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3 Reasons Why Kids Playtime is Important

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Kids are just as busy as we are. Gone are the days when children would come home from school, deposit their lunchbox and backpack, grab a snack, and dash back out the door to play with their friends. Something happened to our kids’ playtime. They are involved in activities from dawn to dusk in part to provide childcare because both parents work. Also, because parenting is easier when the children are involved and not left to their own devices. You never know what kids will get into. Organize your home so that kids can have free play when they are…

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My Top 10 Ways We Are Free

By Be A Better Version Of You

We are so very lucky here in the United States. We can express our freedom every day from the time we get up to the time we turn out the lights. It’s rare that we even think about most of them.  Every day we are free to make all sorts of choices for ourselves. I have listed some below.     1. Free to say what you want. Although sometimes saying what’s on my mind gets me into trouble. Does that ever happen to you? Do the words slip out of your mouth before you’ve had a chance to think about…

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Ask Yourself: Is This the Best You Can Do?

By Be A Better Version Of You, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Do you ever ask yourself, Is this the best you can do? I do. If I’m stuck and feeling frustrated with a project, I sometimes throw my hands up in disgust and ask myself, Is this the best you can do? When the answer is, no, I give myself a little talking to, think about my purpose, and keep on working. Hopefully the answer is, yes and I give myself permission to stop, reward myself, and walk away. Since I am a professional organizer, I’m talking about organizing projects. What does the best you can do mean? Doing your best…

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How to Organize for a Move to a New Home

By How To Organize, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Are You moving to a new home? Are you wondering how to organize yourself, your things, and your family for a move? Moving can be a daunting prospect particularly if you’ve lived in your current home for a number of years. People often ask how to get organized for a move. They want to know what to do first. The idea of moving to a new home is exciting and may also be a bit unsettling. Afterall, you’re leaving the familiar and moving somewhere new. Here are my tips on how to organize for a move. Create a timeline and…

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How to Organize When You Feel Overwhelmed by a Task

By How To Organize, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Everyone, and I do mean everyone, feels overwhelmed from time to time when they think about how to organize and complete certain tasks. Personally, when I feel overwhelmed, I avoid doing the task. Avoidance doesn’t complete the task Of course, I rationalize my avoidance by working on and completing everything except for the one thing I’m supposed to be doing. I tell myself I have been super productive (which I have been) BUT that one task remains undone. I am also good focusing my thoughts. The task that’s creating this overwhelming feeling gets put on my back burner. It stays…

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5 Reasons to Organize Your Important Documents Now

By How To Organize, How to Organize Your Life Blog

It has always been important to organize your important documents and even more so now because of the global pandemic. These documents must be organized so that they are easy to access when you need them. Many of them  contain sensitive and privileged information. You do not want to leave them hanging out in the open. Keep them secure and away from prying eyes. 1. Reduce Stress and Anxiety Clearly, we are more relaxed when we are not worried, full of stress or anxious. This applies to almost any topic. When there is a crisis the important documents, I am…

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Thanksgiving Feasting

By How to Organize Your Life Blog, Rightsize Your Life

The Thanksgiving Feast I went to in Connecticut was fabulous! There were 35 people there at 1 table! Imagine that. Lots of people brought parts of the meal to share. I brought the pies from a wonderful pie shop here in Atlanta. Others brought vegetable dishes, potato dishes, cranberry relishes, and some other desserts. Someone else brought a fabulous array of appetizers to nibble on while the dinner was being assembled. Did you attend a fabulous feast? Did you maybe over-indulge the way I did? Party Time! The party season is here. I know I will be snacking at parties…

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3 Tips to Keep Festive Family Dinners Festive

By How to Organize Your Life Blog, Rightsize Your Life

No matter what you’re celebrating: Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas or a family celebratory dinner if you’re gathering lots of people with multiple generations it can be stressful. Not just in the preparing – there’s lots of advice to help you get organize with the preparations – but also in the event itself. If your family is anything like mine there are lots of personalities – from the happy go lucky all the way to the downright argumentative. Tip #1 Where to sit If you’re hosting a seated dinner plan the seating at the table (or tables) in such a way as…

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What Do You Want to Change?

By How To Organize, How to Organize Your Life Blog

In one minute you can change your attitude and in that minute you can change your day. Ritu Ghatourey Change is in the air! Spring is on its way here in Georgia. One day to the next we have changes in the temperature. It fluctuates up and down wildly. Does the way you think about yourself change from one minute to the next?  We can use this notion of change to switch our attitude from negative to positive. If we’re having a bad day, we can change our thinking and find some small positive moment. Something for which to be…

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What Kind of Clutter Do You Have?

By Control Clutter, How to Organize Your Life Blog

Did you know that there are several different types of clutter? The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about clutter is physical clutter. This kind of clutter is obvious. You can see it, touch it, and sometimes taste it and smell it. PHYSICAL CLUTTER: Examples of physical clutter are piles of magazines, unopened mail in piles, shoes left around on the floor in no apparent order, clothes piled on chairs, toys left laying around, cleaning supplies, dirty tissues or paper towels, used plates and cutlery. I bet you can think of even more examples of physical…

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