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Managing Kid’s Toys

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Brittney's Blog, Uncategorized |

Managing Kid’s Toys

If you missed my post on Simplifying Life which has a focus on doing less + having less, check it out here! This is part II in the series and it’s all about toys!  Toys can easily take over and consume our homes if we allow it.  I aim to be mindful while managing Olivia’s toys and here are a few ways… 1. Know Your Boundary to Keep to a Minimum: In order to keep them to a minimum you have to know your boundary.  I have designated areas in the house, and...

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Reduce Unwanted Mail

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 in Terry's Blog, Uncategorized |

Everyone needs a go-to guru for their busiest times. Sara Pederson is mine. Read some great tips by her to- Reduce Unwanted Mail with 5 Simple Steps Peek inside your mailbox and you’ll discover junk mail overload. Over 40% of the mail we receive is junk mail! Follow these quick tips to drastically reduce the amount of stuff in your mailbox, making paper management a breeze! 1. Limit unwanted mailbox advertising: Greatly reduce advertising mail (and save some trees) by registering with...

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Transition Pitfall #10: Falling for the “Time on your hands” Factor

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Terry's Blog, Uncategorized |

Transition Pitfall #10: Falling for the “Time on your hands” Factor

Remember when telling someone the phrase “You’ve got time on your hands” had only a mild, amusing meaning? Now they’re fighting words. We take it as an insult. We fear being perceived as unproductive. Sometimes, even when a transition offers the time to rest and reflect, we rush through the process and make poor decisions or no decisions and get to the other side thoughtlessly. One client had a husband whose approach to company coming was to take the clutter and shove it in corners and...

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Transition Pitfall #9: The Gollum Effect

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Terry's Blog, Uncategorized |

Transition Pitfall #9: The Gollum Effect

Most of us know Gollum from Lord of the Rings. He held onto something he considered precious, even to his own peril. The inability to release an object or objects can be self-defeating. One client, Cynthia, had a goal of simplifying her life. She recognized the need to set up systems in her mostly system-free home. Her house was small and stuff was everywhere. Getting herself and two young daughters out the door was a terrible struggle. She had three cabinets in her living and dining area...

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Transition Pitfall #8: Waiting for Perfect

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Terry's Blog, Uncategorized |

Transition Pitfall #8: Waiting for Perfect

I’ll use myself as an example for this one. At first, I avoided giving speeches due to the sheer fear of it. I didn’t want to go through it and I was content in my cowardice. But then, once I decided I wanted to change, I still put it off because I never believed I could be a great speaker. I thought I needed to join Toastmasters or get private lessons. I looked into lessons, but then it occurred to me that it was ok to give an average speech. I can write…I can read…that’ll do. It...

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Transition Pitfall #7: The Delegating Dilemma

Posted by on Jun 14, 2015 in Terry's Blog, Uncategorized |

Transition Pitfall #7: The Delegating Dilemma

One client, Julie, had taken great pride in the do-it-all reputation she acquired. She believed if she never stopped moving she’d get to achieve all of her goals. But the stress was taking its toll on her home life and marriage, and her health. She resisted delegating and hiring the help. Julie needed to balance her priorities with her finances and learn to do less, hire and delegate more, and also lower the bar a tad. TLC Home can help you sort through your responsibilities to find which...

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