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3 Tips to Control Clutter in Your Mind

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These days my mind is filled with lots of questions. Questions for which I have no answers. I’m calling these thoughts that fill my mind clutter. Do you have swirling thoughts, too? Sometimes these thoughts overwhelm me and make it hard for me to work. I thought this may be true for you also. I’ve developed a few strategies to help myself avoid feeling overwhelmed by these thoughts and want to share these tips to control clutter in the mind with you. Rabbit Holes Before, in days gone by, I would arrive at my desk in the morning, quickly address…

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Hoarding: Are You Hoarding Supplies?

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Are you hoarding supplies? I’m supposed to be wrapping up my month of blog posts talking about paper: as in organizing and filing papers. Instead, I’m talking about hoarding supplies like toilet paper, paper towels, hand sanitizer, and cleaning products. Up until recently when we talked about hoarding, we were talking about a home we may think is filled up or overflowing with stuff. Or maybe we would be referring to a friend of relative we couldn’t visit because their home was so full, they couldn’t have anyone over. What is the Hoarding Disorder? The American Psychiatric Association (APA) says…

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How to Organize Your Time, Take Care of Your Children, & Work from Home

By How To Organize

This is a tall order. Organizing your time, taking care of your children and working are three separate and distinct activities. Yet, here we are. These are challenging times. We are asked to work from home and schools are closed. In times past, we would have looked for guidance or some tried and true advice for how to navigate these rough waters. As luck would have it, none of us have ever been in this situation before. I bet that there will be several books on this very topic when we come out the other side of Covid-19. What is…

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Downsize Your Files By Weeding Them

By Rightsize Your Life

Since many of us find ourselves practicing social distancing by staying home, take advantage of this time to downsize the amount of paper in each file folder and weed your files. Control those paper piles  If you’ve been following the blog this month, I’m talking about paper. I started out by asking you to consider controlling the paper piles on your desk and in your office by assigning an action to each paper. From there I moved to talking about an action file holder which could sit on top of your desk. Your next steps are to schedule time each…

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How To Organize Your Time and Why You Want To

By How To Organize

We all know you can’t organize your time. You can only organize how you spend your time. None of us have more than 24 hours in a day. You can’t bank time even though we talk about time as if it was a currency to spend and save. While it’s wonderful to let the day and time to unfold around us, that is a luxury in which few of us can indulge ourselves. There are certain things, like your job or your responsibilities which make specific demands on your time. I learned the expression: demands on your time from productivity…

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Control Paper Clutter in Your Home & Feel More Energized

By Control Clutter

Do you want to feel more energized? One way is to control the paper clutter in your home. Have you ever noticed the effect that clutter has on you? Clutter has the super-power of removing energy from people. It multiplies like bunnies it it’s left alone. Before you know it, clutter’s everywhere. Give yourself more energy and put energy back into your home by taking steps to control the clutter in your home. There are many kinds of clutter. This week I’m talking specifically about controlling the paper clutter in your home since it’s tax season. Paper clutter Just the…

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Rightsize Your Life & Be Better Organized

By Rightsize Your Life

Is your life so filled up that it can feel like it’s overflowing with responsibilities from work and home? Consider taking a step back and rightsizing your life. Give yourself space to be mindfully present. Very often, we spend so much time moving from activity to activity that we fail to fully engage with that which we are doing. We’re just getting it done and moving on. Busy Days Our days are busy. There’s no denying that. Everyone, from stay-at-home moms/dads to service providers and corporate executives, is busy. We start early in the morning and end late at night….

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How to Organize for a Move to a New Home

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Learn how to organize for a move to a new home. Moving is a stressful endeavor. Read these tips and they will reduce some of the anxiety and thus relieve your stress.  Whether you are selling your home and then moving down the road, moving from apartment to apartment, or preparing to move across the country into your first home there are some simple steps to follow so that your move can be as stress-free as possible. Timeline Create a realistic timeline for yourself. If you are single this is a fairly simple process. Answer these questions for yourself. If…

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Feeling Overwhelmed? You’re Not Alone

By How To Organize

Feeling overwhelmed can stump even the most productive of us. We can’t expect ourselves to do everything all the time. Do it all We think we can do it all, all the time: manage our home, take care of the children, maintain a relationship with our partner, go to work, tend the garden, take care of the pets, keep up with the laundry, make yummy meals and the list goes on. Technology doesn’t help Technology adds to feeling overwhelmed. We are constantly bombarded by technology. Our phones make different sounds to indicate a text was received, an email has arrived,…

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

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Benjamin Franklin is credited with coming up with a lengthier version of this saying. Sir Winston Churchill created his own version. Both these wise leaders are letting us know that if you don’t have a plan you will most likely fail at whatever it is you are attempting. Why Plan? The best reason to plan is to succeed. When you have a plan, you don’t float through the day letting whatever happens to happen. You get things done. Your appointments and job are scheduled. You can fit other tasks like errands, chores, and self-care around the scheduled events. If you…

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