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This website no longer exists which is a shame. There was good information at it.

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It's a shame that link does not work anymore. Perhaps the person it would seem is not running the site anymore. Oh well...............there's lots more out there on the net just waiting for us to find them.

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i think this will be a big one for me

i have boxes of old paperwork to clean through

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I checked these out and February's is current - I like that it's only 7 things to focus on

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I don't think she's keeping it up to date anymore.

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I clicked on the link but the information given is for October...! emoticon

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May Monthly Motivators
1. Your Home. May is the perfect month to take a look at the outside of your home. What can you do it make it more attractive? Does it need some new plants or a paint job? Make a plan now to get it done.

2. Your Family. Take all the moms in your family for a big dinner or make the guys cook. Buy cards and gifts early to avoid the last-minute stress.

3. Your Health. Take a daily walk outside in the beautiful weather. Enjoy some sunshine. Tel yourself you'll walk for only ten minutes -- I bet you won't be able to stop.

4. Your Stuff. Find all your outside gear: picnic supplies, outdoor games and toys, swimming stuff. Clean them up, air them out, get them ready for summer. Establish a "home" for them.

5. Your Money. Establish a summer fun budget. Set aside a few extra dollars each week in an envelope to pay for warm weather excursions to the local amusement park or zoo.

6. Your Job. Choose an area in which you would like to improve. Do some research (read a book, buy a computer program) this month. Small improvements this month at work pay off richly in the long run.

7. The Holidays. It's the month to celebrate being a mom, the most important job anyone can have. Do something special for yourself this month, with or without the kids. You deserve it!

Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV

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April Monthly motivators:
1. Your Home. Let the sun shine in. Wash your windows in April. If it's still too cold outside, at least clean the inside of windows.

2. Your Family. Plan a family trip to the zoo this month. It's still cool enough for the animals to be out during the afternoon, yet warm enough to enjoy yourself.

3. Your Health. Don't be an egg head during the Easter season. Have your cholesterol checked in April.

4. Your Stuff. Invest in a $30 labeling machine (available at office supply stores). Label your stuff for quicker access.

5. Your Money. Review your will and look into a trust if you haven't. You can download simple programs online to help.

6. Your Job. Make a list of your files this month. Review, delete, add as necessary. Re-do the list and tape it to your filing cabinet.

7. The Holidays. Instead of buying a new Easter outfit this year, send some supplies to the troops. Don't know how? Contact your local Red Cross.

Copyright 2008-14 Barbara Myers

Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord of hosts. Zechariah 4:6 NKJV

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March To Do
To-Do Lists to Motivate You in Seven Areas. It's Easy!

1. Your Home. Follow this month's challenges (See * Below). If nothing else, at least organize your laundry room. It will make a necessary chore more enjoyable.

2. Your Family. Teach your kids a new life skill this month. Whether it's cooking omelets, mopping a floor or doing laundry, you'll spend productive time together.

3. Your Health. Get ready for bathing suit season. Walk ten minutes today even if it's just around your home. Then, walk ten minutes tomorrow and the next day and the next day. Try to increase it by five minutes every few days.

4. Your Stuff. Clean out in time for spring! Read "10 Traits of an Organized Home" ***See Below.

5. Your Money. Set up a file called "Tax 2014." Place all your tax-related receipts in there each week and you'll be ready to do your taxes early next year.

6. Your Job. Organize your wardrobe to make it easier to get to work each day. Read clothing tips by clicking here now.

Want to be more efficient at work? Click here now.

7. The Holidays. Take a few minutes this month to prepare for Christmas 2014. Update your card address list on your computer. Make a list of people for whom you will buy gifts and set your budget. Don't forget your hair stylist, teachers and bus drivers. During the year, if you find a deal on mini picture frames or candles, be sure to buy a few for gifts.

* March Challenges

Week One: Laundry Room. This week, remove everything from your laundry room except your washer and dryer. Clean what's left inside and out. Put back only the essentials to do laundry. Need help? Read:
* 12 Ways to Organize Your Laundry
* Organize Your Laundry Room NEW!

Week Two: Mudroom (where household members enter and leave the house daily). What's not working in this room now? Do you need more space to hang coats or a shoe rack for shoes? Is there a designated drop off area where household members can drop items when they enter the house? How about a spot to put items you need to take with you tomorrow morning? Make a list this week and then take action to improve your mudroom.

Week Three: Bills. Take a moment to review your bill paying system. There are so many ways to set it up. It depends on what works for you. You can keep it simple and place bills in a folder or basket when they arrive then pay them once or twice a month on the computer. Or, you can have a numbered filing system for each day of the month and stick bills in according to the due date. Just be sure to finish the job every time and file away the bills once they are paid.

Week Four: Office Desk. Whether you have a large executive desk or a corner kitchen desk (or you use the dining room table) it doesn't take a lot of effort or time to organize your desk. Be sure to empty it out completely then see ** below.

