Archive for January 2014

Minimize Your Morning Routine

Most people think that I am morning person. That is so far from the truth. I have just learned to maximize the quiet time when the phone isn’t ringing. In order to spend more time getting tasks done, I have simplified my morning routine. Here is what I do: 1. Set my clothes out the... Read more »

Going Paperless- Why Haven't You Done It

Are you looking at the mounds of paper and wanting to cry? Does the pile just seem to get bigger? This is one of the reasons that you should go paperless. Clear that desk and clear your mind. Step One– Sign on this site and opt out of your catalogs. Most of the time... Read more »

A Gal's Guide to Home Ownership

Three years ago my parents felt I should buy a place. Larry, Sharon, do you know your daughter? Yes, I am the one that calls maitenance to hook up the vcr. Scary. So I set out the find something charming. Yes, this gal turned her nose up at any new construction. I found a cute... Read more »

Your Home 1950 vs 2014

Times have changed and so have our homes. It’s amazing the things that we used to have that we don’t choose to bring in our homes anymore. This is my synapsis of a 1950s home vs a 2014. THE 1950’s: You have seen the TV Shows. They paint the picture of a beautifully decorated home... Read more »

Where you Should Be Donating Stuff In Chicago-The Family Tree Resale

If you have read my previous posts, you know that I don’t have a loving relationship with Salvation Army. First it was the “Sheriff” refusing to take stuff I wanted to donate, and then yelling because I brought too much stuff. The dude even threw a pillow at me once saying “We don’t want your... Read more »

Family Clutter, How To Say No

A friend of mine was stressing out because she didn’t have room for her mom’s china. She already had her grandmothers china. My question to her was- Do you like/want it? Do we feel an obligation to take our families stuff? The good, the bad, and the ugly. Is it part of the mourning process... Read more »

Organized; Heredity or Learned

I come from a big ass diverse family. There is no other way to put it. The other night one of my many cousins was posting pictures of the family. Some chick chimed in about the picture of her great grandma. It turns out we are second cousins. So began a new friendship. After I... Read more »

Unavoidable Time Sucks; How To Handle Them

I am not a happy camper. After spending three hours on the phone with Blue Cross, they never cancelled my old insurance policy and deducted two payments from my bank account this month! After holding for ninety minutes last night, I gave up. TIME SUCK!! There are so many unavoidable things in our lives, that... Read more »

Organize Your Meal Prep

Besides organizing, I love to cook. You can find me in my kitchen cooking up a storm several times per week. I love to try new recipes. Some people don’t cook because they don’t like to clean up. Some just don’t enjoy the process. Here are some tips to cut down your time in the... Read more »

Organize Your Business for 2014

If you are a business owner, you have a double whammy. You have to organize yourself for the new year and your business. I fall into that category as well. So after I purged the old taxes, paperwork, and did a quick purge of my place, I started on my business. Here are some tips... Read more »