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End of Summer Reality

End of Summer Reality

I was reminded lately of the quote that Ben Franklin said so long ago: “a place for everything and everything in its place.” Who knew that what was important in the 1700s is still so relevant today!

This idea of having a designated space for the things you need every day and if possible, for most things, is terrific for children, college students, and adults.

If the space is labeled or everyone in the home, dorm or apartment has communicated about the placement, it makes evenings and hectic mornings better for all.

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Stay in touch with the kids and adults and be sure to make eye contact for better retention of information. Make a routine of catching up on any details for school, work or life in general on Wednesdays or Thursdays to make sure your week is finished so all deadlines can be met. My daughter recently wrote a blog post for her job, which correlates to getting ready for back to school and fall life.

The end of summer can be full of mixed feelings as we approach Labor Day. I always associated the beginning of the carefree lifestyle with Memorial Day and the need to return to structure and more routines to be by Labor Day.

Let’s take a minute to say it’s been fun basking in the summertime and let’s look forward to what comes now.

  • Renewed energy and attitude to balance after vacation
  • Cooler weather
  • Going to sleep earlier – more shut eye
  • Eating dinners as the sun sets sooner
  • Return of fall sports i.e. football etc
  • Return to the new season of arts and new tv series
  • Holidays
  • Connections and new opportunities

Wishing you the best as you transition and embrace Ben’s words!

Didn’t you just do some spring cleaning?

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Didn’t you just do some spring cleaning?

Now you are allowed to dream, contemplate, search for serenity and breathe. Take a vacation or a staycation and just be. What do you want to do for enjoyment? Fish, bike, swim, dive, garden, BBQ, sail, hike, golf, read, take an art class, drive across the USA, be a tourist in your own town or just chill.

For many school is out, business schedules aren’t as hectic and it is ok to visit that summer feeling of sun and fun or cool and relaxed!  You have earned it and when the beginning of August arrives and it’s back to school and the structured rat race is near,  then you can revisit the organizing plan again.

It will be time to reassess clothes, kitchens, patios, garages and any piles that may have accumulated in cars from the carefree summer days just to name a few! You will be ready after recharging and punching out for awhile. Studies have shown that people who take a break and take a vacation are happier in life and perform better throughout the year.

When you step away from the hustle you are able to experience another perspective on what is really important and why you are driven to do what you do all year.

Face it you have already gone through half the year and you want to be in gear for the fall season, the new school year, new work contracts, new clients, associations, teams and whatever else will lead you into the end of 2017. Before you know it the Holidays will be upon us!

Ask yourself is my schedule controlling me or am I controlling my schedule?? Where did the first half of this year go? Now go ahead and take time to be off the grid today and in the coming weeks. Lets make a plan to catch up and do some organizing and streamlining towards the end of this summer.

Organizing for your health

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Organizing for your health

Your brain is an organ and a muscle that sucks up a huge amount of energy.

Our brains go through a natural cycle every 90 minutes according to the Organizational Dynamics publication, so pause and think relaxation. Go for a walk, talk to a friend, watch a funny YouTube clip or do 3 yoga poses.

Aren’t making decisions sometimes fatiguing?

What to wear?, What to cook?, Where to eat and How to schedule the week?

  • Simplify to ease the required energy:
  • Pick out outfits in advance instead of looking at individual pieces each day.
  • Aim for good enough and just eat out closer to home.
  • Make a few dishes on Sunday to have during the week.
  • Make some activities into habits like go to the gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
  • Pay bills on the 15th of the month and have dinner out on Saturday.
  • Limit options for shopping or travel by checking 2-3 search places that have been successful in the past and move on.

Professional Organization Services, Cleaning, Organize, Deep Clean Are you guilty of multitasking?

This is also a big challenge for your brain.

