Monthly Archives: DECEMBER 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
NATIONAL "GET ORGANIZED" MONTH
National GET-ORGANIZED month
Plan now to use January to get yourself organized and off on the right foot for 2012! What better month to focus on organizing than January? You've just cluttered the home with wonderful Holiday celebrations and have to figure out what to do with it all; it's the end of the year and you have to plan for that dreaded April 15th date that approaches almost as fast as Christmas does; you're ready to make a resolution that will be kept for once.
So, get in the organizing frame of mind now. Make a plan today to seek out the encouragement you need to de-clutter your home during the winter months. No matter where you live, you should be able to locate a Professional Organizer through NAPO (National Assoc. of Prof. Organizers) at http://www.napo.net/
Just select Find an Organizer and type in your info. NAPO gives ...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
As I look ahead to Christmas I know that many of you, like me, will fight off the overwhelming sense of stress. What is so stressful about this time? It's the disorganized tangle of lights, ornaments, wrapping paper and décor as well as the overloaded lists of food preparation, appointments, invitations and shopping. If you are naturally disorganized, this scene is capable of sending you into the "post Christmas crash”. So, let me encourage you to change how you handle the hours leading up to the presents so you'll be able to handle the hours after the presents.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
TAX BENEFITS OF HOME BUSINESSES
Tax benefits of a home-based business
If you need to find more deductions for your taxes this year, a home based business may be your answer. Ask your accountant how your liability would be positively affected by having a home-based business.
I've added 2 businesses under the umbrella of Officially Organized. Both help with the struggles of organizing in homes and offices. Both provide me with additional tax benefits as businesses I run from home.
Feel free to ask me about SendOutCards and Clever Container!
Call me today if you want more info on being an Entrepeneur with an At-Home business
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Purge Those Decorations!
Decorate then donate
Do you hate throwing away the broken gingerbread house from your son's kindergarten class?
Does the thought of dragging out those boxes of decor cause your heart to race?
This year let's donate!
After you've decorated, don't put those half full boxes back in the attic; donate the leftover items. If it is a struggle to let go, try taking a picture of it. Or the child who created the now broken gingerbread house if THEY want it. If not, then feel free to recycle it.
Now that you have reduced the amount of decorations, get ready to put everything away in an organized way. Buy clear tubs with RED/GREEN lids. Get a couple with dividers for ornaments. Now you ...
Thursday, December 1, 2011
WINTER TIPS FOR THE OFFICE
WINTER TIPS FOR THE OFFICE
1. Holiday Scents and Flavors – just like your home, your office can promote more favorable image during the winter months. All you need is a wonderful scent to greet your clients. Try using the Russian Tea idea from the "Home Tips”. If you don't have a kitchen, bring a crock pot to keep the tea hot. Also, have a nice plate of cookies out for clients as they walk in. A candy dish filled with red/green wrapped candy is a great welcome also.
2. Change of music - Remember to change to festive music for the holidays. Data suggests that employees work more effectively, stay calmer and happier when they hear background music that brings back childhood memories of Holiday celebrations.
3. New Year plans - Everyone needs help re-focusing when they return to work after the Holidays. Pass out new calendars ...