Archive for April, 2009

“I” think I’m organized!

April 17, 2009

You often hear the story of a doctor,lawyer,business executive who has had their desk “cleaned up” by a well-meaning secretary or assistant. Then you hear from the office of the “newly organized person” … “ I can’t find a damn thing!”
The lesson to be learned is that unless someone believes that their clutter is a problem and asks for help, you don’t offer it.
If they ask you for help, do it together. Everyone’s work space flow is different. You need to ask the right questions?
What’s working?
What’s not working?

Instead of stepping into a situation like this, consider hiring a Professional Organizer.

http://www.breathingspaceconsulting.ca

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First Aid Kits

April 10, 2009

First Aid Kits are recommended to be in your vehicle and your home. Buying one from the store, pre-packaged is your best cost effective way. Although, some of us already have these items in their cupboards. Here’s a list of “ingredients” for your first aid kit. Containerize them all together for easy access. (Red Cross recommended)

1.Adhesive bandages
2.Sterile gauze pads and cloth tape to secure them.
3.Latex-free disposable gloves
4.Tweezers
5.A thermometer
6.Triple-antibiotic ointment
7.Antiseptic wipes
8.A face mask (for CPR)
9.Topical antihistamines and aspirin
10.First Aid instructions.

Consider taking a first aid course.

Spring has Sprung

April 3, 2009

Springtime is the perfect time to lighten up your home.

Your home is a expression of you. You don’t need to be perfect either does your home. Every home doesn’t need to look like an Ikea showroom.

1. If you’re a morning person organize in the morning – If youre a night owl – do it at night. Monitor when you have most energy and your organizing will benefit.

2. Do you have a memory box? If not, get one. There are many beautiful boxes and baskets on the market. Store greeting cards, pictures, awards and small souvenirs etc. Just make a rule – One in the box- take one out.
Remember – too many kept tangible memories creates mental clutter.

3. Think Veritical – Use back of doors, cupboards or coat closets. Ikea has great hanging organizational products.

4. Choose your furniture to be functional. Example:
An antique trunk can store blankets and extra pillows.A storage bench can offer space for shoes and sporting good items. Along with a place to sit and put on your shoes.