5 Minute Tasks (Part 1)

If you have 5 minutes:

  • Check your voicemail
  • Move some random files on your computer desktop to the correct folders
  • Refold your sweaters and stack them by color
  • Water the plants and wipe dusty leaves with a damp    paper towel
  • Sew on a button
  • Pitch 3 old items from the fridge
  • Put to-be-donated clothes in a bag by door  
  • Untangle a necklace
  • Cancel 1 appointment you just really don’t want to keep
  • Find that evening bag, scarf or top that got lost in the closet
  • Test pens or markers and toss dead ones
  • Arrange your hangers so they all face the same way
  • Pick up 5 things and put them where they belong
  • Was the dog’s bowl
  • Clear off the top of the fridge
  • Remove gum wrappers, receipts and ATM slips from your wallet

[These tips are from the Real Simple Magazine January 2011 issue, page 98]

Emergency Kits

Now is a good time to make sure your emergency kit is current.  Many of you may check the food and water in your kit and update that, but make sure to check other things such as medications.  If you have clothes in the kit make sure they still fit whomever they are for.  If you have pets make sure you have food, leash, medication, etc.  My brother mentioned that he has a kit– but hasn’t updated it since his daughter was born.  Take a good inventory, make a list and make sure your kit has what you need in case of any emergency.  You may even want to consider mini-emergency kits for your car and desk.  

Here is a link that talks about what should be in an emergency kit:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_kit

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected

 by the tragedy in Japan.


Organize Your Home Office Day

March 9th is “National Organize Your Home Office Day”  which is funny because I just organized mine last week! (A few new decorative pieces, a new clock and a new desktop organizer.)   I thought I would share a great website www.organizedatoz.com .  It is owned and operated by a Professional  Organizer who knows what people truly need to get organized.  Here are few great products from the site.  Happy Office Organizing!  (Let me know what area of your office you organize this week and how it goes!)