Are you as amazed as I am that it's nearly November? It seems like I was just unpacking from my summer vacation, and now it's time to think about the holidays and getting ready for winter.
The end of the year, however joyous, can always be a bit stressful, what with travel, extra expenses, seemingly constant access to delicious-but-not-always-healthful food, having to make preparations for house guests, and so on. The recent bad news from the financial markets around the world has added an extra dollop of worry this year. How can we stay sane in the midst of all that's going on?
I'm a big believer in the idea that organization is about much more than just changing how your space looks; it's also about putting yourself in control of your life and giving yourself the power and the tools to make smart decisions. If you're ready to take back the reins, my two most recent articles--one on how getting organized can help you save money, and one on the connection between an organized kitchen and healthier eating--can help.
Get Organized to Save Money
In the midst of the latest woes in the financial world, many of us are looking for ways to cut spending and gain more control over our money. Getting organized can help put you in charge of your personal finances again. Here's how.
Click here to read the article now, or cut and paste this link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art22221.asp
A More Organized Kitchen, a Healthier You
When your kitchen is well organized, stocked with healthy food, and an enjoyable room to spend time in, it's easier to prepare and eat nutritious meals. Here are five tips for decluttering this space and getting yourself organized for healthier eating.
Click here to read the article now, or cut and paste this link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art21630.asp
Want to learn more? Visit the BellaOnline Organization site, www.bellaonline.com/site/organization. Throughout the coming months, Iíll feature tips and ideas on making the most of the holiday season, staying organized in the midst of chaos, and preparing yourself for your best year yet in 2009.
Happy fall! (Remember to set your clocks back one hour next Sunday, November 2, and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.)
My best to you,