The Connection between the Present Moment & being Organized

 

 

screenshot-www-canva-com-2017-02-06-01-23-45Being conscious about why you’re doing it and why it’s important to you is my focus at PRESENT MOMENT ORGANIZING….   Believing in the concept that it is easier to prioritize and take the right actions when connecting your actions to your goals and values.

Simply, the secret is all about being consciously aware of how “being organized” supports other things you value in your life.
I will help you to create a place that allows you to live your life in the manner you would like, so those all-important day-to-day  choices become easier to make.

 

 

screenshot-www-canva-com-2017-02-06-01-19-54It’s a conscious effort to be completely present and fully  aware of the current moment.

It’s a non-judgmental awareness of our thoughts, emotions    and situations, which allow us to appreciate the moment.  Being present in the moment opens our hearts and minds to  a sense of wonder and possibility – of what we want to  create, how we want to feel, or what we want to experience.  Mindfulness opens us up to the world unfolding right before us. Mindfulness provides a way to take a gentle and friendly look at ourselves without judgment – to make friends with ourselves.

Being in the PRESENT MOMENT helps us to think more clearly and make better decisions rather than dwelling on the past or future. Mindfulness helps us tune into our intuition and what will work best for us. It helps us understand what we truly want, how we want to feel in our spaces, and how they should look. It allows us to be mindful of this as we sort and decide what to keep and what to get rid of.

Try this exercise when deciding what to let go of: on a scale of 1 to 5, where does attachment to the item fall? If it falls under a 4, remove it!

The more mindful we are, the more likely we are to make good decisions about our possessions and the more freeing we will feel to let things go that are not enhancing our lives. Being mindful makes us notice when it’s time to put things back in their home rather than letting clutter overtake our lives. –

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WITH the Holidays just around the corner…..or anytime actually…

Fill your home with the aroma of French vanilla coffee…PLUS it makes for nice, simple decor.

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Always ENJOY The PRESENT moment!

A “RUSHED” People

A “RUSHED” People

Have you noticed this “rushed” I’m talking about today?

Do you notice it in yourself? In others?

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Stop! and reflect….

Here’s mine:

Yesterday I stopped at my local grocery store to grab a few of the norm’s ie; milk, soda (yes, soda…I love it!), eggs, and of course: bread.

The store was crowded with 5pm after work shoppers, either a quick stop before picking up kids from daycare or after school activities OR just for a few items (last minute ingredients for the night’s dinner)…just like me.

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Now, I’m not that fond of the whole grocery store routine.  In fact, my therapist has me break my shopping trips into 2 or 3 or to send my son in to grab a few things…reason?  To limit/reduce my anxiety episodes.  Grocery stores top my list.

Anyway,  back to my epiphany…..

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I noticed that we were like cars on a busy interstate. Passing each other, weaving around and through, close calls clipping the heels of a fellow shopper, stalling in our lane, going the wrong direction in our lane and well you get the  idea….all of such being done with NO REGARD to each other as people….sharing the same space (the store) with the same purpose.

It seemed to “SHOCK” them and they were SO appreciative that I would do such a selfless act…..

No one smiled, few said excuse me and others seemed to race to beat someone to the checkout line……

When it came my time to leave, having gathered my staples (no, not the kind you use in the office) I proceeded to the checkout lane.  I only had 5 items but used a regular lane, not express.  While waiting my turn I let 3 people go ahead of me because they had 1 or 2 items.  It seemed to “SHOCK” them and they were SO appreciative that I would do such a selfless act…..

Finally, my turn to place my yummies on the belt….the lady before me was finished and the cashier handed her her change and receipt clumped together (rush).  The woman was trying to hastily to separate the money from the receipt and get it into her wallet and purse…not just throw it in to lose it to the bottomless purse pit…as she looked up at me frazzled and apologetic saying, “I’m so sorry for taking so long, maam (maam? me? a maam? haha) and without thinking I replied with a smile: “It’s ok, take your time, I’m in no rush.

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I could see immediate relief and calmness come over her as she said:  “Thank you, everyone seems to usually be in such a dang hurry”.

I felt like I allowed her a mini, I mean, MINI vacation. Could you imagine the effect this would have on the universal spin of things if we had an “I’m in NO RUSH” epidemic????

So, hey, give it a try, will you?  The next time you’re out, affect someone’s RUSH!  and maybe throw in a HELLO and/OR a SMILE.

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Thank you for slowing your RUSH of daily doings to take the time to read my NOTE.

I love writing!  

………….and I love YOU TOO!  (That needs to be said more too! Should never be TOO RUSHED to say “I LOVE YOU”)

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JB

100% “FROM” vs. 100% “WITH”

Present moment organizing 100 percent ingredients

Careful when reading your Food Ingredients.

Ingredients/package reads:

Made 100% ‘FROM’…… or  Made 100% ‘WITH’

2 little words.

So almost close to meaning the same things when you are reading your food packages and it’s  ingredients….but in actuality, they are quite different.

