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Monday, November 21, 2011
Start Your Organizing Engines!!

It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is this week. It is officially Holiday Season everyone! No messing around, time to get serious with shopping, eating and fun! Do yourself a favor before all of the excitement. Sit down, take a big deep breath and figure out how you will enjoy the holidays but also stay organized with daily life. It can be easy to overlook your current bills, healthy goals and entertainment budget when you are distracted by all the shiny things. Prioritize your calenders for the final months of 2011 so you can kick off the new year with ease.
Your organizing task for today: start clearing out your home of unwanted items you no longer need or want. Donate clothes, toys and food to clothing drives, churches or a shelter.

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Monday, November 07, 2011
Gross Halloween Surprise

Halloween was a week ago and we still have some reminders of the holiday. The candy is almost gone, the "Happy Halloween" decorations are put away but the pumpkins and squash are still out on display and will stay there until Thanksgiving. The great thing about these fall decorations is they are colorful, hearty and you can eat them when the holiday is over...bonus! These are the best decorations because you don't have to re organize and store them after the holiday. But you have to be sure to monitor the live decorations just to make sure they are still decorations and don't become "experiments" and ruin your furniture. We had a little issue this year it was the rotting pumpkin. We live in a high rise and carved our 1st pumpkin! It was a wonderful experience. Finding the pumpkin, scooping out the seeds and making a silly design. The problem was we faced the pumpkin towards the sunny window where you could see from the outside but not the inside. Wow was I surprised when I turned that pumpkin around to see how it was doing...Yuck! Next year I will be adding a "throw away" date immediatly after carving next years pumpkin.

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Sunday, November 06, 2011
Fall Back "To-Do" list

Today was Fall back. We got to change our clocks and catch a few more z’s. Not only do we change the time on our clocks but it should be a reminder that we need to do something else in our homes like changing the batteries in your smoke detectors!
Try to think of some other things you can do twice a year that happen the same weekend as Fall back and Spring forward and add it to your "To Do" list.

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