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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. […]

The Magic of the Winter Solstice

. . The Winter Solstice this year will occur precisely at 12/22/2015 at 4:48 am.  The “magic” is that this is the one day of the year that has either the shortest (northern hemisphere) or longest (southern hemisphere) amounts of sunlight depending on the hemisphere in which you live.  When I go to work in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sales Tax Holiday 2015

. . Sales tax holidays were initiated in New York State in 1997 to offer its residents temporary relief from paying sales taxes on certain items.  Following the Empire State’s lead, 8 more states began offering their own tax-free holidays.  Sales Tax Holidays were offered primarily in August to help families with kids a perk […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 4

. . Last month I continued the journey with Part 3 to show how much colors affect everything that we all do.  In order to cover the colors of the rainbow, this section will be a bit long. The final part to How Colors Affect You will be posted on July 6th and will cover […]

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 […]

Older Americans Month

. . Older Americans Month was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, when only 9 percent of the population at that time (189,240,000) had reached their 65th birthday.  At the time, there were few programs to help older Americans and one third of the American population lived in poverty. According to the Administration for […]

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 […]

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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