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Back To School: Have A Home

Back To School: Have A Home

Whether your kids have already started school or if you still have several weeks left to your summer, it’s never too late or too early to begin to set your stellar student up for success this school year. 

When you child comes home from school, does she know where her backpack and lunch box live?  These items should have a regular landing zone.  It could be a hook next to the child’s desk in her room or in a cubby by the entry door.  Having a consistent place to put these items will make them easier to find and cause fewer headaches during that mad dash out the door in the morning.

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Batteries

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Batteries

Tuesday 's Organizing Tip: Gather all of your batteries into one place. I use a small plastic tub in my laundry room. And please don’t keep batteries in your junk drawer. They could touch the metal of something like a paper clip and start a fire like this tragic incident in New Hampshire - http://ow.ly/n1cmX).

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Want more quick tips to get organized in a snap? Check out Good Life’s “Two Minutes to Organized” Ebook at http://www.goodlifeorganizing.net/TwoMinutestoOrganized.html .

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Simplify Social Media

Simplify your social media! How do you decide who to follow on Facebook or Twitter?

Before you follow or accept that friend request, check out the posts that the business/person/group has made. Are they informative, helpful, or entertaining? If not, don't follow them or go back and unfollow them. Their posts will just be visual clutter on your newsfeed or Twitter feed.

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Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Paying Bills

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Paying Bills

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Pick a regular time to pay your bills and stick to it.  Schedule it on your calendar. Don't let late fees and interest charges get you!

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Want more quick tips to get organized in a snap? Check out Good Life’s “Two Minutes to Organized” Ebook at http://www.goodlifeorganizing.net/TwoMinutestoOrganized.html .

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Photographs

Tuesday's Organizing Tip: Photographs

Tuesday Tip: Want to organize your printed photos? The first step is to gather them all in one place so you know what you have.
 

And please, please, please don't store them in your attic, garage or storage unit. They need to be in a safe, relatively stable temperature environment.

 

Good Life Organizing: Visual Clutter and Shopping

Good Life Organizing: Visual Clutter and Shopping

Recently I took my daughter to one of our favorite department stores for a little summer clothes shopping. While she browsed in the juniors department, I made my way to the ladies section. What I saw stopped me in my tracks - shelf after shelf of clothes strewn about and in a big jumbled mess. Not a pretty sight. It was worse than I have seen after a Black Friday sale.

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Pollen Count 'High' in the Macon Area

Some mixed news for allergy sufferers:

While the tree pollen count is still high at 1420, that's down from last Wednesday's 3,600 count, according to Dr. Plaxico's Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Macon.

Weeds and grass pollen count is now in the moderate range. That count is up from last week when the weed pollen was absent and the grass count was observed as low.