Friday, October 29, 2010

3 Steps to organizing Halloween decorations

It is that time of year, when we get out our scary ghosts and goblins, and those extra scary costumes for the kids…but where do you store them, you ask????

Here are 3 great steps to help you not feel so overwhelmed with all of those crazy decorations!!

Step One: Use a large orange and black container to store the decorations. This makes it easier to find the decorations, when that time comes around to get them out. Divide decorations according to inside decor or outside decor.

Step Two: write down what is in each container on an index card. Tape the index cards to the front of each container. Stack them with the label facing out so you don't have to open each container. This will save you time when it comes to decorating for Halloween.

Step Three: When you decorate, only use one container at a time. Put the empty containers back in there HOMES, until you are ready to put the decorations away for the season.

I hope you have a fun and save Halloween night!

Put away and organize all Halloween decorations!!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Staying Organized While Traveling

Okay so ask my mom and sisters, they will tell you I am a horrible packer…I am an organized packer, but by the time I get to my destination I feel like I have to iron everything!!!

Traveling can be crazy enough without adding to it the stress of losing things and being unorganized. Since you are not at home and are staying in places you usually do not stay, and trying to keep your belongings in a confined space, it can be difficult to keep everything together. Here are some tips from agent america to help you to stay organized while traveling.

Sandwich Bags: These tricks for organizing, and you can use them while traveling too. If you're going to be going through the airport, you'll need to have your liquids in a quart-sized baggie or smaller (you'll need to take them out of your carry-on when you go through security). But you can also use a bag to put your pocket items: loose change, mp3 player, magazine, book, snacks. You can use sandwich bags to store liquid items- hair gels, toothpaste, perfumes, etc- so they don't leak inside your suitcase. Bring a few extra bags along for wet and dirty clothes.

Car Storage: Keep a bucket in the trunk of your car (the square, flat divided buckets work great). Use the bucket to hold car essentials: extra oil, tire gauge, baby wipes for grease cleanup, ice scraper, fix-a-flat, oil, coolant, a flashlight (don't forget spare batteries!) and a map. In the front of the car, keep some spare change alongside your insurance card- you never know when it will come in handy.

Suitcase and Bags: Keep your computer, mp3 player, and phone power cords organized by looping them individually and using garbage or twist ties to keep them together and prevent them from getting tangled. If you'll be carrying breakables in your suitcase, it can be handy to cushion the breakables with clothes. (This isn't fail-safe but it can help.) Carry only the amount of medication you need plus a small amount of backup, and leave the bulky pill bottles behind. You can also get a seven-or even thirty-day divided vitamin container to put your pills and vitamins in. Fill up an extra day or two, just in case.

With a little effort and creativity, you can stay a lot more organized while traveling- and have an even more fun, stress-free trip.

Monday, October 25, 2010


I remember when I was in the 5th grade, my teacher, Mrs. Granger, said we were going to have 2 vocabulary words a week, and the 1st word for the year was PROCRASTINATE. Mrs. Granger gave us the definition…procrastinate: to put off for another day. When she explained the definition, my 10 year old mind decided that I was never going to be a procrastinator!!!

Many people often like to hold things off to the last minute and wait until later to do it. Many times when this happens you forget about the things that you need to do, and then they just don’t get done.

For a lot of people procrastination is a big problem. Many people ask me how I am able to get everything done and even have spare time left over. I tell them if you put things where they belong (IN THERE HOMES) you have more time to do other things. If you don’t have things in a certain spot you have to stop what you are doing and go around looking for them, and by the time you get back to what you were doing, you forgot what it was you were doing, and then IT DOESN'T GET DONE!!

Procrastination is bad, but it can also make managing your time and life easier. Just sit back for a minute and think about what your life would be like if everything had a much stuff you would not have to look for anymore.

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