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NAPO in The Schools

I am SO excited to be a trained provider for NAPO in the Schools. http://www.napo.net/public/napo_in_the_schools.asp.

NAPO in the Schools is a community outreach program that brings professional organizers into the schools. In a totally interactive classroom presentation, professional organizers teach students the benefits of being organized and basic organizing principles.

Currently this is a program designed for grades 2-5. I believe that reaching children at this young age and teaching them the benefits of being organized will benefit them throughout not only their schooling but the rest of their lives.

When I saw this program last year, I thought to myself - this is EXACTLY what you have been looking for. I taught 3rd Grade Faith Formation for three years at our church and I really miss it. Now I get to teach the benefits of being organized and how to organize to children. If the children are excited about being organized, take that excitement and knowledge home to their siblings and…

An Elderly Indiana Farmer's Best Advice

My mom recently gave me some magazines and books that I had given my grandma - she passed away last May. I was thumbing through her Old Farmer's Almanac in which she made meticulous notes and dog eared many pages. I came upon this article and it made me smile. Evidently my grandma enjoyed the article as well - she has x's next to 1-5 and dashes next to 6-10. I wish I knew what that meant.........

An Elderly Indiana Farmer's Best Advice

1. Don't corner somethin' that you know is meaner'n you.
2. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.
3. Most of the stuff that people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway.
4. Timin' has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
5. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
6. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
7. Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.
8. Always drink upstream from the herd.
9. The biggest troublemaker you'll probabl…

A Lesson in Life............

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5 Lessons the Teacher Can't Give Your Kids

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The ABC's of Planning a Family Reunion

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OptimaLife Coaching

Last week, I met with Paul Rarick of OptimaLife Coaching. Paul is a Certified WaveMaker Coach and an Attraction and Resonance Coach. I encourage you to visit his website at www.OptimaLifeCoach.com – it explains what he does so much better than I ever could.

In the hour I spent with Paul, he immediately found what I needed in my life and some obstacles that were in my way as well as how to remove them. Very impressive. Paul has a simple process to shift any area of your life - Get Clear, Get Aligned, Get Out of the Way. I believe that he will be a very powerful asset to my clients to get clear on their intentions, get aligned and get any negative energy out of the way – so they can get to the good.

If you visit my website you will find that with my Ultimate Organization Package, 3 hours of Paul’s coaching is included. Combined with my organizing skills and my ability to pass those skills on to my clients, I believe that Paul’s coaching will transform your life.

Uncluttered freezing techniques

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Cuteoverload.com

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This has absolutely nothing to do with organizing, but I check this website nearly every day and it put's a smile on my face. Enjoy!

http://www.cuteoverload.com/

HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST

Kathy Jenkins, Come To Order & Organized A to Z.com
Some information provided by: http://www.freddiemac.com

In most cases your home is the single largest investment you have. Therefore it is very important to implement a regular inspection program to help prevent major repairs and to protect your home’s value.

But where to begin? That is where most of us get stuck. Below is a sample checklist for you to use to get started. Get in the habit of scheduling time on your calendar to take care of these items at the change of the seasons. The more organized proactive work you do now means the less costly and stressful reactive problems to deal with later.

Spring/Summer Maintenance:
ü Clean gutters and downspouts
ü Inspect roof
ü Check foundation, driveway, sidewalks, walkways for cracks and repair as necessary
ü Inspect exterior for peeling paint, dry-rotted caulk – repaint and caulk
ü Inspect attic, roof, and eaves for water damage, as well as for proper ventilation, ope…

HOME MAINTENANCE CHECKLIST