Archive for January, 2015

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Up for a cup of Tea?

I am sitting enjoying a cup of Ginger Root tea with my brother as we plan the agenda for January and our featured blogs.  We can’t believe we are in a new year already and in National Hot Tea Month, January 2015.

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Up for a cup of tea?

I am sitting enjoying a cup of tea with my friend Laurie Palau the most awesome decorator and home organizer.  She has great tips to begin to organize in this new year.   It works for me as she breaks them down into smaller manageable tasks.  This is exactly what goal setting and achievement is all about.  Here are some highlights from her blog.

We make grand resolutions for the new year, but in speaking with Laurie, she found these three to be the most common, and  they all resonate with me.

I don’t have to tell you how exciting it is to make resolutions, and we start with drive and gusto.  We are excited and determined to be successful, but by February we fall into old habits.  Laurie says, “Change takes time and in order to sustain it, we need to start slowly, recognizing that we have many obligations.”

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Laurie has identified 6 major sources of clutter that affect most of us.  She suggests a weekly focus, completing one tip per day.  To be honest, when broken down this way, it does seem more manageable and less overwhelming. I started with  the kitchen and followed her suggestions.  So immediately I recognized my own dilemma, I like multiples and realized that I had 7 wooden spoons cluttering the drawer…oh but why?  I am off to a good start, down to 3.  It is a great way to start the new year, less is more.  Check out her amazing blog with  week by week instructions on how to SimplyBOrganized and Declutter.  

I started, so there is hope for you.

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