Make it easy to match up containers to lids

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Here’s a quick and easy way to keep containers and lids matched without trying every lid to find a match.

Use 2 matching address labels to pair up your plastics. This works best on containers you take out of the house and want back.

For containers that never leave the house, you don’t need the address; just use any two matching stickers.

Mail Client Challenges Equal Frustration

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Mail Client Challenge

  1. I do not like Outlook. Maybe I never learned it well enough to be in charge, but no matter how many times I try it, the same thing happens. It seems to think that I don’t need to see all the items in my inbox. I swear it gives me a glimpse and then stashes it somewhere I can’ find.
  2. I upgraded computers and since the mail client I was using on the old pc was discontinued several years ago, that’s not an option. So much for the advantages of mastering that learning curve.
  3. I have 4 mail accounts that matter – my own Gmail, my throwaway Yahoo, my work email (!!!) and my MSN, which apparently controls my entire digital existence.

So What’s UP?

I want to set up my work email on the new pc. Windows 10 seems to have a mail client included, which is somehow related to Office 365, which I love. So I added the work account. Easy Peasey. Except it’s empty and when I attempt to sync it says “Problem”. Grrrr.  I seriously have too much to do today to mess with this.

 

Can’t someone make email easy? Pleasey?

Don’t Wanna (clean that)

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Update September 27, 2017:  I have to admit that almost a year has gone by and not much of what I promised myself has come true. I did get the pile of clothes sorted between the consignment shop and Goodwill – so the guest room would be cleared. That is true if I get my ironing done now. sigh. Today I am very thankful for the woman who comes by a couple of times a month and cleans my surfaces and floors. I clear clutter the day before and that combo keeps the health department at bay.

I don’t wanna deal with that…

It’s January 1 and if you’re like me, organizing is top-of-the-mind right now. But I look around and most of the stuff that really needs organizing is stuff I don’t wanna. So I thought about it and I think I’ve hit on a solution I can pick away at, which should make it seem less like punishment.

I just decided to list one room per week in my planner – and sometime during that week I must deal with one “I don’t wanna” chore in that room and write it down. I pushed and pulled my brain matter to come up with a list of 13 so each quarter of the calendar year, one room gets something taken care of that I have dreaded long enough. I ended up with just a couple of repeats – maybe only 1 – my bedroom, which is the biggest disaster in the house.

My “don’t wanna” list for Q1

So…

Kitchen – rearrange the pantry (this is a natural, since all the serving dishes are spread out on the counters now because of Christmas)

Bedroom – Pick a pile, any pile. All LOLing aside, I need to clean my stuff out of my old computer so I don’t lose precious pictures and so I can pass it on.

Master Bath – the shower is begging me to find the steam cleaner attachments and get to work.

Guest Bedroom – Seriously – organize the crap that’s just sitting there mocking me.

Guest Bath – easiest spot in the house – I keep it pretty clean – check that cabinet under the sink – it must need something.

Laundry or utility room – Find something skinny enough to dust between the washer and dryer.

Hall closet – hmmm floor or shelf? They both need some love

Garage – Not a disaster, but there’s always something that needs to be somewhere else – recycle the cans? Sweep the floor? Cut down the Amazon boxes?

Bedroom – still a pile or two to disperse – are you kidding me? I live in this room – clear the clutter! Strip out one bookcase that’s just holding stuff I don’t know what to do with. It’s been there for 30 months – I’m not going to do anything with it – say Bye-bye!

Livingroom – is that media case still sitting there with things that are too full of memories to give away but too useless to display? Decide!

Car – find every empty water bottle and get it out of the car.

Computer – yep – it’s the biggest room in the house if I’m admitting to I don’t wanna tasks. Clean up one whole drive and organize the files that remain.

Roll-top – this desk might as well be a room – it takes up as much space and holds just as much junk. It’s just about tax deadline – clear the main desk area and make sure you didn’t miss filing any receipts.

This list has been noted in my planner – wish me well!