Saturday, November 21, 2009

Organization Plus Annouces Our Facebook Fans Page

Organization Plus is excited to announce that our Facebook Fans Page went live yesterday at 5:45 am.

Consider becoming a fan and invite your friends to join you.

Special thanks to my marketing coach, Charlene St. Jean, of The Purple Diamond, for designing it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thanksgiving Action Plan for a Hassel Fress Holiday

Thanksgiving "Action Plan" for a Hassel Free Holiday

Today I saw an ad for a new pill that you can take to reduce holiday stress.
My reaction was, "It is really sad that people are so stressed at holiday time.

Having an "action plan" will make preparing for your guests easier and less stressful.

NOW is the time to create your "action plan".

1) Plan menu and decide what you are going to make and what you want others to bring.
If other people will be bring food tell them what you would like them to bring.

2) Make a list of what food and supplies you will need.
Categories to consider:
Fresh Produce
Cheese, Chocolate & Flowers
Other: Linens, paper goods, table decorations,etc.

3) Purchase non-perishable items, beverages.

4) Place order for fresh turkeys, baked goods, and prepared food.

5) Plan what foods you can make ahead and schedule time on your calendar make

6) Day before: Write out menu and cooking and heating schedule (include oven or stove
top temperature).
Put out platters, bowls, dishes and serving pieces and put a post-it
each labeled with what it is for.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not self-clean your oven just before a holiday. The intense
heat may cause the temperature control to mal-function.

I usually have large groups for holidays and with an "action plan" I am able
to relax and enjoy my company. For major holidays I hire help to heat up the food and clean up so that I can be a "happy hostess". If you are cannot that ask for help.

Best wishes to you and your guests for a Happy Thanksgiving!

Organization Plus

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Give memories this holiday season.

Strapped for cash. Give memories this holiday season.

Shop in your own photo stash and surprise someone special to you with a gift of memories. One of my colleagues, Midge Gravelese, can help you create Creative Memories.

Midge Gravelese
978-921-1643 Home or Cell 617-285-0900
SHOP 24/7
StoryBook & PhotoCenter #89482032

Need help finding your photos among the clutter, call 978-922-6136 for a 3 Hour Transformation.

Donate Halloween Candy to the Troops 11/13/09

Donate leftover Halloween candy to the troops. Soldiers Angels will send to troops. Bring to Briscoe Middle School, in Beverly, MA. FINAL collection day there is Friday the 13th. Final day overall is Wednesday, November 18th, at the Dane Street Church.

A sweet way to say thank you to our troops.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

November Book Collection

One of my colleagues, Nancy Gallant, of Time Well Spent, has set a goal to collect 1,000 books this month to be donated.

Donations will be given to
More Than Words and The Lynn Community Health Center
and a few may be placed in the * S.O.S. Resource Library

Drop-Off Day @ Time Well Spent ~
Saturday Nov. 21, 10-4~
89 Turnpike Rd/Rte 1
Office #209
Ipswich, MA 01938

Contact Nancy Gallant to schedule
alternative drop-off arrangements.
Cellphone: 617.548.6340 (call or text)

*The S.O.S. Resource Library is a space within Time Well Spent that has over 300 books.

Showcasing ~ Time Well Spent at the annual North Shore Women in Business Showcase, November 12th, 3:30-7:30 @ the Danversport Yacht Club. It's free of charge, open to the public and features many fabulous local businesses, including products for sale ~ an opportunity for great local holiday shopping and networking!

New solution for kitchen clutter.

Have plastic containers been causing clutter in your kitchen for years?
Have you been frustrated searching for the right cover?

The search is over. The answer is EASY FIND LIDS, only from Rubbermaid.
The lid fits right under the container.

Check the coupon section of today's Sunday paper for a $$ saving coupon for them.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Holiday Organization and Planning

Holiday Organization and Planning

The 34 days between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day are the most chaotic time of year for many people.

Getting organized for the holidays will save you time and money and reduce your stress.

Everyone is so strapped for time that the best advice I can give you is to ask for help.

Whether it is planning the office party, or having people at your home, make a list of what you need to do yourself and what you can ask others to do.

Holiday Shopping...

Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is the busiest shopping day in stores and in cyberspace.

If you shop at the mall, note stores that you need to go to according to their location. It will save you miles of mall walking.

Shop locally, it will save you time and gas.

List gifts to buy by store, i.e. toys, electronics, books.

Have people circle items wanted in catalogues.

Have ship to and credit card information available when shopping or placing orders.

Shop early for gifts that have to be mailed.


Save time - use automated systems in Post Office lobbies instead of standing in line. has mailing options, including purchasing stamps.

Send all of your overseas gifts before Thanksgiving.

Most people have too much stuff, too little space.

Consider giving gift certificates, which are no hassle to wrap, and can be purchased online, or even at the supermarket.

Give A Gift of Time...

Gift Certificates from Organization Plus will give what people want most, a gift of time.

The perfect way to help get that disorganized person in your life on the right track.

Have a great holiday season!