Tackle it Now Day is Happening Soon

Are you prepared for Sunday, November 1, 2009? We'll set our clocks an hour back, check our smoke detectors and change the batteries in our flashlights but there is so much more that we can do to ensure the ongoing safety of our families. The road to organization is paved with good intentions. Don't procrastinate; make the action items listed here your top priority to accomplish right away. Check back here each day this week for more tips.

Clean the Dryer Vent

Prevent a fire hazard by clearing out the dryer vent after each and every load. Use a long brush to capture lint trapped beyond your reach. Twice a year, check the outdoor dryer vent, remove debris and ensure that birds aren't building a nest. I've learned that duct cleaning companies often offer to clean the dryer vent. When having your dryer serviced request that lint inside the machine that is clinging to the outside of the drum also be removed.

Tackle it Now Day

Tackle it Now Day


Do you feel overwhelmed by obligations and priorities that never seem to end?

Are you bogged down by clutter and piles of paper?

Don't worry, everyone occasionally needs a push in the right direction.

Semi-annually, on the Sunday designated for the change to Daylight Savings Time, Havoc to Harmony will provide simple shortcuts to inspire you to tackle whatever action items that you've been procrastinating about.

Listen to the message that was featured on Wave 94.7 FM.


Sign up for our email newsletter:

Tackle it Now Tip

Hints for Handling Your Gift List

How do you handle your holiday wish lists? Sometimes the simplest hints are the best. For years I have been using the same easy to implement method.

  • I purchase the tiniest address book I can find and assign one page for each person on my guest list.
  • I record their sizes, colour and style preferences.
  • I include family members, friends, hairdresser and all service providers.
  • I keep the list inside my wallet so it can quickly and easily be updated.
  • Information for stocking gifts is also recorded.
  • I can frequently review what I have purchased to keep my budget on track.
  • As I wrap gifts I check them off!
  • If certain gifts need to be hidden I record where they were put.
  • I also list ideas and purchases of hostess gifts to keep on hand.

There are many benefits to this system. It is lightweight and portable, but most importantly since I keep the lists year after year, it helps me to prevent repeating gift ideas. Who wants to get a sweater or tie year after year?


Read more..