Resolutions for the New Year!

Happy New Year!  Every year there are those resolutions that by the end of the third week in January are tossed aside like road-kill.

Most resolutions are to lose weight, stop smoking, or drinking and to get organized.  I have to do only one of those and I will let you guess which one.  But for the rest of you who need help with getting organized I have a few great organizing tools to help get you organized quicker, easier and prettier.

Reisenthel makes the coolest storage boxes that are beautiful to look at on a shelf or in your closet. It hides items (I store my summer shoes in one of them) that you want hidden away but in the loveliest way.  They come in three sizes, large (20.1X11.6X16.1 inches); medium (16.1 X 9.8 X 12.6 inches), and small (14.2 X 7.9 X 10.2 inches).  All fold flat when not in use and come in Fleur black, sand and flora. You can buy them at these websites:  or

There is a new Shark on the horizon (it’s safe to go into your kitchen again) it’s a 2 in 1 VAC then STEAM cleaning system.  It’s a complete cleaning system for hard wood and tile.  It’s lightweight, fun to use and it works—which is the best thing when you buy a product and it works. It makes the tile in my bathroom look almost new again—a feat when you think the building I live in was built in 1960. Too bad the shark 2 in 1 VAC then steam won’t clean the walls as well as it cleans the floors.  You can buy this at

But the best organizing tool out there is one calendar that works for you. I love my Franklin Covey calendar and it’s really the only one that has worked for me—and I have tried them all: the online ones, apps for my droid and other specialty calendars.  But a new one that works for me is called the Family-Time-Mine ( –there is a large area to write so my handwriting fits and I do not have to write so tiny I can hardly read it.  There are areas to make lists and perforate the list to take it with you and of course there are stickers to make looking at the calendar fun. Now, if only it would fit into my Franklin Covey binder I would be a very happy camper.

Have an Organized Day!

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