How to Stay Motivated in 2011

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motivated!Here is a great article by Lesley Alderman/Real Simple.com to help you stay on track when it comes to those New Year’s Resolutions:

9 Secrets of Motivated People: Real-life strategies that will help you to actually accomplish the goals you’ve set for yourself this year.

New year, new you. It’s the perennial January catchphrase that holds such conquer-the-world promise. And then, well, you get sidetracked with conquering your to-do list. But even the loftiest resolutions (running a marathon, writing a book) don’t have to fall by the wayside come February. Staying motivated―and achieving what you set out to do on that bright New Year’s Day―is surprisingly possible. Just follow these nine mantras, provided by researchers who study motivation and backed up by women who have used them to realize their biggest ambitions. Read the full post here.[LG]Here’s a great Planner to get you started![/LG]

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Works for Me Wednesday: Do It Yourself Jewelry Organizer

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jewelry organizer 2I had a nice long three day weekend for Christmas and was able to work on a little organizing project – check it out!

I was storing all my costume jewelry in my top nightstand drawer in a couple of plastic organizers. While this method works great, it’s just not for me. If I don’t see it, I don’t wear it.

So I came up with a solution: I used a cork message board that was currently not in use (this metal message board would work great for a more modern look), stuck plain short metal sewing pins into it, and hung it on the side of my bathroom cabinet where I get ready for work in the mornings. The top two rows are for matching necklace and earring sets. Below are random earrings and pins. The hook on the side is for necklaces with no matching earrings, and the peg rack underneath (still waiting for my daughter to find two of the pegs) holds bracelets and watches. I even hooked a couple of pins over the nails on the top to hide them!

Do you have any DIY jewelry storage tips to share? Leave us a comment!

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Tuesday Tip: Avoid Impulse Buys

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impulse-shopperIf you’re like me, you are a sucker for that feel-good impulse buy item when you’re out shopping.

Here is a great tip to help you avoid those impulse purchases: Keep a wish list in your purse or wallet. When you’re tempted to buy something you want but don’t need, add it to the list. Wait a few days and then go over your list. Once the “impulse” is gone, you can decide if you truly need, love, or have-to-have any of the things on your list. If so, treat yourself! If not, throw your list away and congratulate yourself! You just prevented clutter and saved money!

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Christmas Tree Storage Options

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TreeKeeper ProIt’s never too soon to start thinking about Holiday Storage! And while traditional pines and firs are still the favorite in many homes, artificial Christmas trees are becoming more and more popular every year, because they are cleaner, safer and more cost-effective over the long run.

Keeping your tree in tip-top shape year after year starts with a great Christmas tree storage container.
But which one to buy? There are so many choices – here is a list of some things to keep in mind when purchasing a tree storage container: Read more

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Product of the Week: Elegant Bathroom Counter Organizers

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bathroom organizerThe new line of personal organizers from Richards offers real solutions for cluttered counters without sacrificing style. These bathroom organizers feature elegant, smooth finishes, with your choice of white or espresso to match your bathroom decor, but it’s what’s inside that really matters.

There are three configurations available, and each packs a punch in terms of storage and organization.

Drawers hold anything from cotton swabs to jewelry, while the divided cubbies above keep makeup, lotion and other toiletries neat and tidy! Read more

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3 Quick Tips on Decluttering – How to Declutter Your Room in 15 Minutes!

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ding-dongYour visitors are ringing at your doorbell rather enthusiastically, and you find yourself in a bit of a panic. If you are in a rush to organize and declutter your room quickly, read further for some quick tips on decluttering.

So here are 3 quick tips on how to declutter your room in 15 minutes flat.

Tip No 1: Bin It

People trip over stuff lying around on the floor. It may be items of clutter, it may be magazines, old newspapers, the children’s toys or play things. Whatever the item is in question, you’ll need to remove the culprit off the floor.

Scan the floor of your room and take 5 minutes to remove any clutter off the floor. If its rubbish or junk, then place these items straight in the bin for disposal. Read more

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