THE 12 MINUTE GAME

25 01 2011

OuttaSpace Newsletter        ISSUE 35

Make a list of tasks you can complete in 12 minutes or less.

Examples are: Pay bills, go through mail, review catalogs you do not intend ordering anything from,

collect trash around the office, car or home, throw away expired food from your office or home fridge.

Write them on a post it note and place them in a bowl. Next time you have 12 minutes, pick one and complete it.

TIP OF THE WEEK

Have a time table. Spend your time wisely, Make a time schedule and follow it. You will see the healthy effect on your part. I know you can do it.

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CREATE YOUR ENERGY BUILDER

14 01 2011

OuttaSpace Newsletter ~ ISSUE 34

We often put off our projects, professional or personal- because we don’t have the motivation or time.  Even simple projects drain your energy if left incomplete.  A messy drawer or an unreturned phone call is enough to irritate you.
Make a list of energy drainers and choose at least one to mend, throw away, donate or organize this week.  You will be astounded how good you feel by removing these energy drainers one by one from your life!

TIP OF THE WEEK…

You are focused on the urgent and reacting. Stop. Evaluate. Do one important item before the urgent. Remember, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results.

FIND WHAT YOU NEED TO GET ORGANIZED

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ORGANIZING YOUR HOLIDAY DINNERS

27 12 2010

ISSUE 33

Now it is Christmas day, Hanukkah, Kwanza or New Years Eve.
Your holiday dinner is a great time for friends and family. It is a time we celebrate what we have in our lives. Thus it is a great time, it can also be very frustrating. Getting prepared can be hectic, but there are ways to avoid it. You can also save money in the process. That will make your winter holiday relaxing, memorable and you will not stress about money.

  • Plan Your event ahead of time.
  • Complete your guests list.
  • Have a budget for your Holiday party (Decorations, food, drinks, etc.)
  • Use coupons
  • Complete your Menu.
  • Make a list of all the ingredients to every dish.
  • Give yourself a day or two to devote to cleaning, decorating and preparations for your guests.
  • Save money and look fabulous by using your dishes instead of purchasing dispensable ware.

Remember, Dinner is not the only thing your guests will notice!
Enjoy your Holidays and have a very Happy New Year!

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STORE YOUR DECOR

16 12 2010

OuttaSpace Newsletter ~ ISSUE 32

Designate color-coded bins for each holiday. Red with a green lid can be for Christmas items, white with blue lids can be for Hanukkah, red with red lids can be for Valentine’s Day, green with a green lid can be for St. Patrick’s Day and orange can be for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Make sure bins are labeled on three sides. Include items such as platters, placemats etc. This makes it so seasonal items are not stored in your kitchen or office drawers all year.

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RECLAIM MY SPACE: A journey to clarity #2

25 10 2010

A Written Journey from one of OuttaSpace Clients:  Entry #2

In my second visit with Cristina Maria we tackled space maximization issues.  I took my first trip to Ikea and on a very strict budget and purchased many strategic items that completely TRANSFORMED the look and most important THE FEEL of my home. I could really feel the energy start to shift. Cristina helped me realize that I needed to separate my work area from my relax area and she suggested we do this by diving the living room from my office area using my shelves as “walls” or “dividers”, ingenious yet simple – it ended up looking AMAZING and really creating that separation that now allows me to be more focused and productive while I work, and then shut off completely when I’m done for the day and relaxing. Thank you Cristina for helping me make my apartment a HOME and my SANCTUARY! Stay tuned for the next visit – I’ll be reporting directly from Ikea!

Osmara Vindel
The Solopreneur Strategist
http://www.osmaravindel.com

Here are the photos of the second consultation after making her first trip to Ikea.

Stay Tuned for the next Journey Entry #3

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Brides Get Organized For Planning Your Wedding-5 Important Tips

11 06 2010

From experience, I can say planning our Wedding Day in Rome, Italy was a task of its own.  We did not have to deal with the typical matters that take place in a process of planning a wedding.  Yet the legality matters was our main priority.  That said, it was all executed flawlessly by maintaining my Book planner and constant follow up with our wedding planner oversees.

