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Nifty Gifty Ideas for any Holiday

December 8, 2020 | Comments Off on Nifty Gifty Ideas for any Holiday

I stink at choosing gifts because I agonize over each gift, buy it, return it and cross my fingers they like it.  Then I wised up and decided to stop buying stuff for the sake of buying stuff.  It didn’t feel aligned with who I am (the Queen of decluttering). I wanted to be more…

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Shred it and forget it

January 12, 2012

Do you own a paper shredder?  Every house should have one unless you are willing to tear your personal papers into itsy bitsy pieces or burn your papers. Identity theft is very real.  Once your identity is stolen, it’s difficult and costly to restore your credit and reputation.  I’d like to help you protect your…

Something I treasure

January 5, 2012

I am a sentimental person but there isn’t a whole lot of “stuff”  I’m attached to or have trouble getting rid of.   This advent calendar, called a Jesse Tree,  is something that I will always treasure.  The felt pieces represent different people or stories from the bible.  Every day, during the month of December, we…

Make a decision

December 29, 2011

Your house fills up with stuff, your calendar fills up with commitments, and your papers pile up waiting for the next action.  Deferred decisions, lack of decisions, and procrastination are all causes of clutter.  Start making decisions and you will discover a solution for clutter, piles, and too much stuff.   Purchasing decisions:  Before you…

Gift ideas that save money

December 13, 2011

Is your gift budget tight this year or most years?  Budget conscious gifts can be very meaningful and won’t leave you with a large credit card balance in January. Here are some suggestions that will save you money on gifts. Homemade items.  Do you knit, sew, bake, cook, make cards? Re-gift items.  Have you received…

Shop at home

December 6, 2011

A trip to the store may not be necessary.  Check the nooks and crannies of your home before spending money on the following items. Disposable paper goods: holiday napkins, paper plates, cups, utensils. Baking supplies: cookie sprinkles, cookie cutters, food coloring, cupcake wrappers and other common ingredients. Christmas cards Wrapping supplies: paper, boxes, tissue paper…

Simplify gift wrapping

December 1, 2011

I have always envied those who have the gift wrapping gene because I still haven’t mastered creasing corners neatly or curling ribbon.   Whether you are an amazing wrapper or are challenged like me, I have some suggestions to simplify gift wrapping that will also save you time. Gift bags and tissue paper are a…

Organize for Christmas/Hanukah gift shopping

November 29, 2011

Are you wasting time running from store to store trying to find gifts for everyone on your list?  Shopping without a plan or a list may lead to overspending on impulse purchases and will also require more time.  So how do you create a plan that will save you time, money and frustration?  Before you…

Organize for holiday baking and cooking

November 20, 2011

Do you enjoy creating holiday treats or hosting holiday dinners or parties? Personally this isn’t my idea of fun (I’d rather eat than cook) but I do find it more enjoyable if I’m prepared and organized. Here are some suggestions that will help you prepare yourself and your kitchen for holiday baking and cooking. Clear…

Organize for Thanksgiving Dinner

November 17, 2011

Are you hosting Thanksgiving Dinner?  Are you overwhelmed and feeling panicked?   Eliminate the overwhelm by tacking one or two tasks a day and you will be ready, not stressed.  More importantly ASK for help from your family. 1. Write out your menu and delegate parts of the meal to guests, unless you love to cook…

Daily pick-up

November 15, 2011

Tripping over clutter or having it glaring at you as you get out of bed probably isn’t the finest way to start the day. What if you started your day without a having to face dirty dishes in every room, tripping over assorted shoes, feeling toys squished under your bare feet, and clothing draped over…

Put it back where you found it

November 8, 2011

Having trouble staying organized?  Ever wonder why your house seems to fall out of order shortly after you restored order? Let me ask you this….after you are finished using something, do you put it away? If your answer is NO! it’s time to make a change that will change your life…seriously.  Instead of just leaving…

One in, one out rule

November 1, 2011

Now that you have a donation station, it’s time to put it to good use.  When you purchase and item, find something to donate and put it in one of your  donation station container.  Better yet, if you seriously need to un-stuff your home, donate 2-3 items for every item you acquire.   It’s called…