Stop and think. When was the last time you can remember while food shopping that you looked for this label, read it, gave it importance, or cared at all:???

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How to Remove Crayon Stains From Walls

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Blow Dryer and Dish soap.

 

 

One of the surefire ways to remove crayon from walls is to use a blow dryer and regular mild dish soap. Turn on the blow dryer and blow hot air on the crayon marks. The wax will heat up and begin to melt, making it easier to wipe away.

What tips or tricks do you use to remove crayon marks from your walls????
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T4T: Cleaning Products you have in your Pantry

 

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You already know that vinegar and baking soda have numerous household uses, but what about the rest of your pantry?

Your cabinets are probably stocked with products that can help you get your home clean and sparkling, and you may not even know it.

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To get your home in tip-top condition, just turn to your kitchen cabinets and you’ll find many of the ingredients you need for your next major cleaning endeavor. Here are 11 that will probably come in handy…

Clean Copper with Ketchup

If you’ve got brass or copper details or items in your home (even jewelry) you can buff away tarnish and get them shiny and good as new with the help of some ketchup. For smaller items, you can cover them in ketchup in a dish, and for larger items, use a toothbrush to apply, then rinse.

Take On Hard-to-Clean Glassware with Rice

If you’ve ever tried to clean out a narrow vase or glass, you know how much of a challenge it can be. But a little uncooked rice can actually go a long way, especially when combined with water, vinegar and dish soap—swirl it around in the glassware you need to clean, and according to Real Simple, it’ll get the hard to reach spots for you.

Take Out Grease Spots with Corn Starch

Next time you find yourself dealing with a grease stain—even if it’s an older stain that you think there’s no hope for—try covering it in a coat of corn starch and letting it sit for at least an hour before you wipe it off with a damp sponge. According to Esquire, it can take out even the tough stains.

Get Out Grass Stains with Sugar

You bake with it, you put it in your coffee, and you… can use it to do your laundry? It may seem surprising, but sugar can help cut grass stains. According to a video from HouseholdHacker (via LifeHacker) sugar contains enzymes that can break down the chlorophyll in grass stains. Make a paste out of sugar and water and let it sit on the stain for 30 minutes before washing.

Remove Rust Spots with Tea

If rust is taking over, there’s an easy way to take it on: just brew some black tea. Soaking rusty items (like gardening tools in this example from WikiHow) in black tea for a few hours will loosen up any rust, so you can wipe them clean much easier—just make sure everything is totally dry before you put it away.

Combat Bad Smells with Coffee

Even if you don’t drink coffee every day, you probably have some stored away in your pantry. Good news: If your home has some weird odors going on, you can use that coffee to your advantage. Heat a cup of freshly ground coffee beans and then set them in rooms that smell less than their best—the coffee will soak up all the odors.

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Polish Wood Furniture with Olive Oil

Sure, you can buy furniture polish at the store, but if you want something a little more homemade, you can DIY it with olive oil (and vinegar or lemon juice, depending on whether you want a deep clean or a regular clean) according to WikiHow. Use a polishing cloth to get the job done, and let it air dry when you’re finished.

Clean Cast Iron Pans with Salt

If you’ve ever wondered how to clean a cast iron pan without ruining the seasoning, you’re in luck—all you need is some coarse salt, which is probably in one of your cabinets right now, and a paper towel. Food52 shows you exactly how it’s done in this video, but it’s a quick and simple scrub (and rinse, if you feel the need to).

Unstick Gum with Peanut Butter

Few things are more annoying than stepping in gum in your favorite shoes, but the peanut butter you always keep stocked in your kitchen can help. According to Do It Yourself, you should coat the gum in peanut butter and let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes, then scrape it off (with not against the grooves of your shoe) with a wire brush, and rinse.

Polish and Clean Leather with Milk

Okay, so technically this isn’t a pantry item, but more than likely you have it on hand in your kitchen, right? If you’ve found yourself dealing with a stain on your favorite leather jacket, bag or furniture, a little milk can go a long way according to eHow. Simply dip a cleaning rag in milk until it’s damp and dab the affected area, then rub in circular motions. Wipe off the milk with water when you’re finished.

Remove Kitchen Grease with Vegetable Oil

It may seem totally counterintuitive to clean grease with… well, grease, but vegetable oil can help loosen up sticky grease spots in the kitchen. Rub grease-splattered areas with vegetable oil and a paper towel, then follow up with either a vinegar or baking soda treatment to get it extra clean.

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 Organizing Personality Style Type

What is an “Organizing Personality Style?”

Is there a “Type?”  Do you have one?

 

YOU CAN GET ORGANIZED ONCE AND FOR ALL!. 

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What you need to know is your own organizing personality style, then organize according to your preferences.

There are 6 Organizing Styles! What are yours? To Find Out Visit Personality Style Types

Please comment your style results and if you agree with that result. Why? Why not?

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