Post Vacation Organizing

My family has recently returned from a vacation in Florida. Naturally there were piles of laundry to deal with, but once that is out of the way it's worth taking some time to organize the unpacking process. Begin by examining the expiry dates on medication, cosmetics and sunscreen. These items should be cycled back into use unless you plan to travel again before they expire.

I use a travel checklist to pack before a trip. When I return, I make notes about what products or wardrobe pieces I need to stock up on before the next trip, while the details are still fresh in my mind. I also record which outfits and accessories worked especially well together for various climates. The most important item to pack if you plan to sight see is comfortable footwear. Comfy slip on shoes are so much more convenient when removing shoes going through airport security.

Finally, I note down any travel tips to remember for the next trip. My best tip from this trip is the can of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscrenn I picked up. I hate the feel of most sunscreen lotions, but this was light and refreshing and non-greasy.

Be organized for happy travelling this summer!

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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.

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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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