Organized October: Community

We enjoy things more when we put our time and effort into them. The same is true of our neighborhoods and communities. Strengthen your bond with your community by involving yourself in local activities such as: volunteer opportunities neighborhood block parties local events service projects church sporting events school activities Volunteer Opportunities Keep up with …

Ben Franklin’s Method for Identifying Values

From the time we were little, our parents, teachers, caretakers taught us certain governing values that have been programmed into our brains. It’s the “why” of life – why we do what we do. As we mature and become more aware of this programming, we can be more conscious of this “why”. Ben Franklin became very intentional …

Big Rocks

It’s a classic object lesson: you can’t fit big rocks into a jar full of sand, but put the big rocks in first, and you can fill up the space around them. Keep this principle in mind as you commit tasks to your planner pages. At this point, you have your Master Task List and …

Task Symbols

Use the following symbols to keep up on the current status of your tasks. Some may be self-explanatory, while others could use a little clarification. √  Completed – when the task is completed and there is nothing more to do or to follow up on →  Forwarded – when the task is forwarded to the …

Wanna Get Organized? 4 Must-Do Steps

You’ve vowed to finally transform your “clutter mountain” into a “clutter molehill.” Now that your mind is set, how do you successfully negotiate the ins and outs of getting organized? (1) Have specific goals. Don’t say: I want to get organized. Do say: I want to organize my estate. Speaking in generalities leads to doing in generalities …

Organize your Kitchen and Start Cooking this Fall

By Monica Friel  The fall is a great time for cooking and eating, creating new recipes and bringing back old ones. Having a well organized kitchen is crucial for good meal planning and preparation. Making optimal use of the space in your kitchen is more important when you’re spending extra time creating new recipes and …