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Are you calendar challeneged?

Hello and welcome back!

There are many uses for a calendar

A calendar is usually used for specific days, such as birthdays and anniversaries. They are used for appointments; doctor’s, hair, pets, and invitations to weddings, showers, graduations and the like. You may also use them to keep track of a work schedule or when you have lessons of some sort. But, they can be used for so much more.

I use it as a journal.

The thing I use it for that I love the most is when I hear someone mention something in casual conversation about what they love. As soon as I come home I place what they love where there birthday or anniversary is located on the calendar. This makes gift giving so easy! And you know what you’re giving will be used and loved. I use it for my jobs and clients phone numbers. I also use it for when I need to R.S.V.P. or if I have a deadline, or when a book or DVD is due back to the library. Make-up usually goes bad quickly so I record when I purchased each new item. I use it to record when I need to pay a bill or send a payment, I record automated payments as well. I also use it for when I purchased a pair of glasses, a piece of furniture or an appliance, this cuts down on guessing. Sometimes I record the weather. I will record when someone is due for a procedure so I can give them my best wishes before it, and call them after. The one I use has an open margin along the side that I record things I need to remember for the following year. It could be when to schedule a yearly check-up, what I want to ask or tell a doctor, when I need to order or mail a package, when tickets for a concert will be available, or even how a recipe failed or succeeded. Or what someone loved or maybe something that I want to try in the following year. This works great as I update my new and next years calendar I go through the past year  and notice each note I wrote in each month.  I will even record when a symptom first began too, this is quiet helpful if something were to develop, for the doctor to know about. Since I am sensitive to caffeine I’ll record when I may need to abstain, such as Novocain (the day of none) or a mammogram (2 days prior) or when to fast for blood work. It can be used for milestones from an infant’s new abilities, weight or food intake, to how old someone is, to what anniversary a couple is celebrating. A calendar can keep track of vitamins or medicines, to see if they are working, are helpful, or are useful. A calendar can be used as a reminder to get invites out by a specific day or when to send out holiday cards. It can record balances you have saved for specific wants such as vacations, holiday’s or a purchase. It can keep track of your weight or inches. I record upcoming events, such as fairs, when a movie is coming out, or even when someone has a baby due. At the end of each year I get to look through it and see all the things I experienced! It gives me a fresh perspective for the upcoming year. Plus this frees me from any guesswork that may be off.

What I use

The calendar I use is approximately 8 x10 when closed. It is a thin book and I purchase it at the dollar store. It also has plastic sleeves inside the front and back cover. I use these to keep passwords, packing lists whether for an emergency or vacation, and business cards of people I may need to contact in the future, but don’t necessarily want in my phone contacts. Because my calendar is always with me I keep in the sleeve information to credit cards in case they were stolen such as the phone number in order to report it. I absolutely love my calendar & take it with me in a book bag. And because I record so much I look at it daily and that is what a calendar is for. If you don’t look at it, it is useless. Journals are great as well, but I use my calendar daily so I know the important things will be recorded there.

I hope this is helpful!

~Sandy


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The easiest way to get organized

Hello and welcome back!

The easiest way to get organized…

You can’t organize clutter. The best piece of advice I could give anyone, client or not, would be to get rid of the clutter first before even trying to get organized.

Just get started…

I promise you by taking the first step the momentum will build. It is okay to go slow so you don’t burn out, and it is okay to complete a room, desk or closet before stopping. Whatever systems works best for you. Set a timer and begin.

What stops you…

Clutter is a pile or piles of delayed decisions. It is far easier to shove clutter into a drawer, closet, or garage than to decide what to do about it. As costly as storage units are it is still far easier to bring it there and cram it in with the rest of your clutter than decide what to do about it. Why?

The question, “what-if” won’t leave you alone…

Imagine you’ve moved the same boxes from home to home without unpacking them or using any of the items stored, yet you still keep them. You may think you will need these items some day. That means your belief system is set on lack. Perhaps you purchased items that promised happiness and you’re still waiting for the happiness to show up. But guess what? It isn’t coming through things. Happiness will be achieved once you release the clutter not add to it.

When to hire Freedom from Clutter…

When you decide you want only in your life what will serve and nurture you. It does not mean you become a minimalist, unless that is your desire. It does mean you will go through this with a professional who will lovingly help you through the journey. It is not costly financially or emotionally nor is it a timely process once we begin. You will experience freedom as you have never felt before and that my friend is priceless. I will help and support you in making decisions once and for all. Your reward is a clutter-free organized life!

If you have any question I would be more than happy to help and answer them. Just add a comment and I will return a reply toot sweet. Or leave me feedback on what you are having issues with so I can address them in the next blog.

You may not be able to control the chaos life brings, but you can have and enjoy peaceful surroundings.

~Sandy


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A simple process once you know the formula

Hello and welcome back to Freedom from Clutter!

There is a process in de-cluttering and getting organized.

You could also agree everything in life is a process. If you’ve noticed whatever area you have wanted to improve, change or eliminate does not happen overnight. Nor will it  come in the form of a magic pill. And unfortunately no one can do it for you. Depending on how you view the process will depend on your outcome. If, for example, you perceive the process to be hard, guess what, it will be.

Is de-cluttering difficult?

Not if you know the formula or you hire Freedom from Clutter. With any process you have to know you are capable. You have to make a choice. I learned recently a habit is something I am unaware of, but once I become aware of it, it becomes a choice. Choices can change moment to moment. I can help you with the choice to unclutter your life.

Clutter is usually delayed decisions.

Have you ever had a splinter? It is annoying, but immediate relief is gained once it is removed. Or the overhead lights that buzz. As soon as the switch is “off” the buzzing and the annoyance immediately stops. Clutter is insidious, you don’t know the damage it causes until you release it. Clutter is something you have put off, delayed, and have not taken care of, but it isn’t allowing you to have what would serve your life today. If is it too daunting a job you are unwilling to deal with or don’t know where to begin please call me, I want to help you have all you desire.

You have to decide to start.

Once you take that first step and release some clutter the freeing effect takes hold and creates momentum. Decide on one small area and clear it out or take one thing you have a lot of (DVD’s, magazines, or paper) and go through it. Gather receptacles (suggestions- laundry baskets, garbage bags, boxes) and label them  “toss”, “keep”, and “donate”. Once the designated area is uncluttered noticed the satisfaction you feel and the freedom that has settled in so nicely. Celebrate the change you created!

How I can help.

I naturally see order and can help in any area that has cluttered your life. Through a series of questions together we discover what is holding you back from a fulfilling and satisfying life, and a bit more room too.

Please contact me. Leave a reply if you’d like.

Much peace to you!

~Sandy