Tidy Tiger Solutions teaming up with Calahan Solutions, Inc. and other professional organizers and virtual assistants make the most of Get Organized Month January 2010!
Many people use the start of a new year to think of ways in which they can improve their lives, and becoming more organized can help save time and money, increase productivity, enhance one's quality of life, and reduce stress.
Disorganization can have a significant negative effect on your business and personal life. In a recent survey, the Professional Organizers in Canada association found that 53% of us believe we live in a state of "controlled chaos" and that 67% do not know how to begin the task of organizing our lives.Although just about everyone seems to understand the benefits of being organized, it's not always easy to figure out just where to start.
To highlight ways in which people can become more organized in their office, with their time and in their home, professionals from around the globe will be participating in the first ever "Great Organizing Give Away".
Tidy Tiger is proud to be part of this great endeavor and urges you to sign up for Tidy Times Newsletter, collect your free gifts and watch for upcoming announcement soon. All readers will be getting a link to the free gifts and the link to the official website where you can sign up free resources such as eBooks, tip sheets, audio programs and more.
As well as enter into drawings for amazing prizes!!
Information will be categorized into three main categories: your office, your time and your home. Business professionals, parents and students will all find expert material that fits their personal productivity and organization needs.
Sign up now and enjoy free gifts soon.
In today’s world recycling is such an important issue. In every home we have a steady stream of various materials such as cardboard, paper, newsprint, plastic, bottles and cans.
For some it is hard to keep up and the recycle bin can quickly become a big jumbled mess and make recycling a big chore that it just doesn’t need to be.
I know in my building when I go to the downstairs bins where we deposit this stuff I find myself disappointed in some of my neighbors as I find the bins all mixed up with the wrong items. I find paper in the containers bin, cardboard in the newsprint bin and sometimes plastics in with the paper.
I guess it is a hassle to stand down there and separate the items properly and so they just get tossed in any which bin is closest and it seems to me a bit of a shame.
Well to help solve this dilemma and make recycling easy and convenient try setting up a recycling centre in your home to properly sort materials quickly and make recycling a breeze.
What you’ll need:
* Space for it to go. (Decide where and take some measurements so you know what can fit there.)
* 3-5 wide, interlocking bins with open faces and tops to make sorting easy.
* Labels, or even better metal label holders which can be screwed to the front of each bin.
* A dolly, wide enough to hold the bins stacked on top. (Use utility drawer latches to secure the bottom bin to the dolly so it won’t slide off when moved.)
Now the whole bin can be kept in the garage or near the entrance, where it can easily be rolled out to the curb or down to the recycle room of your condo with minimal effort.
Keep in mind for condo living large wheels on dolly serve better to go over thresholds and elevator door cracks.
This week we have the pleasure of receiving some valuable tips on how to preserve your precious memories.
Our organizing partner “Golden Legacy Preserved Ltd” has thoughtfully provided some very good information and if you have photos that you want to make sure stay precious, I urge you to read this article for the full scoop…
Here is a common concern:
"My photos are fading away! I wanted to show to my grandchildren the photos when I was pregnant with their parents, but now is too late; the photos have scratches and have almost completely faded away".
Here is part of the problem:
Chemicals on the photos and slides keep reacting over time. Some color images show marked deterioration in only 10 years turning blue, yellow or red in most cases. The color dyes used in photo prints, slides and negatives will irreversibly decay overtime.
Changes in temperature and humidity produce one kind of fading, changes in lighting conditions are responsible for other kind of fading. The oil in our hands and dust in the environment are also responsible for deterioration that will become more evident overtime.
What can we do to protect our valuable photos?
The decaying process is progressive and irreversible but it can be slowed down by careful storage and handling of the photos.
Color photos will last longer if stored in the dark, in a cool dry location. The worst place to store old photographs is in the basement (too damp) or attic (too hot).
Do not stack them on top of each other, photos are easily scratched and should be stored in archival plastic or paper sleeves. Most inexpensive photo albums could damage the photos. Particularly, avoid albums with sticky adhesive pages.
Be careful when removing fragile photo prints, slides and negatives from boxes, sleeves and photo albums. Avoid touching of surface areas and do not force the photos off from the photo album or from each other.
Another more permanent solution would be to professionally transfer them to CD or DVD.
If professionally scanned, photos can then be digitally enhanced with specialized software to help restore the faded dyes to a point somewhere near to original appearance, depending on the extent of the damage. Some minor scratches could also be repaired by qualified technicians. This solution has many benefits; not only the photos will last a lifetime on a CD or DVD but you can also copy and share them with family and friends all around the world and the quality will never deteriorate regardless of how many times you play them or make copies out of them.
Thank you Golden Legacy for your helpful information, I am sure many readers will learn some important things about storing their precious memories.
To help get your photo in order, call us, Tidy Tiger, yet when you need to have your memories preserved contact Golden Legacy Preserved Ltd
Golden Legacy professionally transfers Photos/Slides, VHS/Camcorder, LP/Cassettes to CD/DVD with great attention to details..
"Golden Legacy Preserved Ltd. has my highest recommendation. What impressed me the most about Golden Legacy was Luis. He has passion and knowledge, so your legacy is in good hands!" Michelle
Visit them today to learn more… www.GoldenLegacy.ca
or call 604-527-0515 to speak with them today.