viernes, 6 de julio de 2012


El hábito de postergar nos trastorna la vida.  Nos complica, ya que esto nos hace perder efectividad, quizás llegar tarde a nuestras actividades, no cumplir con nuestros trabajos a tiempo, posponer citas importantes, como  visitas a los médicos, odontólogos,, estudios, etc.   Esto se puede revertir, si nos ponemos un plan básico diario, de avanzar en lo que necesitamos.  Esto es como las dietas, alguien escuchó eso de que ... El Lunes comienzo??  bueno acá comenzamos ahora !!!!  Qué tengo pendiente?,  hago una pequeña lista, con 3 items, y  damos paso a la acción,.

Por ej.  necesito ir al odontólogo, ya mismo levanto el teléfono y pido la cita.

Necesito comprarle ropa a mis niños, ya mismo organizo el tiempo en que iré hoy, mañana, a más tardar pasado.

Necesito contestar unos emails, lo hago ya.    Vieron que es fácil??  obviamente cada cual conoce sus necesidades, y el ahora parte desde el momento en que se lo proponen.  Lo importante cambiar el paradigma.

Preparados, en sus marcas, listos.... partimos con nuestro nuevo hábito de   NO POSTERGAR !!!

Y vos... con qué comenzarás????  El desafío está planteado.
“El orden es el más hermoso ornamento de una casa”


Simple Mom {Helpful Checklists}

Simple Mom {Helpful Checklists}



miércoles, 4 de julio de 2012


Quick Tips for Home Office Organization

Is your home office sharing space with the family or living room? Professional organizer Vicki Norris gives tips to help you organize your home office no matter what room it's in.

4. Conceal Cables and Wires
Professional organizer Tom Nevermann, the Moving Doctor, shares seven tips for containing unruly wires and caring for media and computer equipment.
  • Fold mailing labels back on themselves around each cord and label the wire. Don't forget to label the cords that connect different components to each other, as well as the cord to the electric supply.
  • Bundle like wires together to cut down on cord clutter. For example, keep computer speaker wires with stereo speaker wires.
  • Use a surge protector for all delicate electronic equipment. Check the back to make sure it's UL listed and is a transient voltage surge protector. High-end protectors are built with replaceable fuses and will last longer than less-expensive models that might not work after a large surge.
  • Used fabric softener sheets are the perfect lint and static-free rags for cleaning CDs and DVDs. Handle CDs by the rim to cut down on fingerprints. The backside of the CD carries the information and is the side that needs cleaning. Use the dryer sheet and stroke out to the edge from the center of the CD, instead of a circular motion.
  • Stacking equipment makes the most efficient use of space in a media center or office space. Be careful not to stack any equipment with venting on the top (such as amps or satellite receivers) because they might get too warm. Use chair-leg protectors (small plastic cups) as spacers between these pieces of equipment when stacking.
  • To clean a TV screen, use a lint-free cloth such as an old T-shirt. Spray the cloth with water (instead of spritzing the set itself) and wipe clean. Never use an abrasive substance on the screen. Never use window cleaner to clean a computer screen; stick to a lint-free cloth and consult with your monitor's manual for the proper way to clean it.
5. Establish a paper processing area.
  • Create an area within your Work Center for papers that need immediate action.
  • Store paper associated with clients or ongoing projects in an area that is easily accessible and within your view.
  • Establish a permanent filing system for papers you will reference, but not on a regular basis.
Vicki Norris


Quick Tips for Home Office Organization

Is your home office sharing space with the family or living room? Professional organizer Vicki Norris gives tips to help you organize your home office no matter what room it's in.

1. Invest in adequate furniture.
Home offices need a clear work area, and that means providing adequate space for computer hardware and peripheral equipment, a spot for reference materials, file space and a location for frequently referenced supplies and paper. Make sure your office furniture provides ample space for work and storage.
2. Establish activity centers.
The efficient office should be zoned into activity areas:
  • The Work Center, which includes a clear workspace, the computer and frequently-used office products.
  • The Reference Center, which includes binders, manuals, dictionary and professional books and materials.
  • The Supply Center, which contains office and paper supplies.
3. Properly place the hardware and peripherals.
  • Position your equipment by frequency of use. If the printer is used daily, it should be within easy reach. If the CPU is only accessed for troubleshooting, it can be placed under or next to the desk. If a scanner is rarely used, it can be placed outside the work area.
  • When setting up hardware, be conscious of access to drives, trays and cords. Don't block access to drawers or take up leg room with tangled cords.


