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February Fling: Wednesday Wrap UP #1

February Fling: Wednesday Wrap UP #1

Every day in February on my Facebook page (visit it here) we are doing the February Fling. Getting rid of things and habits that are no longer serving our lives.  Here is a wrap-up of what we've flung so far!  Please join us!

 

Day 1.  Books - Go to the nearest bookshelf and pick at least 3 books that you will never read again. Destination - Donate the books to your local library or a charity.

 

Get Organized: Join the February Fling

Get Organized: Join the February Fling

Over on my Facebook page during the month of February we are having a February Fling! Each day we will purge, delete and FLING all sorts of things from our homes, offices and lives.

 

So get yourself a bag or box to put your items for donation in and gather some trash bags and let's start flinging!

 

Join us at www.facebook.com/goodlifeorganizing .

 

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Get Organized: Make a List

Get Organized: Make a List

Every since I was a little girl I have been in love with writing lists. My mother and grandmother were great list makers with columns of words sprinkled around the piece of paper. Today I still love a handwritten list as my ever present notebook of list proves.

However, my list writing days may be soon be over. Now there is a great online resource for printable lists of every kind imaginable - ListPlanIt.com. The categories of lists available on ListPlanIt.com range from family matters to financial planning to time management to fun.

 

Good Life Organizing to Offer Free Workshop

Good Life Organizing to Offer Free Workshop

January is Get Organized month and Andi Willis, professional organizer and owner of Good Life Organizing is offering a free workshop to celebrate.

Getting Organized in the New Year Workshop

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Welcoming 2013: Making the Most of the New Year

Today is my first day in the office for 2013. I intentionally took time off over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to step back from work, enjoy my family and clear my head. Now I’m back and ready to hit the ground running! How about you?

 

In the past I’ve never been much of a believer in writing down my goals or making them for that matter. It all seemed a little woo-woo and out there. However in 2012 I worked with a wonderful organizer and business coach Paris Love (www.parisloveinstitute.com) who convinced me of the importance of setting goals.

Meet Me at the Mistletoe Market

Meet Me at the Mistletoe Market

I feel a little bit like an elf this week as I am scurrying around finishing preparations for my booth at this weekend’s Mistletoe Market. To me it is the beginning of the holiday season here in Middle Georgia and I loved seeing all the great products everyone was selling, visiting with friends and making new ones!

For those of you who don’t live in Middle Georgia, Mistletoe Market is a Christmas marketplace sponsored by the Balvaunuca Club. The club donates their proceeds from the sale to worthy community organizations. In 2011 they gave away $40,000! This year it is being held in its new location in the Miller-Murphy-Howard building at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry on November 16-18.

Book Organization: Murder in the Bedroom

Book Organization: Murder in the Bedroom

Recently I was listening to a National Association of Professional Organizers’ conference presentation by Debbie Bowie about using feng shui in the organizing process.  Whether you believe in the validity of this ancient Eastern practice or not, there are definitely some good ideas that came from this talk.  One of the things Debbie spoke about was items in your home having static energy, meaning they don't add anything good to the life of your home or to your life in general.  One group of the items she discussed as a static force in the home was books. Now books tend to be one of my vices.  I like to collect them and I love to go to used book sales but currently I am trying to cut back on the actual physical books that are in my house. As a result I have taken to reading a lot of books on my iPad.