I recently engaged the services of Cyndi Papia of Office to Go to redesign my Organized at Heart website. In addition to the beautiful new header and sidebar features, she added much-needed security updates. My site is now responsive across all platforms. In layperson’s terms, this means that my site looks good on your phone, tablet or computer.
Frankly, I was dreading this process. I spent hours creating my site several years ago, but in the world of technology, even six months is a long time. I went in to this update assuming it would take much longer than it did. We finished within the week!
My organizing video slideshows are now viewable on YouTube. You can access the video slideshow by clicking on the Video Slideshow Tab.
The Gallery is also new.
I hope you’ll take a few minutes to look around and share your thoughts.
On the subject of organizing, here are a few of my favorite quotes:
A simple life is not seeing how little we can get by with—that’s poverty—but how efficiently we can put first things first. . . . When you’re clear about your purpose and your priorities, you can painlessly discard whatever does not support these, whether it’s clutter in your cabinets or commitments on your calendar. ― Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul for Lifelong Beauty
Organization isn’t about perfection; it’s about efficiency, reducing stress and clutter, saving time and money and improving your overall quality of life.”― Christina Scalise, Organize Your Life and More
For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. ― Benjamin Franklin
Organizing Tip of the Day
If you’re having a difficult time getting started on a task, set a timer for 15 minutes. This is especially useful for mundane projects, like folding laundry or putting away the dishes. Now, race the clock. You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish in this short window of time.
This is also useful when tackling larger projects that can leave you feeling overwhelmed. If you’re planning a home remodel, break down the steps into categories: phone calls, emails, visit websites, shop in town, etc. Then set your timer for 15 minutes and tackle one of the categories. How many calls can you make in 15 minutes? How many emails can you send, and so on. This helps you direct your focus to a specific task so that you don’t become overwhelmed.
Give it a try and please let me know how it worked for you.