Spring Closet Clear Out

It's that time of year again when it's time to turn over your closets. Bundle up all of your winter gear and  determine what needs to be laundered or sent out to the cleaners before being put away for storage until next year.

A fast way to motivate yourself to tackle this seasonal chore is to do a little advance planning. As you sort through clothes you'll be looking to discard anything that doesn't fit, is stained or out of fashion. Keep a running list of your family's wardrobe inventory and note down staples that need to be replaced in their spring/summer wardrobe. Keep the master list of sizes handy in your purse or in the car so that you can take advantage of sales to stock up on items before the selection is picked over later in the season. You'll save money in the long run by purchasing what you actually need instead of making impulse purchases for items you only thing you need. Happy shopping!

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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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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