By Cozette Eldridge, Field Representative

Most people want an organized home. Is it easy for you to organize your home or life? Or do you struggle with clutter, not accomplishing the things you want to do? Even if you feel your life is in total disarray, you can make simple changes to get more organized. The key is your desire to make some simple, be necessary changes. A few organizing tips can start the progress.                                                                             Begin your day by thinking about what you would like to accomplish by the end of the day. Write you goals down, considering the time it may take to finish each one. Make sure your goals are realistic and can be completed by the end of the day. If you set more goals than you can finish, you may get discouraged and quit.               

It helps me to make a list of the things I want to accomplish for the week instead of the day. I start each day by looking at the list and identify key objectives for completion. Making a weekly list allows me to feel like I get to create each day as it comes, instead of being a slave of daily things “to do”. I also allows me to work around interruptions. Use lists as guides.                                                                               

Organized people are able to prioritize activities and differentiate between important and urgent tasks. You want to complete activities that are both important and urgent first, followed by items that are important, but not necessarily urgent next.                                                                                                                                             Keep track of appointments and meetings by putting reminders in your phone, or write them on a calendar that you check daily. The key to an organized home is to assess your clutter. Clutter drains energy, steals time, and contributes to a feeling of disarray. Make sure everything has a place, put the item back in its place after you’ve used it. If items you have are no longer serving a purpose, consider throwing them away or give them to someone who can use them.                                                   Developing organizing skills can be learned. Many of us may never do it as naturally as some people, but if you want your life to flow more easily, it’s worth experimenting with the tips that are mentioned here. If you lighten the load in your home, you will also lighten the load you carry within and become a happier person.

SENIOR CENTER LUNCH MENU     SEPT. 16 – SEPT. 20                     

MON. Crab Salad, Lettuce/Tomato, Egg, Tomato Basil Soup, Roll, Fruit                                                                                                                 

TUES. Chicken Breast, Grilled Tomato Sauce, Noodles, Italian Vegetables, Fruit                                                                                                                       

WED. Sub Sand., Lettuce/Tomato/Onion, 3 Bean Salad, Carrot/Raisin Salad, Orange                                                                                                                  

THURS. Beef Patty/Bun, Tomato/Lettuce/Onion, Mixed Vegetables, Cantaloupe                                                                                                                    

FRI. Baked Pork Roast, Corn Muffin, Broccoli, Tossed Salad, Banana, Dessert