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Fun in the Sun

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Whenever possible I spend time outside. I am a sunshine girl. I am happiest when the sun is shining. Now that summer is here and it is lovely and warm outside I am even more drawn to the outdoors. I make time to be outside in the garden. I do some of my best thinking when I am out there pulling weeds, trimming plants, and simply enjoying the fruits of my labor. Yes (to answer your question) I do make sure to apply sunblock. I do it everyday and I encourage all of you to do so as well. I…

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Procrastination

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Do you ever put things off for another day or time? I know I do. I usually put off the things I would rather not do at all. I tell myself “I’ll get to it tomorrow” and guess what? Unless I plan the time in to take care of this unwanted activity I never get around to doing it. Sometimes it doesn’t matter. Sometimes these are necessary chores. When the chores are necessary(bill paying, cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping) I make sure that I schedule them into my day. Sure, it would often be easier to ignore the dust, let the laundry…

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Types of Clutter

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Did you know there are different types of clutter? There is the clutter you have around you when you begin a multi-stepped project and you are just beginning the task. You separate the things based on when you need them and then put the things you don’t immediately need aside. You organize your space so that you have room to complete the project. Then there is the clutter you bring in with you when you walk through the door at the end of the day. Maybe you have groceries, a receipt or 2, a library book, a tote bag or…

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Thinking of organizing that file drawer?

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Every December I try to remember to make new files for the coming year. You know, the files for your bank statments, anything tax related etc. The ones that you would label with the year. Somehow I never get around to it in December. January comes along and the file drawer calls me. I get my trusty labeler, new file folders, and get to it. I happen to like organizing files and weeding out the unnecessary paper from the previous year.  I have a real sense of accomplishment when I have finished this task.What do you do if that is something…

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Clutter Control

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Want to get control over the clutter in your life? Start in one small place. It can be the top of your desk, for instance. At the end of your work day take 15 minutes before calling it a day and tidy your desk. Do whatever filing remains. Make a list of the things to tackle tomorrow. Put pens, pencils, markers back where they belong. You will be amazed by how much you can accomlish in these few minutes and by the relief you feel the next day when you see your desk. Try it and let me know if…

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What to do with all the paper?

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If your house is anything like mine you have a lot of paper arriving in your mailbox on a daily basis.  What do you do with it all?  We get catalogues, magazines, some invitations, and bills. My husband likes to spread all the mail out on the kitchen counter into its different categories.  I come along and take the different piles to their various homes.  Magazines go to magazine holders, catalogues I want I look through and tear out the page which might have something for me to order the rest I recycle, invitations are responded to and then posted on the…

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