10-Hours (or 10-Days) To A Spotless and Organized KitchenWritten by Maria Marsala, Business and Life Coach
Sometimes it helps to organize a room all at once. However, for home-business owners, spending another entire day in house isn't always a desirable thing. What may be more desirable is to spend 60-minutes each day working on a project. The steps below will assist you (as they have me) to reorganize your kitchen.
Day 1 ~~if you don't have a pad on your refrigerator, set aside a piece of paper somewhere in kitchen for next 10 days. Use top part of page for "things to buy" and lower half for other notes. ~~put a chair in middle of kitchen floor and assess what needs to be done. Make a list. ~~start to pay attention to where you are placing things that are in dishwasher. Take a mental note of what items are in cabinets that would be better off somewhere else. ~~take your step ladder out, clean light fixtures and change any bulbs that aren't working.
Day 2 ~~Question: What does an empty box, a step ladder, a telephone book, a cloth, a car and one hour have in common? ~~Answer: They're what you'll need to clean pantry or if you don't have one, your food cupboards. Remove allitems you haven't used in past year... or won't use in next few months. Make sure everything is packed properly for storage. Then you can put unused/unwanted food in box, contact your local non-profit food pantry, and put box in your car (for now).
Day 3 ~~If you have a self-cleaning oven, turn it on when you wake up. If not, spray or clean inside of oven. Then later, rinse it off. ~~Defrost refrigerator. It's good to put everything in coolers then clean when everything is defrosted. Even frost-free's need cleaning every now and then.
Day 4 ~~Put stove burners, other stove and fan parts in dishwasher. Clean top of range and fan. ~~Clean inside of dishwasher and outside of all appliances. Add jet dry to dishwasher.
Day 5 ~~By now you should have a nice list of items you may want to purchase... such as new shelving paper, food or containers, cleaning supplies, ect. So go out, buy yourself lunch, go shopping, and bring box of donated food to your local food pantry. ~~If you don't have a shopping pad on your refrigerator, consider adding "small pad and magnetic strip" to your shopping list. Then when you get home, glue magnet to back of pad. ~~Make your life easier in kitchen. Purchase two inexpensive and dishwasher proof items - a bag of plastic clothes pins and a pair of scissors. Use clothes pins to close bags of chips, cereals, pasta, etc. Scissors that stay in kitchen come in handy for many things.
Go Beyond The Headlines and Hype - Do Your Due Diligence!Written by Gordon Bellows
Whether online or offline, we are constantly exposed to all sorts of headlines and hype that will try to grab our attention for one reason or another. It is important to go beyond headlines and hype, especially when it comes to business opportunities. The four examples below show that your first impression will often change once real story is known.
Example 1 - Angry Wife Uses Scissors on Naked Husband!
What do you think of when you see a headline like this? The real story is different than headline might lead you to believe. My wife is a medical professional, but she still likes to cut my hair at home. She cuts my hair as well as most barbers I have tried. One day, as I was preparing to get into shower, she noticed that haircut from day before was not up to her usual high standards, which made her a little upset. She grabbed a pair of scissors to trim that one spot so that it would blend in with rest. That's all there is to real story. This example clearly illustrates how a headline can be true, and yet very misleading. Headlines like this are a common tabloid tactic.
Example 2 - Only 50 Percent Chance For The Sun To Rise Tomorrow!
Would this headline get your attention? A few people might use twisted logic to tell you such a thing could be true. They say any event has a 50 percent chance of happening and a 50 percent chance of not happening. They might say it with such certainty that some people believe it without hesitation. The sun has been rising for at least thousands of years and any idea of sun not rising tomorrow is totally absurd. Some people might use twisted logic to influence you, so be careful about believing everything you read or hear before you check it out for yourself.
Example 3 - Any and All Credit Applications Are Accepted!
Would this statement from a radio ad get your attention? Suppose you wanted to buy a car and your credit rating wasn't too good. Would this ad make you think that your past credit problems won't matter? After all, a person with a friendly voice spoke words in this radio ad and they sounded so trustworthy. Some people may not realize truth right away, but radio ad said any and all credit applications would be accepted. Nothing was said about chances of application being approved! The radio ad was truthful, but some people may understand something different than what was actually said.