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More Old-Fashioned Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise Nifty Tricks

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Hey – since this is your first time here, consider checking out my blog pages and Opportunities For You (O4U). .   Continuing with last week’s article, below are more nifty tricks that our grandparents and parents used. Healthy I grew up in a tiny country village.  Doctors were almost non-existent, […]

Thrifty Strategies Around Home Using Mighty Minnies

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Using old-fashioned awareness is a great and thrifty way to get more mileage from your money.  That is not about BUYING more stuff but rather by getting products and services you normally use with less money.  You just need to think outside of the box. I always pick my […]

Keep Quality in Your Life with Old Fashion Awareness

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . .   What is your idea of “quality of life”?  According to the Oxford Dictionary it is: the standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual or group.  Quality of life does not depend on the things you can afford to buy.  How many people have you heard about […]

Loose Clicks Sink Ships – Be Security Aware

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I spend a significant amount of time working online, which makes it important to protect my online security.  Therefore, it is really important that I protect my personal identity information.  If you do anything at all online, then you should also protect your online security. I work on my […]

7 Steps to Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   . With New Year right around the corner, if you are really serious about successfully accomplishing your New Year’s Resolutions, use this fool-proof and systematic approach.   Identify: Select a dream or desire or passion that you REALLY want to achieve.  It must be something that you want to accomplish […]

January 1st Month Tasks and Tips Intro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . January 1st, or New Year’s Day, is celebrated by every country around the world.  The 1st month tasks sets the stage for new beginnings as does every other New Year’s Day..Each year we have the opportunity to start again and strive to reach the new year’s new resolutions. It […]

How Successful Have Your New Year’s Resolutions Been?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . Have you accomplished your New Year’s resolutions on a regular basis?  Or, do you find yourself making the same New Year’s resolutions the next year because your ambition for reaching the resolution you set the previous year fizzled out in March or April?  Do wait until the next January to […]

December Tasks and Tips Intro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . One way to get organized and actually enjoy doing it is to mix tasks with fun things to do and I this intro is a teaser of how to do that.  Complete a task and then reward yourself with something that is fun to you.  Even if you only […]

Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Part 2

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . As a follow-up to the article I wrote on June 20, 2015 (Steps to Avoid Identity Theft), I thought I would provide more information that we (federal employees) have received as a result of the massive hack attack that happened earlier this year. I have received a ginormous amount […]

Brown Sugar Mighty Minnie

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Because this is the time of year when those baking supplies go on sale, it is a perfect time for this Mighty Minnie. Around the Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday lots of baking items go on sale.  Until I learned this tiny trick, I bought brown sugar only to find that several […]

November Tasks and Tips Intro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Have you ever completed a MAJOR QUICK CLEAN of your home when you know someone will be stopping by and you do not want them to see your house all in a mess?  You can avoid conducting a super power cleanup by being proactive and work short bursts of […]

October Organizational Tasks and Tips Intro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I combine work with events and rewards to keep things interesting so that I always look forward to each month’s task list.  I provide this info to get you started; however, you will want to personalize your own task list. Some of the events that I included into October […]

September Organizational Tasks and Tips Intro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I make keeping my home organized and keeping up with the housework a little more palatable by combining a variety of monthly events, festivals, and awareness campaigns with the housework. I always do a lot of research to find fun facts and history about some of the events and […]

Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Empty Jars

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I have a cupboard full of a variety of legumes: black-eyed peas, black beans, red kidney beans, navy beans, barley, lentils in a variety of colors, pinto beans, navy beans, tapioca, etc.  However, rather than keeping them in the plastic bags they come in, which makes finding the type […]

How to Save Time and Money with a Clothespin

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I LOVE using Mighty Minnies.  You know – those tasks or tips that take next to no time at all and yet save loads of time or lots of money? Some of the Mighty Minnies that I have used for years have become so much of a habit and […]

