little less cumbersome…..

 

just kidding.  Actually if you have not finished you still have tomorrow.  Make sure you mail them (with your check) by Monday.  Because let’s face it, if you thought you were going to get a refund, you would have been done with this in February.  Right!

 

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Simply too much!

Are you overwhelmed by too much?

Too much…..

Too much stuff?

Too much on your plate?

Too much on your to do list?

Sometimes you have to say no. Being organized is also about your too much.  Sometimes you are giving too much of yourself.  It’s ok to put yourself first.  If your neighbor ask you to take care of their pet fish and after you agree she leaves you a note to do the laundry and pick them up at the airport that is overwhelming and too much.  They should not be surprised if their fish accidentally got flushed down the toilet.

Maybe you enjoy French toast but you really have no desire to enter a French toast eating contest.  That just too much!

Could be that you are finding that you are stretched to thin.  You can and should say no.

I did not come up with these facts but I agree and believe 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 

 

It’s ok to say no.  You are a remarkable woman.  Give yourself credit!

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

Pamela

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Easy vs. Right ~ Which will you choose?

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This applies to so many aspects of life.

The way your kid cleans their room vs. the way your mom cleans your room.

Clutter?  Shove it in a closet or sort it.

Papers?  Easy to toss in a pile but eventually, you will have to do the right thing which is they need to be filed away.

Pantry?  Can’t find the peanut butter that you know you have so go buy more…. No, organize your pantry.  Save time and money.

Clothes?  Don’t lay them down – put them away.

Laundry?

You get the idea….

Do the right thing even when no one is watching.  Pretty soon it will be the easy way.

Thanks Pamela

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Do you Pile it? Stop being a Pilot.

So unless you are might be licensed to fly a plane you are not a pilot.  But that is not what we are taking about. What do I mean by Pilot? Do you make piles of stuff?  Do you pile it up.  Stop it.

Here it the rule ~

Don’t be a Pilot! No Piles allowed.

No Piles of Anything! No, not even neat ones.

This rule will save you hours of wasted time when you learn to follow it.

Stacking things develops bad habits. Stacks of items tend to grow into unmanageable piles of clutter and chaos that then takes hours to clean and sort them.

Looking a stacks or piles of stuff is stressful. It is a constant reminder that there is something to be done.

Look at areas of your home where things tend to be “stacked” or piled up. This could be your mail, the laundry, dishes etc.

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I have said before that if you will fold and hang your laundry when you take it out of the dryer it is easier to put away – Do not let it pile up.  If you need more tips on this go to my prior post on laundry tips do-you-have-a-monster-in-your-house.

Mail has the ongoing potential for a pile up. Clutter can be due to indecision. Be brutal,  make a decison about  your mail and bills then they come in.  Deal with them right away or place them only temporarily in the inbox.  Read more about dealing with mail and papers Click here.

Better yet go paperless.

You will always know where to find your statements. I am a huge fan of online banking. Most banks offer online banking. If you are not taking advantage of it you are wasting money. By using online banking don’t have to order as many checks or pay postage to mail your bill payments.   Your bank may even offer electronic reminders, you can avoid the hassle of paper bills, making extra trips to your bank or worrying about checks being lost in the mail. In addition, paying your bills online keeps all of your billing records in one easy-to-find place. You can also set up automatic payments using your debit or credit card. Banking online can make your banking life much easier and reduce your paper clutter.

Dish Issues = clutter

In my house I am cooking all the time. Dishes are another area that could create a pileup. All dishes go immediately into the dishwasher or get washed in the sink after use. Don’t  leave them in other areas or allowing them to pile up. When Mr. Man cooks he cleans as he goes which is wonderful. Unfortunately he does not cook enough, in my opinion.

Don’t put things down put them up.

The next time you are piling things up, stop and ask yourself how much longer it would take to put things away. It may take a couple extra minutes now, but will save you even more time and effort in the future.

You can do be organized and I’m here to help.  I love your comments.

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Looking up! Final four challenge!!

Sometimes we get so busy with our lives we forget to look up.  The view can be very refreshing!

FB_IMG_1553229754612Being organized will save you time and money.   I know that I can always use more time can you?

  Final Four Challenge!

Take the final  four challenge

So what is the final four challenge?

Easy!

1. 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.

You might have started with 32 or maybe sweet 16, then you work a few minutes and you are at the great 8. Before you know it you have it down to the final four!

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 session you can do that easy.  It only takes minutes.

Congratulations 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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