Easier said than done, I know. I have found that asking myself these two questions before any task can free up some much needed time and takes the "busyness" out of my life. How special it was today to be able to make dinner. I had the day off and wanted to cook something that … Continue reading Do What Matters. Do ONLY What Matters
This week I was on vacation from my day job. I had my choice of what I wanted to do: work on my Thirty-One Business; work on my Organizing Business or plan NOTHING. I opted for the latter. My, how daunting and freeing it is to plan NOTHING. I could choose to work on either … Continue reading How to Plan NOTHING & Get Stuff Done.
Problem No. 1 My husband likes to spring surprises on me. And they're not always the good kind--you know, like flowers when he comes home (he does do that). The surprises I'm referring to are things like having to make an unexpected stop at the store when I am ridiculously tired. The more I think … Continue reading Something to Do While You’re Waiting
See video below for how I use my toiletries bag. Travelling? Not travelling? Doesn't matter. Yep, we are in the middle of travel season. Are you planning a trip for the second half, last-minute travel surge before Labor Day? Or are you the type who takes a lot of short, weekend trips? Maybe you are … Continue reading Travel Tip: Never Forget Your Toiletries Again!
Kids & Clutter: (not)Too Cool for School As a childcare provider, the first thing I do when I get to work is bring the house to order. Dirty dishes go in the sink; counters and the stove are wiped clean. Floors swept; dishwasher is unloaded. Laundry is started. Toys are put away. Meantime, I … Continue reading Want Your Kids To Have a Better Education? Stay Organized
Let's face it--ridding the house of clutter is an overwhelming task. We look at a room filled to the brim and we think: I don't even know where to begin? How did this happen? And then we get into the blame game: We either feel so incredibly guilty for letting it get this way OR … Continue reading Getting Rid of Clutter: 3 Small Actions, ONE Big Impact
Did you know... Clutter Robs Our Self-Esteem You wake up one day and tell yourself: "Today I am going to declutter the bathroom! This is it!" You walk to the bathroom, feeling triumphant and elated. You made a decision! You open the door and see the following: bath toys scattered all over the floor more … Continue reading Three Bathroom Items to Get Rid of NOW
In her book, The Way of Abundance, Ann Voskamp poses the following question: Tough question, right? In this fly at your face, mixed-up crazy world, how do I remember anything at all? Doesn't having a jam-packed schedule of soccer games and a whole bunch of to-do's on my list mean I have an abundant life? … Continue reading Everyday Stuff Every Day
A Walk in the Woods I You are a free spirit. You stand at the edge of the deeps woods and think, "There is no trail; no boundaries holding me back. I can go where I want. This is good." And so you go. You soon find out that the terrain is tough, rough, and … Continue reading The Thief of Freedom