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My husband can eat the same exact breakfast every single morning and be perfectly happy. For me, however, I need more variety. I try to avoid high-carb breakfast foods that pack on the calories, such as pancakes and french toast--on... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
I recently made a dozen hard-boiled eggs, or so I thought. Despite timing the eggs exactly (I've done this so many times), and checking online on several sites to be sure the timing notations were correct, to my dismay when... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Today, a friend asked me what apps I have on my iPhone. She has over 200--many of which she never uses, and she says they're cluttering up her phone screen. Plus, it's difficult for her to find those apps that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
One important concept, when it comes to organizing, is not putting off until tomorrow, what can be done today. For instance, leave dirty dishes in the sink for a day or two, and not only will they pile up, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Yesterday, I had lots of tasks and projects on my To Do list that I was working on diligently, until 11:30 a.m. or so. That's when I got a call from my daughter's school telling me Amanda had a bad... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
I just stumbled upon a great site that can help you on your organizing journey. It's called Keepio, and I'm not getting a dime for encouraging you to try them out. With Keepio, you can keep track of what you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Tax time is rolling around once again. Today, Joe and I drove out to Sun Prairie, Wisconsin and met with our new accountant--Terry Weisensel--he was super (very knowledgeable and pleasant). We find it easier to just have a professional handle... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Starting the first day of spring, March 20th, for 7 days straight, I plan to do a spring organizing and/or spring cleaning project each day. Here's what's on my agenda... DAY 1 Begin outside clean up, including getting rid of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
According to a Lou Harris survey, the amount of leisure time enjoyed by the average American has shrunk 37 percent since 1973, while the the average workweek (including commuting) has increased from fewer than 41 hours to nearly 47 hours.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
I saw this post on a message board and thought it would be fun to share. Hope it makes you smile. I asked the Lord to tell me why my house is such a mess. He asked if I'd been... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Most everyone carries a cell phone these days. It's a good thing, especially when it comes to emergencies. Stranded on the road? You can now get emergency services to help you out. Get in a fender-bender? Police can be called... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
When my mail arrived yesterday, I received renewal notices for three of my magazine subscriptions, each giving me a special offer if I renewed my subscription for another year or two. One offered two years for the price of one,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Take Time Take time to work. I It is the price of success. Take time to think. It is the source of power. Take time to play. It is the secret of perpetual youth. Take time to read. It is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
One of my pet peeves is trying to retrieve a sheet of paper from an overstuffed-to-the-max file drawer. That's why I weed out my filing system on a daily basis. I simply choose just 5 file folders a day and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
This past weekend in Wisconsin was COLD! As I watched the thermometer drop well below zero, I started to warm up immediately with thoughts of spring weather ahead. Here are a few things I did to 'warm up' this weekend...... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
I have dozens of beautiful cookbooks and I use them all the time. Some of them have provided recipes that are now 'regulars' that we eat fairly often. I've found others that make great potluck dishes or holiday treats. Since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Most people will agree that a Thank You note is a must after someone has given you a gift. It's a rule of etiquette that has been around forever, and it's a lovely and gracious way of expressing how grateful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Serving ice cream at an upcoming party? Begin scooping before the party begins! Grab a cupcake tin and line it with paper baking cups. Scoop an appropriate amount of ice cream into each. Each cup is one serving. When they're... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
A big part of getting organized is ensuring that you're doing the things that will help you to grow as a person, and to ensure you feel good about yourself each day. Each year, I come up with 10 personal... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2010 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
The other night, Joe and I got together with three other couples to celebrate the holidays. We stopped at each of our homes to enjoy appetizers, holiday decorations and the company of good friends. Normally, I use my best dishes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
I recently received this question from a reader and I decided to respond in a blog post so others would also benefit from it. Her question... 'I don't know HOW to break a large project down into tasks. When I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2010 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
My daughter, Amanda, has literally hundreds of stuffed animals. She plays with all of them and would choose a stuffed animal in a store before most any other toy. In the past, we've helped her keep them organized with baskets... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
I like to cook, and I own lots of cookbooks. I know I can get many recipes online, and I often do, but I also love sitting down with a good 'physical' cookbook, flipping through the pages and enjoying the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
Whether Thanksgiving finds you at home or at someone else's home, with your loved ones or with your loved ones in your heart, I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving-- with all the trimmings! We're officially into the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at Get Organized Now! Weblog
My 6-year old daughter, Amanda, slept over her friend Grace's house this weekend--who lives about 35 minutes away from our house. Her friend's parents drove her home and helped her get eveything she brought back into our house-- sleeping bag,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Get Organized Now! Weblog