A friend of mine shared thoughts recently that to build courage in others, we should be more focused on encouragement. It was the right message at the right time for me. Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I theme my years (and I’ve been doing it since 2003), and focus on improving my life in a key area for the whole year.
I’d been struggling with what to have as my focus for 2018, too much on my mind and the thoughts running through my head, “Does anyone really need my help? What do I have to offer?”
And then I’m reminded that each of us has unique talents and gifts. My strengths include organization and communication – and I love sharing what I’ve learned with you. I know it’s helpful to be reminded what you do well and get tips for making improvements.
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I’m the spender in our family. And recently, I was reminded in full force how easily your well-planned budget can slip right through your fingers. I had that option many times and I resisted every single time.
Yes, I love to spend money! But, I realize that spending money now means that we’ll have less later and I refuse to dip into next month’s budget for what I want right now. So I decided to take the more prudent road and realized that each day I didn’t mindlessly spend on things I didn’t need, it strengthened my resolve to practice financial stewardship again and again. I know it isn’t easy and, honestly, I’m glad it’s a new month and our budget has started over. I was reminded of some pretty important lessons that I’m ready to share with you.
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You have many different areas in your house and each one is similar in the kind of storage it needs. By using these simple strategies, you can make your storage the most helpful for everyone in your life.
1. Keep Things You Use Most Within Reach.
Active storage simply means keeping items together based on the frequency of use. In your kitchen, put your knives, pots and pans where they are easily accessible–If you’re like me, you’ll use these items every day. In your bedroom, keep regularly used items on your nightstand. When you keep the things you use most often exactly where you need them, in easy reach, it makes it much easier to continue on with your regular business.
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