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The first step to get – and stay – organized is to know your personality type so you can match the way you complete tasks with what makes you tick

How to Save Money with Locally Grown Food

Hey – since this is your first time here, consider checking out my blog pages and Opportunities For You (O4U). . Continuing from last week’s article: How to Save Money at Farmers’ Markets, below are other advantages of Street Markets. I do not normally bring my camera to farmers’ markets. However, when we go on vacation, one […]

Loose Clicks Sink Ships – Be Security Aware

. . 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 website.  I buy many […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creative Inexpensive Travel Sizes

. . Since I travel quite a bit (Traveling Nana!), I was determined to cut costs for many items that I use on a regular basis.  Over the years I have assembled a bunch of tips, tricks, and techniques to save money when traveling, whether to amusement parks, road trips, airline trips, visiting other countries, […]

3 Effective Time Management Tips

. . Before I get into 3 effective time management tiLet me start with two quotes that have helped me for many years: Inch by Inch: Everything is a Cinch: Steve Harvey (entertainer, actor, comedian, and host of the Steve Harvey Show, among other accolades) It would have been irrational of me to think that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Straighten Up Saturdays Intro

.. .. Hello. I thought it would be fun to share some of the tips and tricks that I learned from all the years that I was an Executive Secretary to complete a huge variety of tasks. I discovered that it was much less stressful for me when I was proactive and stayed one step ahead […]

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