** Organize Your Desk in 8 Steps
by Barbara Myers

1. Remove everything from your desk. Place your phone on your left if you're right handed and on the right if you're left handed. Display personal items elsewhere.

2. Keep a spiral notebook by the phone for messages and phone notes. Write your voice mail messages in it and delete them from the system. Jot down reference notes before you make a call to reduce phone time.

3. Open your planner or turn on your PDA and place it on your desk. Use it to keep track of to-dos, follow-ups and ideas.

4. Keep office supplies in one drawer only. Buy a dozen of your favorite, inexpensive pens and keep them in a cutlery tray in the drawer. Keep back-up supplies in a plastic storage container with drawers.

5. Sort through your desk files. Keep in your desk drawers only files you use weekly or those that are personal or confidential.

6. Place your computer at a 90 degree angle to your desk. Keep your desk work surface clear of everything except essentials and your current project.

7. Set up a system for active files either in a step file sorter on your desk or in your file drawer. Sort your paperwork into it: Do, Consider, Awaiting Answer, File, Hold, Read and Refer.

8. Take ten minutes at the end of each day to keep your desk organized. Place tomorrow's top priority project in the center of your desk. You're ready for anything!

***10 Traits of an Organized Home
by Barbara Myers

1. Lack of clutter because everything has a place. The band-aids are in the kitchen cabinet near the sink. All videos are stored near the VCR. Today's mail is sorted into baskets or folders.

2. Refrigerator, freezer and pantry are stocked and organized. There's a planned menu for this week. A grocery list-in-progress is posted near the fridge.

3. Clean laundry is put away. Dirty laundry is in hampers or is being laundered.

4. Family calendar is updated daily and color-coded by person.

5. Chore list is clearly posted. Everyone does his or her share as a member of the family.

6. There is a key rack, shoe rack and pegs for jackets and backpacks near the door.

7. Toys are categorized into containers and can be put away quickly.

8. There is a portable file box into which bills and paperwork is organized.

9. Home appears adequately clean. Family has a daily system for picking up clutter and a weekly system for cleaning the house.

10. Family members have time for one another because their home is organized.

Free "50 Ways to Manage Your Time" tips booklet at

Copyright 2008-14 Barbara Myers

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Our goal is to help all members obtain enthusiasm and share our joy, for we are alive and can have great potential for success by using our inner powers. The joy is in the shared journey of life whether it be ordinary or extraordinary.

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To-Do Lists to Motivate You in Seven Areas. It's Easy!

1. Your Home. Declutter your entertainment and game center in February. Donate or sell movies and games you no longer enjoy.

2. Your Family. Camp out in the family room this month. Eat baked beans by flashlight. Make smores in the microwave. Tell scary stories.

3. Your Health. Reduce your caffeine intake. Try cool water with lemon, OJ with calcium or warm decaf green tea with honey.

4. Your Stuff. The dead of winter is the perfect time for setting up a new filing system. Easy rule: keep it simple and clean it out yearly.

5. Your Money. Prepare your taxes this month. You have all your required forms. Avoid the last minute rush. Your goal? A refund by April 15.

6. Your Job. Go through your "personal" drawer or locker. Dispose of excess napkins, ketchup and salt packets.

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7. The Holidays. Organize a special Valentine's Day dinner for your family. Buy or make heart shaped cookies. Use red and pink food dye. Slip Valentine's notes in their lunch, bag or briefcase.

Copyright 2008-14 Barbara Myers

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January's Monthly Motivators: To Do Lists to Motivate You in Seven Areas. It's Easy to Get Organized!

1. Your Home. The holiday rush is over. Consider rearranging the furniture in your home to afford greater organizing options where you need them. Move an armoire to the family room or a bookcase to the playroom. Think "concealed storage."

2. Your Family. Help your family get organized this month. Buy a large wipe-off calendar and color-code by person. Read "Your Complete Guide to Organized Parenting" for over 100 pages of tips, ideas and instructions for your family.

3. Your Health. Call your doctor today and make an appointment for a complete physical. Make sure you celebrate many more new years.

4. Your Stuff. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to declutter and organize your life. Let's do it together! Read our weekly organizing challenges here. Start with one small area, complete it before moving on, and give yourself a reward upon completion.

5. Your Money. A budget doesn't have to be scary. Simply make two columns: incoming and outgoing. Do what needs to be done until incoming exceeds outgoing. See a credit counselor and financial planner for help.

6. Your Job. What is your dream job? Set a goal to have that job in one year, five years, 15 years -- the time frame isn't important. What is important, is that you have a goal, write down the steps needed to accomplish that goal, and constantly work toward the goal.

7. The Holidays. Buy plastic containers on sale this month for all your holiday decorations. Store holiday dishes and cookbooks with the decorations. Label well.

Copyright 2007-2014 Barbara Myers

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To-Do Lists to Motivate You in Seven Areas. It's Easy!
Your Home:
Your Family:
Your health:
Your stuff:
Your money:
Your job:
The holidays:

I will try to remember to post these each month. But you can always find them at: Just look on the page for "Monthly Motivators"

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