Tackle it Now Tip

Tackle it Now Day is happening soon. Are you prepared for Sunday, November 1, 2009? 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.

Makeup Makeover

Today we'll tackle the makeup bag. When was the last time you weeded through your makeup collection to toss out dried out  powder or foundation that has separated? Ask your cosmetician for the shelf life of your favourite products. Toss out any colour palettes that you no longer wear. Products like mascara and liquid eyeliner generally have the shortest shelf life of about 3 months. Label these products when you open them so you'll know when to replace them. Clean cosmetic brushes and sponges regularly using a mild shampoo to cut through the oil. Also sanitize manicure tools and tweezers to prevent bacteria buildup.

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.


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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?

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