  • Focus on ONE activity at a time. If you need things done quickly set up 10-20 minutes for each one. You will get more done and conserve your energy.
  • Don’t scroll through your social feed while your partner tells you about his or her day.
  • Don’t talk on the phone while following a recipe or responding to a work email.

Have an energized and organized day!

Miami Cold Front

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Miami Cold Front

The first cold front just came through Miami recently and don’t laugh, it’s exhilarating for me because of the clear, clean feeling! Hearing, smelling, and breathing outside fresh air calms me down and I can sleep and breathe better. There is so much more clarity and vividness with cooler air.

Ready for Outdoor Time

While people in cooler climates are packing up their lawn furniture, closing their pools, and covering their BBQ’s we are ready for outdoor time. Bugs are gone; we need to check and prepare our plants, landscaping, outdoor furniture, fire pits, relaxing areas in our yards, patios, and balconies.

Humidity

Professional Organization Services, Cleaning, Organize, Deep Clean I recognize that humidity is good for our skin, joints, muscles and perhaps more, but it really makes the outside seem muddled and a bit foggy. We can’t even crack open our windows for months because of the extreme humidity and heat. We have a need for our air conditioners to be running as efficiently as possible with no air escaping or humidity coming in for us to remain comfortable for months.

I know you may think- stop complaining ! Many people welcome and love this heat constantly. I view this scenario as similar to the winter when much of life is inside for a few months. I remember growing up in the north east during winter with the heat on, the windows closed, and cars heated up before entering and bundling up for months until spring air allows the windows to be opened once again.

Enjoy this time of year

Yes there are summer activities that cool you off and there are amazing winter activities that thrive and thrill with cold air. My message is to just enjoy this time of year, be prepared wherever you are and be present so you can enjoy these seasonal moments .

Breathe deep Miami, get outside, open the windows and clear the air in your homes!

Marvelous and Cathartic Experience

Marvelous and Cathartic Experience

As a mother of two I am constantly throwing things out. The goody bags from parties, Halloween candy, the stuff kids get at Chucky Cheese, the prizes they win at holiday parties, or the three minute art projects that they completed in under a minute. It all goes to trash and doesn’t even enter their rooms. I don’t sweat the easy stuff. I have no problems throwing things out. Perhaps you are like me. You think you are pretty good and a spring clean once a year is enough. Well at least that’s what I thought before…
Virgina came to help me with my closet and the kids closet. At least that’s how it started. I thought it would be helpful to have an impartial party come and assist me in clearing out my closet. It ended with a place that I love coming home to.
Now everything in the house has a place. I know where everything is and I can find it under 30 seconds. It’s easily accessible and not hidden behind a pile of stuff. I got rid of massive boxes of stuff. I learned what it means when people say “less is more”. Now my children have their books organized in categories. My daughter was delighted each time Virgina came over because she knew that this would benefit her too. She could get to her games find her books/homework toys because everything has its place. My husband would always ask how much did you donate today (with a smile)? Eager to see the progress.
Virgina offers solutions to your organizational problems.
I no longer have books screwdrivers and nail clippers all over the house. Now they are all together in one place.
I can’t stress enough what a marvelous and cathartic experience my journey with Virgina has been. My medicine cabinet is amazing. When I need something I know what I have and I can find it fast. Even my canned goods are organized. Virgina works efficiently in assisting you to declutter without making you feel bad for the silly things that you really hold onto. She is sensitive to the clients needs and has a lot of patience. She is also a wonderful person, great to talk to. Working with Virgina methodically through the house didn’t feel like work it felt comfortable and easy.
If your moving, remodeling, making room for a new baby or just trying to find an empty drawer in your life I recommend you try Virgina.
She has inspired me to be more organized, to answer my texts in a timely manner and to have an email box with zero unread emails.
Enjoy your journey with Virgina.

Thank you for everything that you have done for me.

– Angelica

Tip of the Month!

Keep out what you are currently using in all categories food, toiletry supplies etc and store unopened back up separately to avoid opening multiples of the same thing.