Ladies, be honest one of the most dis-organized places you have is your purse. It can be near impossible to find what you need: pens, receipts, makeup, etc. I highly recommend getting a purse organizer. These products are great because they have a ton of small pockets that help with organizing everything in your purse. But the best part is when changing purses, you simply take it out and put it in the new purse. EASY! You will have everything you need > where you need it. Here are some of the options.
My mother is now a proud Grandma. In a few short weeks her grand-daughter is coming for a visit and my mom was shopping for some toys at the store. I said to her, “What about all my old toys in the basement she could have those.” Her reply, “ Those are all old and dirty, I want to get new ones.” While I don’t disagree the question begs, why have we been keeping my toys stored in the basement for 30 years? (I love you Mom)
Sure I am partly giving my mom a hard time, but we often keep things “because we might need them” or “so-and-so may want them”. Yet when the time comes along they are out-dated, destroyed, gross or just plain not relevant any more. Make sure you ASK the person you are saving things for if they will want/use them. And really think it through. This can apply at home or work with such things as: magazines, books, reference materials, journals, conference books, old equipment, artwork, toys, clothes, furniture and more.
For example—many of you save furniture for your college kids. With the money/time/effort it cost to store the furniture all those years wouldn’t you be better off just buying them some great used furniture when they need it? Food for thought…..
For many people, trying to lose weight can be difficult. One of the most successful ways people have found to lose those extra pounds has been to write down EVERYTHING they eat for the day. Because you don’t often realize until you write it down, how many little things you had- and a few extra calories can really add up! I would like you to try the same thing for time management. We don’t realize how much time we really waste during the day, or how long tasks actually take. Rather than guessing or struggling: for one day I want you to write down EVERY activity you do and how long it took. I think you will be surprised at some of the results!
Thank you so much for being a loyal tip reader! I wanted to share with you the link for my teleseminar last week about organizing your financial paperwork. (I apologize the audio is a bit fuzzy). Here are some highlights:
♦ Learn the 10 Secrets to Getting and Staying Organized
♦ 5 Organizing Myths
I can’t tell you how many times I see people sorting through paperwork and keeping items without even reading them! How do you know you need to keep it if you haven’t even read it? Just because it is from someone important doesn’t mean you automatically need to keep it. READ IT– what does it say? What purpose does it serve? Will you actually refer to it later? Is it really informative and important? A great example are manuals– are you keeping manuals for things you already know how to use– or better yet don’t even have anymore?
Today make it a point to fully read everything you keep and/or file.