5 Tips On Organizing For Tax Season

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tax-timeThat’s right, it’s almost tax time again. That time of year when all the folks who use the EZ forms and have a few little tax deductions running around rejoice over the inevitable refund they will recieve. But for a lot of us, it’s more complicated than that. Here is a post I came across by cjpilgrim on eHow.com for organizing at tax time:

Let’s face it we all are not as organized in our life as we would like to be. Just as soon as the holidays are over, we are faced with instant dread. Tax time is upon us Read more

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15 Creative Uses for Wine Corks

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wine-corksLiving here in Wine County California, one ends up with a lot of corks. It’s hard to just throw them out when you know there must be a ton of creative uses for them out there. I did a search for creative uses for all these corks and found some great creative ideas!

Enjoy!

Napkin rings – Drill a hole in the center, thread pretty ribbon through and tie. Read more

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Quote for the Week: On Progress

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work-in-progress“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”

~Mark Victor Hansen

Have a wonderful, productive and not perfect weekend! 🙂

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25 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters

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coffee-filtersThis post came from an email I received, with no author to site…

Coffee filters …. Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing!

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome… Coffee filters are lint-free so they’ll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish. Read more

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Solutions for Photo Clutter

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Keepsake Box with Photo Inserts and Album at stacksandstacks.comIt’s a new year, and a great time to take stock of all the photos you have accumulated over the last year. This is especially important at this time of year because, right after the holidays, most of us have an explosion of new pictures! Since I only order pictures about once a year, there are usually about 200 of them to sort through.

What I like to do is sit down with all my photos and three baskets. Each basket has a number. Number one is for pictures that I absolutely want displayed somewhere. Read more

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Quote for the Week: On Procrastination

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procrastinationPutting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.
~George Claude Lorimer

Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back. ~Charles Kingsley

Did you know

… that today is Procrastinator’s New Year? If you are a procrastinator, you should finally be getting around to celebrating the new year today. Or tomorrow. No hurry.

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The Key to Finding Balance and Getting Organized

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blahWhen you are responsible for taking care of others — whether it be at work, at home, or both ― then taking care of YOU can become a low, maybe even non-existent, priority.

Women, in particular, feel incredibly off-kilter when this occurs, but men are also not immune to self-neglect and its repercussions.

Here’s what I mean…

– You’re working more hours, so that’s less time for exercise. You gain a few pounds, and your pants are fitting tightly…and you feel blah. Read more

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The Amazing Micro-Fiber Cleaning Cloth

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micro-fiber clothI hate to clean, so any product that gives me great results with minimal effort and cost is just wonderful. Lately, I’ve discovered just how wonderful Micro-fiber Cleaning Cloths are.

Even though this one is specifically made for cleaning computer screens and the like, it really works well for just about any job you might have. I have a couple of them at home and I use them for dusting, cleaning doorways and walls, mirrors, windows, countertops, appliances – even floors. And keep one in the car – they make quick work of cleaning smudges off the windshield. Read more

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