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A Better Work Environment

The appearance and condition of our physical environments (at home or on the job) can affect how we think and feel during our workday. Cluttered, chaotic and unappealing surroundings contribute to scattered, negative thoughts. We feel overwhelmed and weary before the day even begins. In contrast, we are enlivened for the day when we can […]

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The Two Week – Three Month Pantry

Well, we did it! The Two Week-Three Month Pantry ebook is finally finished and ready for purchase! Click on the link below to discover how this great system—with easy recipes, inventories and shopping lists included–can help busy people or beginning cooks: Do the grocery shopping faster, Gradually build up a reserve supply of real food […]

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Home Storage Centers

In your efforts to be more self-reliant and better prepared for some of life’s emergencies, many of you may not be aware of the following resource… The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates Home Storage Centers in various locations across the United States and Canada for the purpose of helping “…Church members and […]

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How Can Slow Take Me Fast and Far?

When creating/organizing anything–a space, a room, your life–It’s a mistake to leap to action too soon. More time should be spent identifying the real desire. Be calm. Be still and then ask yourself: “Why even begin this endeavor in the first place? What is my primary motivation?” When you say: “I want to do this […]

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Energy Tip #2: Schedules & Rapid Routines

To save time and energy, think plan…think schedule…think routine. Thinking takes time.  Deciding takes time.  When you make the decisions necessary to produce a schedule, you plan once and then never have to decide again.  Why keep reinventing the wheel? Once you establish a routine, don’t think—just do. Your schedule (your pre-planned list of what […]

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“Don’t Get Organized” or “Why does Beauty Matter?”

A Lovely Little Painting Not too long ago, my husband gave me a lovely little plaque created by artist Kelly Rae Roberts. It’s something I can put on my dresser and look at every day and even though the style or colors aren’t my normal “thing,” the words are and Mitch knew it, which is exactly why the […]

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Our Real Business is People

“The goal of a leader or a manager is to help the person expand and grow.” –Mitch Pogue   Homemaking can be a tough job. There’s so much to do each day. There’s laundry and cooking and cleaning and managing the finances. There’s juggling schedules and chauffeuring family members to school or appointments. There’s dealing with messesyou may have […]

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C.A.Y.GO: The Best Homemaking Habit EVER

One of the best cleaning practices my homemaking mentors ever taught me was to “C.A.Y.GO.” Are you preparing a meal in the kitchen? Then “C.A.Y.GO.” Are you shaving or doing your makeup in the bathroom Then “C.A.Y.GO.” Do you want to keep your home decently clean and tidy for most of the day? Then “C.A.Y.GO.” […]

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Is Your Linen Closet Beautiful?

“The foundation of beauty is cleanliness, order, harmony and symmetry.” –Beverly Pogue, The Homemaker’s Coach™ Go look at your linen closet.  No, really.  Go look at it.  Is it beautiful?  Never mind being “organized,” is it beautiful?  When you look at it, do you feel pleased? For a quick moment could you almost imagine you were in a nice […]

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Are You Letting Your Mail Pile Up?

Sometimes it’s hard to make decisions quickly and when we have so many other things to hurry up and get done, taking longer than 2 seconds to figure out what to do with the mail we just pulled out of the mailbox and carried into the house is one second too long.  So where does […]

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