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7 Steps to Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Hey – since this is your first time here, consider checking out my blog pages and Opportunities For You (O4U)  . 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 […]

January 1st Month Tasks and Tips Intro

. . 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 is a new beginning. […]

December Tasks and Tips Intro

. . 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 complete part or even […]

Steps to Avoid Identity Theft, Part 2

. . 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 of extremely useful information.  […]

Brown Sugar Mighty Minnie

. . 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 months later it had […]

November Tasks and Tips Intro

. . 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 pickup and cleaning your […]

September Organizational Tasks and Tips Intro

. . 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 awareness days.  That makes […]

Creative Ways to Re-Purpose Empty Jars

. . 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 of legume that I […]

August Organizational Tasks and Tips Intro

. . 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, if you know what […]

Creative and Frugal Kitchen Utensils Storage

. . 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 need them? Or do […]

15 Minute Deep Clean Blender Project

. . 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 I clean my […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 5

. . 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 detailing research that he […]

Frugal and Creative Organization Ideas

. . 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 can organize something and […]

July Tasks and Tips

. . 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 still farther along than […]

Steps to Avoid Identity Theft

. . 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 this breach.  The concern […]

Karma Has No Menu: Setting Goals

. . 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 is Sami holding the […]

Before, During, and After a Hurricane

. . 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 generate torrential rains and/or […]

June Tasks and Tips

. .     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 own case, I have […]

Organizational Tasks for May

. . 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 day while you also […]

Those Pesky Plastic Containers

. . 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, those get stashed on […]

Corral Plastic Utensils

. . 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 perfect way to do […]

6 Tips to Clean Up Your Computer

.. .. 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 those same tips at […]

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