Your family just embarked on a massive project for your home, and you can not wait to see the final result! But in the meantime, you have to stare at a deconstructed room, piles of moving boxes, and all the ‘stuff’ that got misplaced during the transformation.
Anxiety settles in, and you wish that you could snap your fingers and make the mess go away. Well, there’s no way to magically make those boxes disappear or finish the project overnight. So, how can you deal with the new mess that moved in?
Many people feel overwhelmed with the construction process—not to mention all of the design inspirations looming in the background. But with a little dedication, you can enjoy a house that’s liveable...despite the chaos!
It’s no secret that some of the world’s most successful people are opposed to New Year’s resolutions. They seem pretty harmless, so what’s the problem?
Well, behind those seemingly simple resolutions, there’s a whole lot of psychological work that goes into why we continue to choose the same resolutions year after year. And it also explains why we’re still no closer to achieving them than we were the year before.
The mind is a powerful thing. When we make a resolution, it’s not necessarily for something we want, it’s more likely that it’s something we think we should want. There’s a huge difference!
2018 was a very busy year for Life Simplified. After working with a few recently widowed families, I started to think… what if something happened to my husband or me? Would important documents be easily found? Would we both have access to the other person’s devices?
Not including the medical and financial details, my husband and I sat down and had the ‘what if’ talk.
No more resolutions!
Long gone are the days where you could write down your most precious secrets in a
journal or diary, stash them under your mattress, and cross your fingers hoping that no
one would ever find your hidden treasure!
Now, everything from your social security number to your mother’s maiden name can be
found online. And as cyber thieves and hackers hone in on their skills, it’s more
important than ever that you get defensive with your online security.
Money can’t buy you happiness...unless it’s a comfortable mattress, that’s a totally
different story! Although we live in a ‘hustler’ culture that tells us to go, go, and go,
science proves that limited sleep isn’t the key to success. It’s actually detrimental to our
physical and mental health.
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), nearly one-third of
American adults aren’t getting enough of sleep! That’s a lot of exhausted bodies.
Clutter here, clutter there, clutter absolutely everywhere. When you’re going through
clothes that you’re ready to donate, it’s pretty easy to pick-through those items that look
like they haven’t been touched this century.
When it’s time to clean out the junk drawer, you might be more than willing to ditch that
tangled horde of cords that seem to have no place in your home.
It’s Monday morning, the alarm rings, and you peel one eye open to see a pile of clutter at the edge of the room.
Your purse is spewed open with junk & knick-knacks, you have no idea what you’re going to wear to work, and the thermostat reads a frosty temperature that makes you want to bury yourself under the covers. Oh, it’s just another manic Monday.
Does this sound familiar?
I went away for a quick 3-day vacation with my husband. This trip taught me a valuable lesson, not be so rigid and stuck to a schedule. Let me rewind a moment, my idea for my big decade change birthday was to enjoy Nashville with my husband, just the two of us.
I posted this last year, these tips are so important I wanted to post it again.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing up, and going trick or treating with the kids. I also love decorating the home with cobwebs, spiders and tombstones! Halloween is awesome, but going out after dark with little ones can be a stressful experience, so here are seven tips to keep the kids safe while out and about
Annie Kilbride is the CEO of Life Simplified, LLC a professional organizing business. Visit www.lifesimplifiedpo.com for more information.