Your Guide to Lifelong Organization

Stay organized -- one day at a time -- with our easy-to-follow checklist.

Too much on your to-do list? The key to staying organized is developing good habits that will last for life; but when your lists get unmanageable it's easy to backslide. If you consistently find yourself tackling clutter, it's time to rethink your getting organized system. Expert organizer Karen Ussery says to ask yourself these seven questions before beginning any organizing project:

  1. What do I need to have a place for?

  2. Does it need to be within arm's reach, or can it be put away?

  3. What supplies will help me stay organized?

  4. How can I label clearly so I remember the organizers' functions?

  5. Is this the easiest way, or is there a simpler way to do the same thing?

  6. Do I like the way my system looks and functions?

  7. How will I remind myself to use my new system until it becomes a habit?

Once your system is in place, get help staying organized with our handy checklist. Professional organizer Candita Clayton of Your Life Organized makes it easy with manageable tasks for every day, week and month of the year. Whether you need daily motivation or a long-range plan, stick to this list and you'll keep clutter and disorganization at bay.

Things we handle on a daily basis often build up into a disorganization nightmare: think mail, toiletries and those scraps of paper that never seem to have a home. Develop a daily, routine system to stop messes before they start.

  • Discard junk mail and shred credit card offers as soon as they enter the house. (Need help?)

  • Keep bills to be paid immediately in an accessible area that's still in sight.

  • File notices and other paperwork that needs to be addressed. Mark the due date clearly on each important piece. (Need help?)

  • Bring catalogs and magazines to a designated area to be enjoyed. (Need help?)

  • Keys and Personal Items
  • Return keys to the same spot every time you come home, whether it's a hook by the back door or a decorative bowl on a foyer table.

  • Designate a drawer or shelf as a home for purses and wallets, cell phones and chargers, sunglasses and loose change.

  • Housekeeping
  • Before bedtime, tidy up the rooms you'll use in the morning.

  • Get belongings ready and placed by the door for quick morning pick-up.

  • Run the dishwasher at night and empty in the a.m.

  • Straighten up the coffee table, side tables and any other clutter catch-alls. (Need help?)

  • Children's Paperwork
    Implement a routine system that both you and your children can easily follow.
  • Sort through school papers, artwork, etc. Place the keepers in plastic containers immediately to avoid loose piles from forming.

  • Before bedtime, pack backpacks with books, homework and other school necessities. Place backpacks near the door to be easily located during the morning rush. (Need help?)
  • Plan the next day's outfit with your child, and lay it out before night-night.

    Cleaning Schedule Makes for a Happier Home

    The quickest and simplest route to a clean house is to schedule cleaning tasks on a daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal basis.

    Weekly Cleaning ChecklistChange bed linens and bathroom towels
    Clean bathrooms
    Clean kitchen counters and wipe inside of microwave oven
    Wash or dust hard-surface floors
    Dust furniture
    Vacuum carpets and rugs
    Check entryway or porch; sweep if needed
    • The Case Against Spring CleaningIn Grandma’s day, spring cleaning was mandatory. It marked the end of the heating season, when the entire house was scrubbed clean of the smoky film given off by older heat sources. With today’s heating technology, this rationale no longer applies. Modern lives, too, cannot sustain an old-fashioned cleaning marathon.

      So how do we replace spring cleaning? With a workable household cleaning schedule. Homes cleaned according to schedule stay reasonably clean all the time. A cleaning schedule integrates seasonal cleaning chores into daily or weekly cleaning sessions, and no task goes too long without being done. Result: a clean home all year around.

      Minimum MaintenanceEven the best-run households experience rocky patches from time to time. Illness, special work assignments, absence of a family member, or volunteer commitments can throw a monkey wrench into the workings of a home. There’s a solution for busy times: a minimum maintenance shortlist to keep your home running smoothly. Think of it as a Magic Minimum: those essential tasks that must be done come hell, high water or soccer playoffs.
    Every family has different needs, but most Magic Minimums provide for:

    Basic accounting chores (bank deposits and bill paying)
    Meals and menus (clean dishes, grocery shopping)
    Laundry (necessary clean clothing)
    Home management (once-a-day pick-up, weekly cleaning of bathrooms and kitchen)


    What's A Household Notebook?

