It's 2010, time for a new year and a new decade. It's easy to make goals and resolutions for the new year, the tricky part is sticking to those goals. Maybe we can help.
There’s nothing worse than being stranded…except being stranded in bad winter weather. Colder months are tougher on cars, and a little preventative care now will go a long way to keeping your car running smoothly in the face of snow, sleet, rain, and freezing temperatures. We know, it can be tempting to skip a service if your car is running okay, after all, if it isn’t squeaking at you, there’s no problem, right? Wrong. Neglecting to give your car a pre-winter checkup is penny-wise and pound-foolish. It may seem like you’re saving precious time and money, but in the long run, you’re doing neither. The good news is that getting your car winter-ready doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.
The seemingly endless list of tasks to complete before the birth of a baby leaves many moms-to-be dizzy with the possibilities. Organizing the baby's chest of drawers takes some planning, but is a fairly simple task in the grand scheme of the baby preparation. Even if your new addition has already arrived, occasional organization of his clothes keeps things neat and tidy. Grab all of those cute baby outfits and get ready to organize.
When you’re working, wrangling the kids, and generally living a full life, it’s easy to let taking care of your home fall to the bottom of the priority list.
But you need to stay on top of your maintenance chores if you want to keep your home and all the good things in it functioning smoothly. As fall approaches, it’s time to start thinking about a top to bottom inspection to check for any damage and prepare for the upcoming cold, winter months.
No matter the format, what you write down gets done. According to Dave Kohl, a professor emeritus at Virginia Tech., people who regularly write down their goals earn nine times as much over their lifetimes as people who don’t. Think about that for a moment. No matter how lofty or simple your goals may be, reaching them requires a systematic approach. And that begins by writing your to do list down; don’t just think it, ink it! Note-taking and list-making styles are as personal as the way you dress or cook. We’d never suggest you ditch a an approach that’s working perfectly well for you in favor of a newfangled “system.” But if you are dissatisfied with your own system in any way, we’ve got a few thoughts on how to fine tune your list so you’re cruising through it more effectively and efficiently.
While soap, body lotion and hairspray go a long way in making you feel sparkly, they don't do much for your rings. Residue from products you use on your hair and skin can build up on your rings, giving them a lackluster appearance. Dust, dirt and grime can also get into the crevices of your rings, dirtying them and making them appear dull and unsightly. With a few minutes and some common household products you can give your rings their shine back.
Red stains in cotton are one of the things most individuals try desperately to avoid. The reason is because they are notoriously difficult to remove. When the stain is set (from being dried in the dryer or because the stain is old), it's even more difficult.
You're room's a mess, company's coming and you still have to do a hundred other things. When you find yourself surrounded by a sea of chaos and on your own, don't panic---there's hope. While it's not exactly ideal feng shui, here's a quick and dirty way to clean your room in 10 minutes.
Want to learn how to organize your life and get rid of clutter? You are not alone, according to Lorie Marrero, a certified professional organizer and author of "The Clutter Diet." In many ways, organizing your life and getting rid of clutter is like losing weight, a theory that Marrero subscribes to and demonstrates. Getting organized requires a program of prevention (not bringing in more clutter or taking on too much), reduction (getting rid of the excess clutter and obligations that you don't need) and regular maintenance (periodically repeating the first two steps to keep the clutter from becoming overwhelming).
The blouse you're looking for has hidden itself somewhere and the matching shoes are buried in a mound. You throw up your hands in defeat; there doesn't seem to be any method to the madness. Calm down; there's a solution to the problem: Set a goal to organize your closet. Once it's done you'll never have to worry about it again, and you can do it with a few handy items and only a couple hours of your time.