Organizing the Year to Come

Keep 2013 Organized Let’s Start Fresh!

We all want to be more organized; we strive to have our lives perfectly sorted and structured to reduce stress and increase productivity. There’s no better time than now to make strides toward overcoming organizational challenges and achieving a clutter-free lifestyle.

And we’re not just talking about cleaning up your living room.

Streamline your skin care
If you’re like most people, your day probably starts in the bathroom. If your medicine cabinet is overflowing with makeup and "miracle creams," take a moment to assess the products you actually use.

One in 3 women clean out their medicine cabinet less than once every 2 years, and more than one-third of women have 20+ products in their medicine cabinet.* By decluttering your medicine cabinet and streamlining your skin care products, you will save time in your daily routine and be ready to tackle the day ahead.

Invest in a product that multitasks, such as the ELASTIderm® Eye Complete Complex™ Serum. This refreshing eye serum does double duty: it helps diminish the appearance of fine lines PLUS it includes caffeine to reduce the appearance of under-eye puffiness.

What’s for dinner?
Of course, you could run out to your closest container store and load your car with storage bins for every room in your house, but what about the things that really make us pull our hair out? If you’re anything like us, figuring out what your family will have for dinner every night is more of a research project than a picnic. Try creating a meal plan for your clan to reduce the daily banter of “What’s for dinner?”

To start, compile a list of the items your family consumes on a regular basis and stockpile your fridge for quick and healthy recipes. Start the meal plan process on Sunday and decide what you will have for dinner for the entire week. By knowing in advance, you will help reduce stress and save money. Not to mention, you will also allow yourself the opportunity to prepare meals ahead of time for the nights when you’re running from work to soccer practice to piano lessons.

Work on it, at work
Frequently overwhelmed by your workload and information overload? Constantly starting projects just to have a new one thrown on your desk right when you’re making headway? Organizing your workspace alone may result in significantly less stress.

Keeping projects from piling up on your desk is key. By having a tidy workspace, complete with furniture that helps you relax, you will be able to ease stress and determine which tasks are the most important. This will allow you to stay focused on the things that are important, rather than just urgent.

Living in a world of organizational bliss feels good, doesn’t it? Leave us a comment below describing other steps you take to declutter your life.

*From a 2012 survey conducted by RedShift on Vaseline’s behalf of 1000 women across the United States.

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