August Organizational Tasks and Tips Intro

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . A great time management tip that I regularly use is to learn to be proactive rather than to constantly react to issues as they arise.  By being proactive, you can resolve many tasks before they become issues. Example is if your kids will need supplies to complete a project, […]

Creative and Frugal Kitchen Utensils Storage

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Do you have a variety of kitchen utensils: serving spoons, a variety of different types of spatulas (metal flippers, fish spatulas, baking, silicone, icing, etc.), whisks, graters, knife sharpeners, and the list goes on and on? Are those utensils within easy reach of where you need them, when you […]

15 Minute Deep Clean Blender Project

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . I use a variety of “Mighty Minnies” as organizational techniques. Rather than cleaning an entire room in one swell foop, I schedule a variety of 15 minute times and complete just one item for each of those 15 minute increments. For this Mighty Minnie, I thought I would detail […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 5

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . The final article in the How Colors Affect You Series is below.  I hope you found the information that I provided over the past 5 weeks informational and helpful. PINK   Alexander G. Schauss, the Senior Director for American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research (AIBMR), published an article […]

Frugal and Creative Organization Ideas

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . When you know what you have and where you have it, you save time (no hunting for it) and money (no need to buy another because you can’t find the one you have – – somewhere). There are zillions of ways to organize everything.  I am happiest when I […]

July Tasks and Tips

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . One tool that you can use to get, and stay, organized is to schedule tasks; some are only done once every year, and therefore, I attach those tasks to monthly Tasks and Tips.  Even if I only complete some of the tasks and preparations or awareness campaigns, I am […]

Steps to Avoid Identity Theft

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . It is a fair guess that you may have heard about the recent massive hack attack, the largest hack attack in history of government computers.  Four million, or 80%, of all current and previous federal employees potentially had their personal information stolen.  Nearly every government agency was affected by […]

Karma Has No Menu: Setting Goals

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . This month’s motivational quote is about achieving your dreams by setting goals for yourself. As mentioned last month, my granddaughter is helping me with motivational quotes for each month.  Not only does she come up with the motivational quote, but she also selects the photos to illustrate the quote!  That […]

Before, During, and After a Hurricane

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Hurricane Season is from June 1st through November 30th in both Atlantic and Pacific Ocean regions.  To be classified a hurricane, the storm must have sustained winds of at least 74 mph and may gust up to 200 mph.  A hurricane may cover areas up to several hundred miles and […]

June Tasks and Tips

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . .     One tool that you can use to get, and stay, organized is to have a game plan.  Even if you only complete some of the tasks and preparations or awareness campaigns, you are still farther along then you were prior to using a game plan. In my […]

Organizational Tasks for May

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . One great Time Management, Organizational Task, and Money-Saving tip that ALWAYS works is to plan ahead.  When you plan ahead, you know when the upcoming sales will be, you will be able to coordinate multiple stops into one trip, and will be able to include FUN ACTIVITIES into your […]

Those Pesky Plastic Containers

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . One of the marketing techniques that manufacturers use is to change the size of the plastic containers they provide. Additionally, each manufacturer’s plastic containers don’t nest easily with others that you already have. Furthermore, many food items come in plastic containers. For those of us who like to recycle, […]

Corral Plastic Utensils

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . For those of us who take lunch to work, another way to save money (besides taking lunches!) is to re-use plastic utensils after cleaning them in a dishwasher.  However, have you ever tried to keep those spoons, forks, and knives organized? Ha! In your dreams. Well, I found the […]

6 Tips to Clean Up Your Computer

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn .. .. A key technique that I learned years ago as an Executive Secretary was to keep my computer, both at work and at home, working in prime condition. At work, even though there was always an Information Technology department, there were tips that I could incorporate as an end user. I use […]

Start the New Year with a Clean Fridge

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn . . Hey – Happy New Year!     Since food is normally the 3rd largest budget item, what a better way to start the New Year than to get your fridge ready to help save you money? Each year, people tend to throw away more than 25% of their annual […]

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