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Finding Life's Corners - Solving the Puzzle One Piece at a Time

Organization Quotes

Inspiration can come from multiple sources. These organizing quotes come from people in all walks of life such as politicians, philosophers, authors, and fictional characters. Continue reading →

Posted by Heidi in Space, 0 comments

Meal Planning for Beginners

I used to come home from a long day at work tired and stressed, and then have to decide what’s for dinner. Hamburger helper, anyone? As I discovered in my own life and verified while researching for my decision fatigue post, my brain clocks out at that time of day. I dreaded the daily dinner decision, and so I turned to meal planning to solve it.

I didn’t do anything scientific. My husband and I would just think of a few meals we’d like to eat that week and jot them down. Often we would make some meal decisions at the grocery store as well. We were childless and both working full-time, so that worked for us. When I cut down my working hours, some of my goals were to cook more from scratch and spend less on our groceries. Continue reading →

Posted by Heidi in Habits, 0 comments

Balancing a Check Register

Keeping a check register is the first step. You can find the article about setting up a check register here. The second step is balancing it to your bank statements. This step is important because it verifies that your check register has an accurate available balance. You can balance using your online transaction history but I find it is easier to keep track of by using monthly statements (you may want to print these from your computer if you get e-statements so that you can write on it).

What You Will Need

  • Your check register
  • Your bank statement
  • A pencil and eraser

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Posted by Heidi in Money, 0 comments

How to Keep a Check Register

I do not think keeping a check register is necessary for everyone these days. Technology makes it easy to quickly check our bank account balance and see what transactions have cleared. For many people, that is enough.  However, in my banking career I saw many people who would benefit from a deeper understanding of their bank account balance. The people this would most benefit are those who have little or no ‘cushion’ in their bank account and those who like to write physical checks.

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Washing Dishes Made Easy

Washing dishes is probably my least favorite chore. It’s never-ending. If I wear gloves, they don’t fit well or get holes. If I don’t wear, them my hands get chapped! Seeing my counter covered in dirty dishes is one of those things guaranteed to overwhelm me. In this post we’ll talk about ways to make washing dishes easier so you don’t get the post-mealtime blues. Continue reading →

Posted by Heidi in Habits, 4 comments

Managing To-Do Lists

I like to think I remember everything. Over time I’ve learned that’s not true, so I write things down. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so it seems like there’s always something I want to be doing or improving on. Soon my to-do list is a novel of its own and I’m too overwhelmed to do anything at all. That completely defeats the purpose of having the list in the first place!

Over time I’ve developed systems to help me to keep a to-do list without letting it control me. Continue reading →

Posted by Heidi in Mind, 12 comments