With the economy still struggling to get back to normal, many people are redefining their careers. Many because they have been let go by their employers and don’t have a choice, but many others because the time simply feels right to make a change.
As a professional change agent, I feel that this is the perfect time to make significant changes in your life. When there is chaos and disorder, change (more…)
With the wide variety of clothing choices for women, it is often difficult to determine what to wear during the job interview process. I always advise clients to research the company they are interviewing with to determine (more…)
Many of my clients are stuck in the muck of their scrap booking projects. Scrapbook inertia is a common phenomenon. It often comes from wanting to make your pages perfect or simply not knowing where to begin.
Perhaps you can’t figure out how to (more…)
1. Learn to say NO
“Life is a journey, but it is not a race. Do yourself a favor and slow down.” Richard Swenson, MD
Thanks for the great tips on sock organization…. It seems to be working great…but I have a challenging question in regards to seasonal clothing. My family of four is deep (more…)
This one is from Maria Bailey of Blue Suit Mom fame and BSM Media. I love it!
If one of her four (God bless her!) teenagers want to go somewhere or do something, they have to answer these questions:
Who are they going with?
What will they do?
How will they get there?
Where will they be?
When will they be home?
Over the years she has had to abridge these rules a bit. Now her teenagers have to write it down on an index card before they ask. If their wish is granted, the card goes on the fridge for the duration of the event. When they call at 9 pm saying they will be late, she no longer has to hear, Mom, I said 10 pm since it is in print!
Another addendum to the rules is, no changes to the agreement once the wheels of the car are in motion. Savvy parenting, go Maria!
I received a question the other day that made me search for more information. You might have wondered this as well so I thought I would ask an expert and answer in detail.
Dear Kathi -I ordered moving boxes and supplies and received three sizes of moving boxes in my moving kit. I am not sure what I should place in each of the different sized boxes?
Professional movers use standard sizes of moving boxes so they can consistently pack specific items into each different size with the goal of providing the maximum level of protection. Also, professional quality moving boxes are sized to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. These boxes effectively stack on top of each other in a moving truck or a storage unit. The 3.0 fits on top of the 4.5 etc. This helps save you money on the cost of your move, as movers are faster and more efficient.
It is a fact that if you pack your belongings in the right size of moving box, you will have greater protection of your valuables from moving damages.
All Purpose Moving Box-1.5 Cubic- The most important size of moving box is the 1.5 cubic, otherwise known as the All Purpose Moving box. This size of moving box is actually the smallest of the moving boxes, but it is the one that is recommended by professional movers for most of your belongings.
The reason why this box is so valuable is you can put just about anything in it, fill it to the top and not worry about it becoming too heavy to lift. After all, one book is not heavy on it’s own, but 100 books are. The great news is with the All purpose moving box, you can put any items that you want inside of the box, fill it to the top, seal it and know your valuables are protected and it isn’t too heavy.
The Kitchen Moving Box-3.0 Cubic- This size of box is most useful in the kitchen to put large woks, large pots and appliances in like toaster ovens. This size of box can also be used to pack folded clothes.
The Large Pillow Box- 4.5 Cubic- This box is a size that some professional movers chose NOT to recommend to their clients. The reason is that so many people think that bigger is better and they want to pack most of their home in this box. This is a big mistake.
The box will easily become too heavy to lift if you put anything other than very lightweight items like pillows or light plastic toys. This box is great to have to put pillows is. Other than that, be very careful.
The wardrobe box is more expensive than the others because it is designed to support the heavy load that clothes has on it.
Hope this helps!
Article compliments of Moving Box Delivery:
Moving Box Delivery provides recycled moving boxes and moving supplies to help take the stress out of moving and make moving easier and less costly.
When preparing to move, many folks don’t know where to start. The key is to establish a plan to stay organized leading up to and during the move.
Many people think of moving day as being a “day event,” otherwise known as “moving day.” When in actuality, effective planning of your move should be looked at more like the planning of a wedding. It is an event that requires planning weeks and sometimes months in advance. The more you are able to chunk what is needed to be done into smaller parts, the less overwhelming it will be.
Organizing a move breaks down into 8 major parts.
2. Donating or Recycling Items You No Longer Want
In San Diego you can donate to many wonderful charities, one of my favorites being the following:
3. Selecting your moving vendors
4. Start packing early
5. Don’t change your routine during the moving process
6. Make Sure to Have Everything packed in moving boxes BEFORE your movers arrive.
Note: My colleague Jerry Berzanski, President of Discount Movers has graciously provided these professional moving tips.
I do not wear any makeup and have long hair. Is there a minimum amount of makeup that is considered appropriate (i.e. lipstick, mascara, etc)?
I have also noticed professional women tend to have short hair. My hair is always clean and tidy, but I’m not sure (more…)
Finding the right size clothes is often a very mysterious and painstaking process. Today, a woman who always used to fit into size 8 clothing will probably find clothes that fit and are labeled from sizes 6-10.
My clients often ask – how does this happen? Well, chaos (more…)