I would like to share this with my Brides-To-be this article I found on the web.  I hope it can be useful…
Please feel free to post any questions and I am happy to answer them.

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Getting married is such an exciting and fun time in your life. The planning starts almost immediately after announcing your engagement and can begin a stressful time. If you set your mind to being organized right from the start, it will make planning your wedding much easier than you think. Below are some tips to help you get started.  Check out the article with some great tips.

http://www.streetdirectory.com/etoday/brides-get-organized-for-planning-your-wedding5-important-tips-weplej.html





The 10 Habits of Highly Organized People ~ Great Article from Oprah.com

11 03 2010
You know those folks who seem to have it all together? They’re not perfectionists (far from it). Instead, experts say, they follow a few simple rules.

bargains 1. Walk away from bargains
Just because you can buy a cashmere sweater for $20 or three bottles of ketchup for the price of one doesn’t mean you should. “Ask, ‘Do I have something similar?’ and ‘Where am I going to store it?’ before making a purchase,” advises New York City professional organizer Julie Morgenstern, author of Shed Your Stuff, Change Your Life.

cookies 2. Make peace with imperfection
Efficient people give “A-level effort” to the most important projects (say, work assignments or a kitchen redesign), and for the rest they do just enough to get the job done, says Renae Reinardy, PsyD, a psychologist who specializes in hoarding disorders. Maybe you give yourself permission to bring store-bought cookies to a school bake sale or donate a bag of stuff—unsorted!—to Goodwill. “Trying to do every task perfectly is the easiest way to get bogged down,” says Reinardy.

labels 3. Never label anything “miscellaneous”
You put a bunch of things into a file or box and write this catchall across the front. “But within a week you’ve forgotten what’s in there,” says Morgenstern. Instead, sort items into specific groups—”electric bills,” “lightbulbs,” and so on.

schedule 4. Schedule regular decluttering sessions
Rather than wait until an industrious mood strikes (we all know where that leads), have a decluttering routine in place—whether it’s spending 15 minutes sorting mail after work or tackling a new project every Sunday afternoon.

phones 5. Stick with what works
“I have clients who will try every line of makeup, every cell phone—it’s exhausting,” says Dorothy Breininger, president of the Delphi Center for Organization. Don’t waste time (and money) obsessively seeking out the best thing.
foyer 6. Create a dump zone
Find a space to corral all the stuff that you don’t have time to put away the moment you step in the door, says Breininger. Once you’re ready to get organized, you won’t have to hunt all over the house for the dry cleaning or your child’s field trip permission slip.

sos 7. Ask for help
“The organized person is willing to expose herself to short-term embarrassment and call for backup,” says Breininger. Which is to say, that elaborate four-course dinner you planned? Change it to a potluck.

drawer 8. Separate emotions from possessions
It’s healthy to be attached to certain items—a vase you picked up in Paris, your grandmother’s pearls. But holey concert tees or cheap, scuffed earrings your husband gave you years ago? Just let them go.

kitchen drawer 9. Foresee (and avoid) problems

You wouldn’t leave the house on a gray day without an umbrella, right? People who appear to sail through life unruffled apply this thinking to                                  every scenario, says Breininger. Have a cabinet packed with leaning towers of Tupperware? Organized folks will take a few minutes to short-circuit   an avalanche before it happens. (In  other                                                                                                                                                             words, rearranging that cupboard now is easier than chasing after wayward lids as they scatter  underneath the fridge.)

clothing bank 10. Know where to donate
It’s easier to part with belongings if they’re going to a good home. Identify a neighbor’s son who fits into your child’s outgrown clothes, or choose a favorite charity. “It will save you from searching for the perfect recipient every time you need to unload something,” says Morgenstern.

http://www.oprah.com/home/The-10-Habits-of-Highly-Organized-People_1/2

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