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Whether it's young children growing up and needing your time for activities and school or aging parents needing extra attention, the generation caught in the middle of this is being spread thin. The sandwich generation has become the norm for Canadians, bringing packed schedules and extreme stress.
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Here's where you should really stick those sticky notes.
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Already struggling to keep up with your phone storage this year? It's said that the average smartphone user will snap around 3,600 photos in one year, taking up space and overloading storage. Though it's become second nature to document our lives with photos, but not every photo needs to be kept.
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I often say that there is no magic wand to get you organized. And there isn't. But there are a few tricks you can use to maximize the space that you already have that can seem like magic (kind of). I recently reorganized a client's kitchen and we cleared out no less than eight junk drawers.
Don't put off the inevitable.
My garage is a perfect example of the benefits of labeling. I organized the shelving units so that it would fit all our excess pantry items, paper towels, toilet paper, soaps, you get the idea. But I...
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Is it just me, or is all the technology that's supposedly designed to keep us more organized, really just creating more places to look when you can't remember where you've put that thing?
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Don't get me wrong, I love to do things for and with them, but I also want them to be independent and give them the confidence to know they have the capability to do these things on their own. It's not just their toys that need to be organized, other areas of your home can contribute to their autonomy as well.
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Like most of you out there, my list of what needs to be done is long. If I were to combine the tasks I would like to accomplish for work, for family and for me, I would end up sitting around writing for days. I would also lose my mind because it would be so daunting that I would never move forward. Let's look at a few ways to make your list manageable.
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Getting organized tends to make the top 10 list for New Year resolutions again and again. Being organized can help simplify your life, de-stress you and free up your time to do the things you really love.
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Call me crazy but the thought of losing my paper agenda has literally woken me up in the middle of the night. How will I know what I have to do the next day? Which client am I supposed to see? What time should I be there? The fact that I had so much valuable information in one irreplaceable place had to stop.
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Chances are you're getting in the car to drive somewhere for Christmas. Whether that trip takes thirty minutes or three days, the last thing you need is to be fumbling around the car for a snack for hangry passengers or a toy to placate a whining child.
Isn't packing for your trip the best part of vacation? Yeah, not for me either. With the holidays and winter vacation just around the corner we could all use a few tips to ease the packing process.
Checking your email before getting out of bed, taking a Facebook lunch break, checking texts every time the phone beeps, app updates, peaking at your phone as you put the kids to bed. Does any, or all of this, sound familiar?