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Tuesday Tidbit – How to Eliminate a Morning Stressor

How to Eliminate a Morning Stressor outtaspaceorganizing.comApril is Stress Awareness month. Wow, an entire month. Let’s focus on just one way to reduce stress in your life and the life of your family.

According to research conducted by The Bureau of Labor Statistics, we spend, on average, 30+ minutes a day looking for misplaced items! 

That’s 7 ½ days a year! (I’d rather take a vacation!)

Being late and rushing is no fun and an unnecessarily stressful way to start your day. It can be very simple to eliminate the stress of one missing item if that item is your keys.

Designate a tray, bowl, hook, or a pocket in your purse (the SAME pocket) and make it a habit to put your keys there. EVERY time!

Then there is no searching, yelling, frustration, or rushing needed.

Really, it is that simple.

Tuesday Tidbit – Holiday Survival Tips – Part 2

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can quickly sap our energy. Parties/open houses, choir concerts/dance recitals, the usual family sporting events, music lessons, faith-based events, and perhaps travel to see family and friends. All of these activities make demands on our time and energy.

Because we have a finite amount of energy, it is important to recharge and to be kind to YOU. Have a  cup of tea, read a good book, take a bath, listen, just listen to music, turn off your phone for a few hours, or just sit and be present.

Sometimes the quiet moments are the most magical of all.

Wishing you time to experience those quiet moments along with time to fully enjoy your faith, family and friends this holiday season.

Tuesday Tidbit – Holiday Survival Tips – Part 1

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Yes, it is December, and for many the season brings untold joy AND stress. Let’s face it, we can become overwhelmed with seasonal tasks. By breaking these tasks down into manageable pieces (does that sound familiar?), we tend to enjoy a more peaceful holiday and are able to focus on family, friends, giving with a grateful heart, and “The Reason for the Season”.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  1. Start now and make out a schedule of what tasks you want to do each week. For instance, the first week could be interior and exterior decorating. Week two and three – shopping; week 3 – sending greeting cards; week 4 – baking and wrapping. Of course, if you are in a cookie exchange in early December, just adjust the schedule to fit your needs.
          
  2. When you are finished decorating, take a photo of where each item is to make this even easier next year. You could also label item; for instance, fireplace mantel, front door, etc. It is also great to get help with decorating and having photos removes the guess-work for your helper elves.
          
  3. Now that everything is out where you want it, donate the excess. You will free up space in your home and bless someone else. After all, this is the true spirit of Christmas.

Have questions about how we might work together? Let’s simply start the conversation. Either call or email me to find out how or if we should take your downsizing and organizing journey together.

Tuesday Tidbit – STOP the Calls!!

Stop the Calls!! Outta Space Organizing

Are phone solicitors interrupting your dinners? Opt out of unsolicited telemarketing calls for FREE by visiting the National Do Not Call Registry at www.donotcall.gov.

You can register up to three phone numbers, including cell phones. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the National Registry for 31 days. You can file a complaint on the same website if you are still receiving unsolicited calls.

Tuesday Tidbit – Fight Procrastination Day

Fight Procrastination Day

Why do we put off until tomorrow what we can do today? Because it’s so darn easy to delay!

The first Wednesday in September is Fight Procrastination Day. If you can’t seem to motivate yourself, grab a partner. Sometimes just the camaraderie of a friend can push you through a tough job.

Of course if you are ready to learn how we can tackle procrastination together, simply contact me by phone or email to schedule a complimentary strategy call.