Time Saving Tips

Time Saving Tips

10 Time Saving Tips that may seem SMALL, but make a BIG difference: 1. Set your 3 “Most Important Things” each morning. betfair site down . Do these first thing in the morning if possible. 2. Single task (forget all the hype about multi-tasking and try single tasking instead) 3. Process your inbox to empty 4. Check email twice a day 5. Work with no distractions 6. Follow a morning routine 7. Say NO! It’s okay to say no to commitments or requests that aren’t on your agenda.  You have a life too! 8. Stick to a 5 sentence limit for emails […]

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Cleaning List

Cleaning List

Call me old fashioned, but I love to make to-do lists especially when I’m house cleaning! Making a cleaning list helps me manage my time and prioritize what’s really important during my day. When I’m on my game, I’ll even start my to-do list the night before. After the family is gone to bed and things quiet down, its a great reflection time. I think about the day and all that has transpired. Next, I think about “tomorrow” and get my to-do list going. Yes, I am old fashioned, I love to use a pen and paper to make my […]

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Family Friendly Pantry

Family Friendly Pantry

The food pantry is one of the most popular places in the house, especially when the kids get home from school! Keep your food pantry clean and convenient with these tips: First give a purpose to each shelf. Some examples are: Breakfast shelf (cereals, pancake mixes, syrup, etc…) Snack and bakery shelf Cans and drinks Packaged items and misc Bulk or larger items Paper goods Larger kitchen items (like your slow cooker or other things that might not fit in your other cupboards) Use clear containers to consolidate, keeping like items together: Containers with lids for: chips, crackers, cookies and […]

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School work, and papers, and mail, Oh My!

School work, and papers, and mail, Oh My!

Really the best advice on papers that enter the home is to first do a pre-sort. In minutes you can get rid of at least 50% of the papers that come through. From there make a sort according to what it is. If you get the newspaper, you know what you read from it. Take those sections out right away and put the rest in the recycles. Things that need attention right away should have a home. Better yet, if you can take care of it right there and then, DO! Write the check and get it all ready to […]

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A Hill is Easier to Climb than a Mountain

A Hill is Easier to Climb than a Mountain

While watching me clean up the kitchen before starting a large, messy project, my husband asked, “Why are you cleaning when it’s just going to get dirty again?” I paused and replied, “Because I don’t want mess on top of mess.” It made perfect sense to me. It’s much easier to clean as you go or clean up before another mess comes instead of having to clean up after 2 messes piled up. When we clean as we go and don’t let things start to pile up it’s much easier to set and accomplish our cleaning goals. It’s when things […]

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