Unusual organizing/money tip

Unusual organizing / money saving tip Onto my unusual tip – We got our 3rd booster shot last week and we got it at Safeway (also known as Albertsons in other cities).  I knew they gave a discount coupon for flu, pneumonia, and shingles shots, but apparently also for the covid vaccine shots.  We get all…

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Kitchen Organization

cans and jars

Kitchen Tips Below are some tips for organizing your kitchen: Instead of buying silverware organizers shaped for forks and spoons, buy ones that have rectangular sections, Now you can hold two items in one section, i.e. small and large forks together or small fs with small spoons in one section.  Also consider the expandable trays.…

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Did it Expire?

Did It Expire? One day I realized that I never checked my condiments. How long were they good? Did they have an expiration date on them.? In particular I was reaching for the Worcestershire Sauce bottle.  You see I never use it.  So why do I have it?  My husband uses it. And he takes…

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It’s New Year’s Resolutions time!

It’s New Year’s Resolutions time! It’s that time of year.  New Year’s Eve is here. This year you are probably celebrating at home sitting in front of a fireplace, and watching a movie.  Covid has pretty much dampened any group celebrations. Usually you’re at a party celebrating with friends and everyone is asking each other…

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Simplify Your Life

Birthday cards

  I decided to do some pitching.  I pitched 90% of all the literature I had picked up from our travels.   I really don’t need them.  Since we don’t travel much except to see family, I decided they were taking up good space.  And even if we do go back to those cities, I doubt…

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I am in the Work from Home article – Costco July mag

Work from Home - Eileen Roth

I It’s July.  And it’s hot here – 110 in the shade!  This month I was featured in the Costco magazine.  (see below)  The reporter did a whole section of articles on  Working from Home and used Costco members.  I was one of the chosen sources.  In fact I was quoted in the gold box…

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Stuck? Try the Pomodoro Technique

June 20th was National Productivity Day.  How productive have you been?   The best way to get things done is to plan.  Create a schedule that works for you.  If children are home, you need to double plan –  plan for the kids and yourself.  If the kids are under school age, it’s a little…

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Fun Activities to do at Home

I hope you’re all sheltering at home.  I know it’s hard not to have the freedom to come and go as you please. I’ve kept my husband home.  He’s only allowed in the backyard due to health issues.   It took me 2 weeks and at least 6 stores to be able to get extra toilet…

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What’s your Secret Remedy?

Between my hip bursitis pain and my husband’s stroke, we’ve had 8 therapy appointments a week since December, 4 each.   Next week my husband starts vision therapy to correct his missing left visual field.  If it helps, he might be able to drive again in 3-4 months. With driving back and forth to therapy appointments, I’ve…

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Remove Knick Knack Distractions from your Desk

The second group of distractions to remove from your desk are items that fall into three different groups. Knick Knacks There really is no reason to have knick knacks on your desk.  They are a true distraction because you look at them and several thoughts probably come into your mind in seconds: I love that…

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