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Simplify in 2013

Posted by Head Chiquita on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Newsletters 
Dear budding neat freaks,

It’s January and you’ve decided to make some changes. This year, make it all about simplifying your life and your spaces.

Simplify your clutter by examining if all the ‘stuff’ you have is adding value to your life or causing you stress. It’s wonderful to buy new things and keep old souvenirs but if it limits your capacity to be happy, be brave and get rid of it.  You can give to charities or sell the items if that helps.

Simplify memories. We all have those 't...

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The 'petrol' for 'my car'

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, March 29, 2010, In : Thinking about it 
It has been a crazy few months what with workshops and open days and the launch of the online shop. But it has got me thinking about why we load ourselves with so much to do.

I went to a special friend's 40th birthday on Saturday and she knows me well enough to raise an eyebrow and reprimand me when I am working too much. And she has had to do that a lot lately. I keep telling concerned family and friends that when it is your own business, you have to invest a lot of time and energy (which is ...
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Our own worst enemy?

Posted by Isabelle on Monday, October 26, 2009, In : Thinking about it 
I must admit I am feeling somewhat snowed under by everything I have to do at the moment so time management is becoming crucial. However I can't help thinking that perhaps time management wouldn't be needed if I simply didn't add more on to my plate than I need to?

I often mention this to friends and family and I think the over-whelming consensus is that we are our own worst enemy! We could simply say no when asked to do something we know we don't have time for and we could pace ourselves when...
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Oh boy - confession from the Neat Freak

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, In : I am only human! 
So despite having an appointment listed on my electronic calendar AND my diary, I actually forgot about it and then had to rush to get there and save face. CAN YOU BELIEVE it? How does that happen?

I guess I just wanted to come clean and let you all know that even the Neat Freak is not perfect. In fact, you can have so many systems in place but if you have a memory like a sieve, you have to be doubly careful to NOT FORGET APPOINTMENTS!

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Easter Bunny is out the bag...

Posted by Isabelle on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, In : I am only human! 
You know that sinking feeling you get when you suddenly realise that the sun has risen and the birds are tweeting louder than normal and you're meant to be up? WELL, I had that feeling x2 this week-end when I realised that the Easter bunny hadn't deposited his eggs because he hadn't set the alarm and therefore overslept!

Needless to say, I instructed the kids to 'be gone' which they clearly understood as 'go away so I can hide your chocolates' and they very soon called me on it!

I guess the Eas...
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Like the electrician who doesn't have lighbulbs in the house....

Posted by Isabelle on Thursday, March 12, 2009, In : Thinking about it 
It has been a busy time for the Neat Freak - what with setting up the website, marketing and the catalogue. I am starting to feel a little like the electrician who doesn't have lighbulbs in the house or the doctor who always has sick children.

This is because as the Neat Freak, I should never have a problem with time-management, but I have to confess I am snowed under! And it doesn't feel very comfortable. In my case, I have systems in place which do help me a great deal, but I also think the...
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