Organizing Challenges Step Into a More Organized World If you’ve been living in disorganization and chaos for awhile, it’s a great time to take some steps to lead you into a more organized world. Here are 5 mini challenges this week to help you do that. 1. Clear bookshelf clutter: Remove books, magazines, files, storage bins, loose papers, knick knacks, etc. from your bookshelf…and try to weed out 50% of it for your local donation center. Before returning anything to the shelves, dust them. Use a dry dust rag to wipe down the books. Consolidate magazines and catalogs you wish to keep into magazine holders. Return books, etc. that you plan to read and/or reference in the future. 2. Protect your social security number: Don’t carry your social security card with you. Memorize it. If your SSN is stolen, someone will be able to gain full access to your identity. For instance, with a SSN card a thief can use it to get a job or fraudulently file a tax return and claim a refund in your name. Ask questions before sharing your SSN with an organization or ask if you can use a different form of ID. 3. Lay out complete outfits: Lay out the clothing you plan to wear tomorrow, including all of your accessories--shoes, purse, briefcase, smartphone, and keys. (Your children can perform the same routine). Check to be sure there are no stains or loose hems. This way, you can fix them tonight or make an alternate choice. 4. Put things where they belong…and grab your vacuum: Put away, recycle, or trash any loose items as applicable. Then, vacuum the entire room, moving furniture as needed. Don’t forget to vacuum lamp shades with the upholstery accessory and reach up into corners to eliminate cobwebs. 5. Secure your computer: If you haven’t done so already, install or renew your computer’s security software. Security software includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, and a firewall. Essentially, these programs help prevent bad things from happening to your computer, like identity theft. Get a computer technician or a computer-savvy friend or family member to help if necessary.
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Organizing Challenges Step Into a More Organized World If you’ve been living in disorganization and chaos for awhile, it’s a great time to take some steps to lead you into a more organized world. Here are 5 mini challenges this week to help you do that. 1. Clear bookshelf clutter: Remove books, magazines, files, storage bins, loose papers, knick knacks, etc. from your bookshelf…and try to weed out 50% of it for your local donation center. Before returning anything to the shelves, dust them. Use a dry dust rag to wipe down the books. Consolidate magazines and catalogs you wish to keep into magazine holders. Return books, etc. that you plan to read and/or reference in the future. 2. Protect your social security number: Don’t carry your social security card with you. Memorize it. If your SSN is stolen, someone will be able to gain full access to your identity. For instance, with a SSN card a thief can use it to get a job or fraudulently file a tax return and claim a refund in your name. Ask questions before sharing your SSN with an organization or ask if you can use a different form of ID. 3. Lay out complete outfits: Lay out the clothing you plan to wear tomorrow, including all of your accessories-- shoes, purse, briefcase, smartphone, and keys. (Your children can perform the same routine). Check to be sure there are no stains or loose hems. This way, you can fix them tonight or make an alternate choice. 4. Put things where they belong…and grab your vacuum: Put away, recycle, or trash any loose items as applicable. Then, vacuum the entire room, moving furniture as needed. Don’t forget to vacuum lamp shades with the upholstery accessory and reach up into corners to eliminate cobwebs. 5. Secure your computer: If you haven’t done so already, install or renew your computer’s security software. Security software includes anti-virus, anti- spyware, and a firewall. Essentially, these programs help prevent bad things from happening to your computer, like identity theft. Get a computer technician or a computer- savvy friend or family member to help if necessary.
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