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Issue: 100 
May 2014 

Welcome to the 100th edition of the Organized Lifestyle Magazine. In this month's magazine, we'll be sharing a selection of  links to websites and people we love.

These links are intended to provide inspiration, ideas, tips, tricks and tools to help you get organized and lift that yucky feeling because you're living how you truly want to.

It's time to break free and START
  • creating an environment that you feel good in
  • developing systems to support you in your day-to-day life
  • building a place for everything that needs to be kept and  
  • making your life the way you want it!
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Deanne Kelleher 
kAos Group


Quick and wonderful home cleaning tips  


I feel inspired lately, with the sun shining and the smell of spring in the air.  There is nothing nicer than the smell of a freshly cleaned house.  Here are some of my recent favourites for cleaning around the home.   


Clean your washing machine by running a cycle with bleach, and then a cycle with white vinegar.
Remove old candles from votive holders - freeze them and the wax will shrink and pop right out of the votive.
Clean your oven with a homemade recipe

Clean the microwave:
Mix vinegar and water together in a bowl. Set the microwave for about 10 minutes. Remove the bowl and wipe down.
Freshen up your mattress:
Mix baking soda and lavender oil together. Spread over the mattress, wait an hour, and vacuum up.

Create a mixture of laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, bleach, borax, and very hot water to bring your pillows back to bright white.

Click here to read Deanne's article for Fitness Republic called "Secrets to a more productive spring" .... 
You'll never get it all done!

"One of the most dangerous threats to productivity is the trap of getting it all done. The illusion that getting one more thing done today equates to one less thing to do tomorrow can stop productivity in its tracks while causing frustration, stress and fatigue." Jennifer Wilmoth, McGhee Senior Consultant  


You can try these tips to help you manage what will get done though:  


1. Review: What must get done within the next four to twelve weeks.


2. Actions: What are the next steps to the activities that must get done listed above? Schedule those tasks into your calendar.  


3. Be fair to yourself and schedule what needs to be done into your calendar. And track what you are doing with all that supposed 'free" time. 


5. Review weekly: Check off what gets done and reschedule the rest.  


I use colour coding to help me with my weekly review. Each action has a colour attached and I have a colour that represents 'Done'. This is a huge support for me in the busy weeks because at a quick glance I know what wasn't done and then I move into the next week or two or delete it altogether.  



Meet Mike Song - His mantra is Get Control and Get More Done. I recommend signing up for his newsletter because each week he offers amazing tips. I guarantee you will learn a shortcut to the way you work that will save time!

Note: he does not pay me anything to say this!

I've included some of his links in the Quick Links section so that you can see for yourself.  
It adds up over a year!  

I was reading a great article on spring cleaning tips for Outlook the other day and just loved how Melissa approaches 'deleting fearlessly'.


She says, "sort by sender, subject or organize by conversation. Delete those (emails) that are purely social (Where do you want to eat lunch? What are you wearing to the holiday party? Did you see last night's episode of). Even if you spend 5 minutes a day until the end of the year on this task alone, you will probably end up with hundreds of messages you can feel confident about deleting." by Melissa P. Esquibel  

It's important to have lots of little successes because it makes you feel good - and that's important - every day!



Thanks to Organization and Productivity News I get a quick hit of ideas each week

This Peter Bregman video is called "the most powerful use of this moment" - he also pops into my inbox on a weekly basis.

ADHD - Tested Productivity Apps from ADDitude Magazine

Positive Parenting - 10 minutes a day

Shredding information from Shred It   

About friendship ~ by Ruth Tamari and Amy Greenleaf Brassert 

I truly love what these women share about friendship.

One article I posted is about the arrival of spring and how it re-energizes us again for reconnection, renewal and new growth in our friendships and ourselves. 
Read the whole article ...


For more on Amy and Ruth please visit The Smart Art of Friendship. 


Please take a moment to celebrate your friendships and fill your spirit. They are invaluable.  

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Laurie Huston - Intuitive Soul

 Living space inspiration

Mind maps
working differently!

Office Candy Products

Melissa Ramos about your health
Mabel's Labels

Organizing ideas for busy families 

A plethora of organizing ideas from Janet Barclay

Moving On Professional Organizers

 Teachers on Call - Toronto Tutoring

Jill Crossland - helping business owners

Mike Song Links:
 Create useful templates

 Outlook Task Tips

Organize folders and documents

Increasing your life span by 7 minutes ....TED Talk

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Raise your words, not your voice; it's rain that grows flowers not the thunder.


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Check out Tailored Living for some great ideas!