Do you have a ton of paper staring at you in your office or on your kitchen counter? Most of the time this is a big complaint.
Are some of those papers your monthly bills?
Many of us have files we’ve labeled “Telephone”, “Utilities”, “Water/Garbage”, “Cell Phone”, “Credit Cars”… Sound familiar? We’ve set up these folders because that’s how our parents used to do it. So when we moved out of their home we did the same thing. Only, we hate to file them. Do you really need to keep those bills?
Probably not. While what I am going to say may make you feel a bit queasy or uncomfortable, I say it to help you eliminate the paper monster in your life. No, I am not recommending that everyone go paperless, don’t worry. I am recommending, however, that you embrace technology. Create passwords to your utilities, phone, and credit card accounts so you can access your information online at any time. Get comfortable with their websites so you begin to use this valuable resource. You can look up past bills, see recent statements at the touch of a button. If you are reading this blog then you have access to the internet so use it and eliminate the need to keep all those paper bills.
It’s okay if you still want to get your paper statement (or you can request that they be sent to your email in box). The point here is that you don’t need to file or keep those bills. After you pay a bill, shred it. The information is still there online anytime you need it.
So get comfortable and let go (if you haven’t already) – I double dare ya!
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Which math equation is simplified?
10+20x+12-x or 22+19x
(No, you won’t be graded on your answer)
simplify: to make less complex or complicated; make plainer or easier
What can you do to simplify your life this week?
The right frame of mind!
- clear out the entry and set up a place for your keys, glasses, mail, and purses to land
- make a list of you favorite breakfast foods; group them together in a bin in the pantry for quick fixin’
- get rid of all the extra bedding – keep 2 sheet sets and one blanket per bed
- go through all your cleaning products and only save the ones that do more than one job
- copy your favorite recipes and donate the recipe book
- remove everything off your bathroom vanity and only put things back that are used every single day (put them in a basket)
Do you need help with more ways to simplify your life? Just give me a call!
Many of us lament the lack of closet/storage spaces in our homes. We are faced with thinking outside “the closet” and finding more ways to store things.
First things first, always look for ways to go vertical
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Choose the right containers
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Store heavy or large items at the bottom
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As you can see by these examples, creating a storage area is not only possible, but can be visually pleasing as well.
Look around your home, what’s possible?
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