Managing time is easier than you think, that’s why I like to share my organizing and time management tips. Managing time is the best way to save time to be able to be generous with it. Time management is like space organizing, you only have so many waking hours and only so much space. Why fill either with clutter? Always begin by looking at where you can cut out wasted time doing things that you:
- PURGE – Don’t need to do.
- PURGE – Don’t want to do.
- PORTION, STREAMLINE – Don’t need to spend as much time doing.
- PORTION, RE-PRIORITIZE – Don’t need to do as frequently.
- POSTPONE – Don’t need to do immediately.
- PASS IT ON, DELEGATE – Don’t need to do yourself.
Time management tip:
Today’s time management tip is to: Skip wearing makeup for at least 1 day. How much time can you save? In this article: How long does it take women to put on makeup? you can see that many women spend 45-60 minutes a day, or 315-420 minutes a week. That’s 5.25-7 hours a week! What if you skipped just 1 day a week, what would you do instead of spending 45-60 minutes that day? The possibilities are endless. I encourage you to try this tip and start managing time with care and intention.
Managing time | Strategies
Managing time may means changing behavior and forming new habits. It is easier if you start with 1 easy to achieve change at a time so that you can practice it until it becomes more natural. Ask yourself if it is important to you and focus on why it is a priority. We are often motivated to make changes when there is a reward involved. Maybe your reward is feeling less stressed. I hope that another reward is to find more ways to be generous with self care, personal development, and your relationships with family and friends. Happy organizing!
April 26, 2011How many times do you find that you move just one piece of paper before you act on it? Do you leave it unopened? Open it then glance at it? Read it and then mark it as unread? Move it to a pile of other items or file it in “to be done”? This pattern ... Read more
April 23, 2011There are obvious benefits of organizing…less stuff means less dust collected which means improved breathing conditions. Putting things in their place means less piles, increased safety conditions, and less time wasted looking for things. The list of benefits is almost endless but here are some of my favorites: 1. Identifying things for donations enables individuals and ... Read more
April 21, 2011Spring cleaning…closet organizing…wardrobe makeover. Organizing is a process, you don’t do it once and it’s done, right? I love to help people shop in their own closets, mix and match what they already own, and update their wardrobe with new pieces or accessories. You don’t need to get rid of everything. Start by taking EVERYTHING ... Read more
April 18, 2011A majority of my clients tend to keep a LOT of bags and boxes. This is not just an issue of quantity, it also includes the variety of sizes and types of both. I suggest beginning with the basic question of: : “How much is too much?” The reasons that people keep the bags and ... Read more
April 14, 2011You will be less stressed if you are able to find things easily in your closets. That means, using a system that works for you and your lifestyle. Some people like to group their clothing by color. Other ways to organize would be according to type of function: casual, work & professional, dressy & formal ... Read more
April 12, 2011Outside In Organizer Professional Organizing and Makeover offers wardrobe makeovers. When organizing your closet it is a perfect opportunity to sort out things that could still be worn, but updated through alterations, accessorizing, and pairing different items together. It’s like shopping in your own closet! Read more
April 11, 2011STEP ONE: Use coupons as often as possible. They are great for more than just groceries and household supplies. You can use them to save money for going out to eat, admission to cultural events and entertainment, the car wash, and more. COMMIT TO THE FOLLOWING: I will not pay full price for anything for ... Read more
March 22, 2011What better way to approach spring cleaning than to begin organizing? Here are some basic steps: 1. Schedule a specific date and block of time to do organize each week for the next 4 weeks. 2. Begin with the area that is YOUR priority and start the sorting process: discard, recycle, donate, sell, or keep. 3. Remove items ... Read more
February 24, 2011Look around at your living and work environment. Something bugging you about it? Too many items on your bathroom counter top? Drawers crammed with so much that you don’t know what you have or need? TIP: Utilize the inside your your medicine cabinet door. Find a couple of useful magnetic holders for cotton swabs, makeup ... Read more
February 23, 2011Organizing is like cooking in several ways! First, you begin by decluttering (why organize things that you need to get rid of?). It’s easier to create something wonderful, nutritious and beautifully presented if you start with a clean kitchen. Next, you need a plan (like a recipe). Make sure that you check to see if ... Read more