Time Management

Brian Tracy is the expert author behind the famous book, Eat That Frog.  His new pocket sized book, Time Management is easy to read and full of simple and easy to implement ideas.  Here are some of my favorite tips from the book: Time Management is a skill.  It's something we can all learn.  With practice, we get better at it every day.  The real goal of time management is making the best of ...

Covey’s Quadrants

While this is a concept that is mostly used in offices and for executives, I thought it might help all of my readers to prioritize their day.  Sometimes all we need to do is stop and think about how we spend our time and the tasks we're doing.  This evaluation ensures our daily tasks are meeting up with our long term goals.  So often, we race from activity to activity, barely focusing on WHY we ...

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

If you find yourself racing from place to place and barely making it through the day, this is a great book for you.  Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine (Moneysavingmom.com), is a great guide to a more calmer and more productive existence. The book starts out in Chapter One-entited Stop Trying to Do It All.  Start by asking you to think about and write down your priorities.  So often ...

Five Minutes or Less

No one has enough time.  However, we can all find a few minutes here and there.  You can accomplish a lot more than you think in just five minutes.  By keeping a list of items you can accomplish in five minutes or less, you can quickly attack them when you have time. I’ve compiled a list of things you can get done in five minutes or less below.  Keep in mind that it is easy to get off task and ...

Social Media Time

Recently Real Simple and The Huffington Post asked 3,583 women to complete a survey on social media.  Here are some of the results and they may surprise you! 48% of women asked would rather go a moth without sex instead of giving up their smart phones. 56% of women keep their smart phones near them during dinner. 76% of women say they check their smartphones at least once an hour. 3 in ...

Organizing Manuals and Warrantees

In a "paperless" society, why is it we all still have piles of manuals and warrantees and receipts?  I'm not sure, but organizing them is important.  There is nothing more frustrating than needed something and not having it on hand.  Here are a few of my favorite ways to store these necessary pieces of paper. My absolute favorite way to store them is to get a binder, add page protectors and ...

Diary of an Organizer- Be good enough for you! Get Started Today!

Life isn't about being perfect.  Although we adopt that mentality when we see beautiful models, get caught up in the perceived perfection in television and movies, and even the Pottery Barn catalog that arrives every month.  We all want to be perfect, and we all want our lives to be perfect.  However, if you are striving for that you will probably be working your whole life towards that ...

Running Errands

Running short on time this holiday season?  Look for ways you can cut down on the time it takes you to run your errands.  Research having your dry cleaning picked up, or having your groceries delivered.  These are examples of services that, for a small fee, can be completed by others and crossed off your personal list.  There are other personal errands that can be "automated" during the holidays, ...