Friday Organizing Inspiration

 

 

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The Benefits of Organizing Your Space & Time

being organized isThe information age is moving so fast that at times it seems impossible to keep up. People are rushing, our schedules are overbooked and everyone is stressed – including our children. Getting organized helps you to take control of your space, time and your life. It will allow you to become more focused, productive and achieve your goals.

The one thing that is very promising for us all is that organizational skills CAN BE LEARNED! Time is “finite” but you can learn to do things more quickly and take control of a chaotic schedule. The challenge is getting started and keeping the systems in place. Being organized does not take away from spontaneity and fun, but rather it increases your ability to accomplish more and enjoy life to its fullest.

The following is a list of the benefits of getting organized:

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Being Organized Gives You More Control

You will feel more in control and less stressed by a de-cluttered home and an organized time schedule. Being late, forgetting things, climbing over clutter and searching for things at the last minute are stressful and time consuming.

It Provides More Space

Reorganizing a drawer, closet or room will product more space even if you don’t throw anything away. An organized person plans ahead and doesn’t need as much stuff. Your life can be made simpler with less stuff!

You Can Find Things When You Want

With “a place for everything and everything in its place”, you will be able to find something when you want it thus saving you time and the need to buy it again.

Being Organized Saves Time and Money

You can save time and money on many things such as gift buying and last minute grocery trips if you plan ahead. You will be able to find things quickly and not have to buy something again. You will save time in your life by focusing and minimizing the time spent on unnecessary things.

You Will Make a Good Impression and Be a Role Model

You will make a favorable impression on the people around you including your clients, family and friends. These people will respect your ability to be on time and fulfill your commitments. You will do better professionally as well! Your children will learn to be organized and more productive by following your example.

It Provides More Time and Balance in Your Life

Getting projects done quicker, delegating and finding things quickly gives you more time for the things you want to do. You will have more time for you, your family and your friends. An organized person is in control of their time and is able to schedule in time for the things that count.

You Will Achieve Your Goals

You will achieve your goals. Making your organized plan and lists for the next day, weeks and year can help you get closer to your goals. You will also achieve more by eliminating the barriers that prevent you from achieving your goals and by streamlining processes that take too much time.

Organization Brings Health and Happiness

By being organized and scheduling your time, you’ll make more time for exercise and eating healthy. Your life will be less stressful. You will have more time for yourself, your loved ones and the activities you want to do.

Susan Jarema is the founder of Googol Learning, the Crazy 4 Math ContestTVvgFREE.comNew Earth Marketing and Kidzinfo. The Googol Learning Website has many free resources to inspire mathematics and family learning in your home through music, games, stories and layered learning.
This article may be reprinted with the above author credit and website link.

The science of the pain of giving up an item

You collect things for a number of reasons – maybe you think you’ll need to use it later, it has sentimental value, or you spent good money on it so you feel you need to keep the item, even if you haven’t touched or used it in weeks, months, or years.

You might be holding on to that book you bought a year ago that you swear you’ll read or those killer pair of shoes that you’ll bring out for just the right occasion.

But the reality is, you probably made a mistake in buying those things and it literally hurts your brain to come to terms with that fact.

Researchers at Yale recently identified that two areas in your brain associated with pain, the anterior cingulate cortex and insula, light up in response to letting go of itempain of giving up an items you own and feel a connection towards

This is the same area of the brain that lights up when you feel physical pain from a paper cut or drinking coffee that’s too hot.

Your brain views the loss of one of your valued possessions as the same as something that causes you physical pain.

And the more you’ve commited emotionally or financially to an item, the more you want to keep it around.

— by Mikael Cho, Blog

Easiest Way to Get Rid of Junk Mail & Subscriptions

unrollmeHave you tried http://www.unroll.me yet?

Unroll.me allows you to review an choose to subscribe or unsubscribe to all of those annoying junk mail and emails taking your time away from being productive – or enticing you to spend money you don’t need to spend.

Log on an sign up for unroll.me – I just did and I got rid of 45 unwanted junk mail (no I don’t need 6 viagra subscriptions, thank you very much).

The best part is – they ones I chose to keep, the service rolls up and sends me once a day – at the time of my choosing (mornings for me).

Loving this service!

How Long it Really Takes to Build a New Habit

How Long Does it Actually Take to Form a New Habit? (Backed by Science)

The study examined the habits of 96 people over a 12-week period. Each person chose one new habit for the 12 weeks and reported each day on whether or not they did the behavior and how automatic the behavior felt.

Some people chose simple habits like “drinking a bottle of water with lunch.” Others chose more difficult tasks like “running for 15 minutes before dinner.” At the end of the 12 weeks, the researchers analyzed the data to determine how long it took each person to go from starting a new behavior to automatically doing it.

The answer?

On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behavior, the person, and the circumstances. In Lally’s study, it took anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit. [1]

In other words, if you want to set your expectations appropriately, the truth is that it will probably take you anywhere from two months to eight months to build a new behavior into your life — not 21 days.

Interestingly, the researchers also found that “missing one opportunity to perform the behavior did not materially affect the habit formation process.” In other words, it doesn’t matter if you mess up every now and then. Building better habits is not an all-or-nothing process.

Why being organized is being in control

An Organized Life

Being Organized Is Being in Control

For many people, becoming organized is related to getting rid of paper clutter, improving their filing system or finding more time each day to get things done. And it is true that solving these problems will help them become better organized. But there is another facet to being organized that really is the basis being organized isfor solving all these problems. Here’s the real secret of effective organization: Being organized is being in control. That means you are in control of how you handle paper, e-mail, the phone, your time and all the tasks and responsibilities that make up your work day.

It means knowing the status of every aspect of what is happening in your job at all times. It also means arranging your time and workload to meet your goals. Yes, goals—a very important part of being organized.

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The best drying rack ever – and it takes literally no space!

On behalf of Earth Day, I wanted to share with you the BEST clothing drying rack ever – and it takes literally  no space as it hangs from the ceiling

lofti dry rack

LOFTI LIME GREEN

LOFTi™ is a clothes drying rack that suspends from the ceiling by an easy-to-use pulley system. Designed to hold an entire load of laundry, LOFTi™ uses the warmth of your home to dry clothes without a drop of fossil fuel. Environmentally friendly, LOFTi™ brings an unmatched value to your home. With its adjustable tubes, LOFTi’s versatility can fit into nearly any space. Load it. Lift it. Love it.

Product Dimensions: 61″ L x 14.5″ W x 4″ H
Key Features: 
Easily Adjustable, Reduces Power Bills, Extends Life of Textiles, Easy Installation

Included in Package:
Rod Connectors, Rods, Hanging Clamps, End Pieces
Single and Double Pulley
Nylon Rope, 3 strand, 1/4″ in diameter, 30′
Hardware Package (pulleys, screws, cleat)
Installation Instructions for easy installation

LOFTi Lime Green

 

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