Do You Know What You’re Cleaning With?

toxic-cleanersAccording to the National Research Council, only 20% of chemicals have been tested for acute effects less than 10 % have been tested for chronic or reproductive effects and 80% does not have toxic information available and only 1% of toxins are required to be on a label. Yet, all of these things are on our grocery shelves, can harm us, our children and the environment.

We are constantly hearing about second hand smoke, smog, emissions from cars and factories ruining our air supply. Yet, the one thing that we use in our home to rid it of bacteria, mold and bugs, no one seems to question. Read more

8 Reasons To Keep A “To Do” List

to-do listTry it; When you’re done reading this, make a list of everything you want to do tomorrow and see how relieved you are going to feel and how relaxed your mind is going to be.

When we are constantly thinking ahead of everything that we have to do and hoping that we don’t forget anything, our mind becomes clogged and this causes stress.

Making a To-Do List will: Read more

Tuesday Tip: Cleaning up Pine Needles from the Carpet

needlesThe presents are opened, the tree is looking a little dry and we have all made more memories in our lives to look back on. All in all, we have had a great holiday with family and friends, now it is time to clean up the mess.

One job that we all hate to think of is taking down the tree. It seems that no matter how great we have planned, it doesn’t work out. There are still pine needles all over. So, is there an ‘easy’ way of cleaning this up and not make matters worse?

Try this and see if it works as well for you as it does for many of my readers. Read more

Create A Custom Coupon Organizer!

couponsI have spent more money on coupon organizers in my lifetime, just to have them all end up in the garbage. None of them has the descriptions and categories that I need and they do not hold all of the coupons that I use. It is hopeless trying to pull out the right coupon without all of them falling on the floor and they fall apart before they are a year old.

I have been so disappointed in the fact that no one has made an organizer that really works! Read more

Checklist for Home Maintenance

winter-houseNow is the Perfect Time for ‘In Home’ Maintenance Projects! The weather isn’t really good enough to do much outside and with the days getting dark early, we tend to get depressed by just sitting around. By the time we are finished eating supper at night, we feel like it is almost time to go to bed.

This is the perfect time to get some ‘in home’ projects done so that we can enjoy the good weather when it gets here.

The first tip:

Get plenty of light in the house, it will help to make the days seem longer, give you that extra boost to get something accomplished and will improve your disposition. Darkness is gloomy and lets depression take over…thus; we get the ‘Winter Blahs’. Make life brighter by adding more light to your life. Read more

Home Organizing on a Budget: Easier Than You Think

shoebox-organizingWhy is it that when someone thinks about organizing their home they think that they have to stick a lot of money into it in order to do it the right way?

When it comes to storage, there isn’t any right or wrong way of doing things or choosing the things you want to use. Sometimes a cardboard box works better than a plastic storage container, especially if the amount that is stored in that box changes frequently.

Here’s an idea of what I mean: Read more

Organize Your Mind

organize your mindBy organizing your mind, you get rid of clutter that fills the brain, which causes stress and anxiety. We all have enough things in our lives that are uncontrollable that can create problems, so why not organize the things that we can control, giving us a true feeling of accomplishment and stress free living.

These 10 tips will help you to keep your mind on-track and help you organize your life.

1. Make a note.
Always carry a pocket size notebook in your purse or pocket and when you remember something that needs to be done, the very best thing to do is write it down. Check your notes daily to help make your next ‘list of things to do.’ Read more

6 Steps to an Organized Home Office

computer_deskThere are so many of us that have offices in our homes, whether that is for work or for home budgeting and files. It is hard to keep this area organized when there is so little room, especially if you are trying to set up an office, computer, tables etc, in a small space. However, there are some little tips that can help you make things compact, but, within reach and organized.

1. Purchase a computer desk that has cubbies for papers (printer, envelopes etc.) Make sure that your desk also has; drawer for pens, thumbtacks, paper clips, stapler and staples and misc. It is also handy to have a filing drawer for those receipt files, so they are easy to get to in a moments notice. Read more

10 Easy Steps to Good Note Taking

note-takingTaking good notes can mean the difference between a passing and a failing grade. If your notes are lacking and don’t have confidence in what you wrote, chances are you will not read the notes or take them seriously and only skim over them. If you have good notes that you trust, you will concentrate on what you wrote and the information will become imbedded in your mind.

Here are 10 tips on ‘note taking’ that will help you to study harder and more efficiently. These techniques are not only valuable for school, but for the rest of your life! Read more