Organizing Challenges Mini Challenges: Normal Day-to-Day Life Even though Christmas is coming, it’s important to stay organized in your normal day-to-day life. Here are this week’s mini challenges. 1. Day 1 - Keep important documents safe. Locate all of your important personal and financial documents and lock them up in a fireproof filing cabinet. 2. Day 2 - Get dinner on the table…fast. Hopefully, you have a slow cooker. If you don’t, it’s one of the best things since sliced bread. You prep in the morning, or the night before, turn on the unit in the morning, and you have a dinner hot and ready at dinnertime. Your challenge this week is to purchase a slow cooker if you don’t have one, and then search for and make one new slow cooker recipe. 3. Day 3 - Catch up on laundry. Make a concerted effort to have most of your laundry completed by the end of the week. This means you’ll need to keep up with it during the week, probably doing one to two loads each day. If you have a huge back-up, bring it all to a Laundromat and do it all at once using multiple machines. 4. Day 4 - Maintain your fireplace. Arrange to have your gas or wood fireplace maintained and cleaned. Wood fireplaces need to have the chimney cleaned at least once a year, even if you don’t use it regularly. Besides soot, nests and other debris can fall into a chimney becoming a fire hazard. A yearly check-up also applies to a gas fireplace. Over time, the gas connections in the fireplace can develop leaks which could cause a sudden fire or explosion. Not to mention, the ceramic logs can also begin to deteriorate. Keeping your gas fireplace on a regular maintenance schedule will ensure you have warm and happy memories around the fire. 5. Day 5 - Give a child a toy/game. This is the perfect time of year to go through old board games and toys that are never played with anymore. Donating these types of items will help ensure under-privileged families have special treats to give to their kids this holiday season. 6. Day 6 - Equip your car. Be sure you have a snow brush (or two), a shovel, an ice scraper, and an extra pair of gloves in your car. It’s not fun to have to swipe snow off your car with your jacket sleeve because of lack of preparation. 7. Day 7 - A packet in every pocket. Along with winter comes those pesky winter colds. Place a tissue packet in every family member’s coat pockets, and they’ll be handy when needed. Either purchase those in their own packets, or place a bunch in a small Ziploc bag. Check if replacements are needed weekly...or daily if someone begins sneezing.
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Organizing Challenges Mini Challenges: Normal Day-to-Day Life Even though Christmas is coming, it’s important to stay organized in your normal day-to-day life. Here are this week’s mini challenges. Day 1 - Keep important documents safe. Locate all of your important personal and financial documents and lock them up in a fireproof filing cabinet. Day 2 - Get dinner on the table…fast. Hopefully, you have a slow cooker. If you don’t, it’s one of the best things since sliced bread. You prep in the morning, or the night before, turn on the unit in the morning, and you have a dinner hot and ready at dinnertime. Your challenge this week is to purchase a slow cooker if you don’t have one, and then search for and make one new slow cooker recipe. Day 3 - Catch up on laundry. Make a concerted effort to have most of your laundry completed by the end of the week. This means you’ll need to keep up with it during the week, probably doing one to two loads each day. If you have a huge back-up, bring it all to a Laundromat and do it all at once using multiple machines. Day 4 - Maintain your fireplace. Arrange to have your gas or wood fireplace maintained and cleaned. Wood fireplaces need to have the chimney cleaned at least once a year, even if you don’t use it regularly. Besides soot, nests and other debris can fall into a chimney becoming a fire hazard. A yearly check-up also applies to a gas fireplace. Over time, the gas connections in the fireplace can develop leaks which could cause a sudden fire or explosion. Not to mention, the ceramic logs can also begin to deteriorate. Keeping your gas fireplace on a regular maintenance schedule will ensure you have warm and happy memories around the fire. Day 5 - Give a child a toy/game. This is the perfect time of year to go through old board games and toys that are never played with anymore. Donating these types of items will help ensure under-privileged families have special treats to give to their kids this holiday season. Day 6 - Equip your car. Be sure you have a snow brush (or two), a shovel, an ice scraper, and an extra pair of gloves in your car. It’s not fun to have to swipe snow off your car with your jacket sleeve because of lack of preparation. Day 7 - A packet in every pocket. Along with winter comes those pesky winter colds. Place a tissue packet in every family member’s coat pockets, and they’ll be handy when needed. Either purchase those in their own packets, or place a bunch in a small Ziploc bag. Check if replacements are needed weekly...or daily if someone begins sneezing.
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