Declutter Start-Up Tips

Living Clutter Free (2)
I cannot understate the benefits of a decluttered home or work space. I assure you, once you start your organized life, you will understand why I am such a big advocate of it. You have less to clean, less stress, more space and more energy for your passions or the people you love. But to start is a big challenge for many. So where in the world should you begin?
January is a great time to start a de-cluttering project. It might feel overwhelming at the start but I promise you, it’s not as painful as it seems to be. Here are some tips to help you get started.

1.    You don’t have to do it all in a day.

If you think you can organize all your closets and all rooms in a day, no wonder you are getting anxiety attacks! You will just end up quitting the project even before you’ve begun. Start small. Just go room by room or space by space.

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Finding the Perfect Planner

I respect digital apps that make our lives easier. I have a calendar and tasklist app on my mobile phone that I just can’t live without. But I also keep an old fashioned planner – you know the kind that’s made of paper and needs an actual pen! 🙂

There is something I love about planners. I find its physicality just more personal. I am the type who likes making micro notes and a ton of micro checklists. It allows me to doodle in spaces, stick notes or used tickets, or use a colored pen whenever I feel like it. I’ve always kept one since I was in high school and it’s so reassuring to know that though my computer may crash or phone might go obsolete, my paper planners will always be there to give me an archaeological preview of the years that was.

That’s why I took a look at three Belle de Jour planners and hopefully this review will help you decide which one best suits you.

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1. Belle de Jour Power Planner

If you’re a girl who needs inspiration all year long, then this is the planner for you. It is filled with pages upon pages of empowering thoughts and tips that will help you achieve the life of your dreams.

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There is a dream board, a happiness list, a travel checklist, a menstrual tracker and so many more!

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What I like about this planner is that you can actually personalize it by adding your name on the front cover.

I bought my first Belle de Jour planner many years ago. Back then what excited me about it were all the discount coupons inside! What girl doesn’t love shopping and eating out right? The 2015 planner comes with a booklet filled with these discount coupons plus stickers, too.

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2. Everything is Possible Planner

Now this is the planner for dreamers! This planner will help you specify your goals and achieve it one step and one day at a time.

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The planner is filled with mantras to keep you on track, a priorities list, a space to document your life learnings and many more.

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3. NAVI: Your Life Navigator Planner

Men need to organize themselves, too! This is the planner for the modern-day explorer and for those who see life as one big adventure.

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It is filled with gridded pages to plot out your week, sketch or write down your thoughts while you collect experiences.

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It is also filled with places from all over the world that may just be part of your next life adventure.

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This concept planner also comes with an expandable back pocket that contains a booklet filled with discount coupons that guys will love.

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So much of our social, family and professional lives are determined by the systems we use to keep track of them.  Good luck finding the perfect planner for you!

Visit their page at www.ilovebdj.com or find them on Facebook.com/ BelledeJourPlanner

Get Tasks Done!

Being a mom, working as an advertising executive, having my own business and making sure I keep myself and my family healthy and happy is no easy task. My to-do list never ever ends! I have a feeling almost everyone out there can relate to this. On top of all our tasks, we home managers also need to keep our homes and family’s lives in order. But with just too many tasks to do, something very soon has got to give.

Thank heavens I was introduced to Tasktics. It’s the perfect place to find dependable help for a task that you need. Need a driver for a day? Go to Tasktics.com! Need a plumber? Go to Tasktics.com! Need help cleaning your apartment? Go to Tasktics.com!

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This is how it works:

You are the TASK PROVIDER. On the site, you will find TASK DOERS – They are also called Super Pins, short for “Super Pinoy”. These are trustworthy, skilled Pinoys who are capable of doing tasks or errands for you.

As the task provider, you will post the task you need help with. The website is laid out with categories to help guide you in posting your tasks. You will also provide a ceiling amount or the maximum budget you are willing to pay for the task to be done.

Afterwards, Super Pins will bid for your task. You can then choose from those who will bid based on their bid amount, their profile and reviews of the previous tasks they have done.

Post, choose, review. So easy!

What I like about Tasktics.com is that it takes pride in implementing an additional layer of background checks and interviews on all its registered Super Pins. The site also allows me to pay using my PayPal account and therefore both of these assure me of safe transactions.

So if you need to de-clutter your life, I have one word for you…DELEGATE! Find reliable help Tasktics.com.

How to Store Christmas Wrappers

Christmas is an exciting time for everybody. In Manila, we don’t only celebrate Christmas, we overdo Christmas! We start it as early as October and end the season just after New Year. As soon as the “ber” months come in, malls start playing Christmas carols and décor is up just as soon as Halloween ends.

Along with all the festivities are loads of present wrapping. So today’s blog are some suggestions to keep your wrappers under wraps!

You can store them in a specially made station using rods and pegs.

Here’s another version. If you want to make your own, I think thin tension rods will work well, too.

Your wrapping station can house your ribbons, too. This is smart because it keeps your ribbons from becoming a tangled mess.

Professional organizer, Alejandra Costello, keeps her wrappers organized this way.

You know that little space in the corner of your closet? It makes a great storage place for wrappers.

Or how about the ceiling inside your closet? What a space saver!

If you’re not the DIY type, then use an old wine rack to store your wrappers.

I myself like the idea of using a free standing towel rack to create a complete wrapping station. This way everything you need for gift wrapping comes from just one place. Photo courtesy of my Tita Chito Vasquez.

Good luck finding the perfect solution for your wrappers. Until next time, this is a wrap!