    Using Planner
    Unlike a personal planner, which is designed for use by one person, a household notebook or family organizer serves as "command central" for an entire family. Designed to be used by everyone in the household, it's a repository of information useful at home.
    While each family's organizer will be unique, most are simple three-ring notebooks with several divider sections.
    Most household notebooks include a telephone and message section, a divider for church, clubs or volunteer activities, travel, home management and finance. sections, medical information, and personal records like gift list and clothing size charts.
    household notebook
    At-home and homeschooling parents often add personal and family schedules to coordinate life with young children.
    Because they're infinitely expandable, household notebooks become as distinctive as the family that uses them.
    A family with school-aged children involved in dance, music and sports will include organizer sections for rehearsal and practice schedules, summer activity ideas and video to-rent lists.
    A two-career couple with pre-school children may add babysitter and day care dividers and an emergency telephone list to their household notebook.
    Empty nesters will rely on packing checklists for vacations, home repair records and gift suggestion lists for far-flung adult children.
    Professional organizers recommend the concept. Deniece Schofield, author of Confessions of a Happily Organized Family, points out that the "purpose of the family organizer is to hold and organize all of the papers that anyone in the house has to look at or refer to."

    Casa Perfecta: Orden en el espacio de trabajo

    Casa Perfecta: Orden en el espacio de trabajo: Como cada año, llega el verano y con él, las vacaciones. Al igual que en primavera realizamos una limpieza global de nuestra casa, la tempor...


    A pesar de que muchos libros hoy en día se están pasando al formato digital, hay todavía muchos ejemplares antiguos en bibliotecas y colecciones privadas. Estos ejemplares son fáciles de dañar si no se manejan adecuadamente.
    Las hojas de los libros más viejos suelen cambiar de color, volverse frágiles y sufrir todo tipo de problemas con el paso del tiempo. Una cuidadosa restauración de nuestros libros pueden aumentar su valor y ayudarlos a perdurar en el tiempo.
    Uno de los males más frecuentes que sufren los libros antiguos es la humedad y hasta en ocasiones la aparición de moho.
    Aquí les traemos consejos para la eliminar la humedad y el moho de nuestros libros.
    • Debemos colocar papel secante o toallas de papel entre cada página del libro y luego colocarle encima algún objeto pesado como un ladrillo o incluso otros libros, de modo que hagan presión. Se recomienda cambiar las toallas de papel cada media hora hasta que cada libro esté completamente seco. Este proceso puede llegar a implicar varias horas o incluso días.
    • Luego debemos colocar el libro en posición vertical de modo que quede abierto y que sus páginas se separen. Con un secador de pelo debemos aplicar viento caliente a una distancia de 15 centímetros. Puede llegar a ocurrir que las páginas se deformen, un modo de evitar esto es aplicar presión inmediatamente que terminemos de secar. Es importante tener en cuenta que algunas deformaciones serán inevitables.
    • Para eliminar el moho de un libro, debemos cepillarlo con un cepillo fino, un cepillo de dientes puede resultar de mucha ayuda. Si el libro está húmedo, primero debemos secarlo, como se menciona en el paso anterior. Luego debemos proceder a aplicar agua oxigenada o alcohol a la zona con moho, con un paño. De este modo evitaremos que el libro se rompa al eliminar el moho. Una vez que terminamos de extraer el moho debemos volver a secar.
    • Si las manchas de moho perduran, podemos tratar de eliminarlas con jugo de limón. Aplicando una pequeña cantidad y secando al sol después haremos que la mancha desaparezca.
    Esperamos que estos consejos ayuden a conservar mejor nuestros preciados libros, ya que a pesar del avance de la tecnología siguen siendo muy importantes y valiosos.


    Nuestra misión de la semana es ELIMINAR  de nuestro hogar todo lo que no necesitamos.

    Con pasitos de bebé lo vamos logrando.