In this week’s round-up we take a look at some organisational techniques that will save you space and time, How to pull an all nighter and, while you’re organising your stuff why not see if you’ve got something stashed a way that may be worth a bob or two?
How To Fold Clothes To Save Space – Home Advisor
I have very limited space in my bedroom – and own far too many t-shirts! With just a little change I was able to cram them all into one draw and they don’t get too crumpled either.
You can see how I fold my shirts and stack them in draws (plus find a couple more storage tips) in my Bedroom Organization Post.
How to Organize the Right Way and the Wrong Way – Thirty Handmade Days
This great article from Mique over at Thiry Handmade Days shows you what you’re probably doing wrong when trying to organise all of your stuff and then how you can go about doing it the right way. My top takeaway from the post was not trying to do too much at once, I’m terrible for binge-cleaning and then putting it off again for ages when I should be sorting things out a little every day.
Coffee and Snacks Didn’t Make Me More Productive When I Pulled An All-Nighter. Here’s What Did – INC
Whether you’re cramming for a final or trying to meet a deadline, we’ll all come across a situation when we need to stay up all night to get things done. This article details 3 things that can help you stay on task – one of them is the Pomodoro technique which I’ve covered in detail before so you’ve no excuse not to use it now!
Let’s All Stop Apologizing for the Delayed Response in Our Emails – Science Of Us In NYMag
How many of your emails start with “Hi Mike, Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner”? We seem to have conditioned ourselves in this ever-connected world to expect an immediate response to every status update, instagram, snapchat, tweet and email and when we don’t get one we feel almost abandonded. I guess that’s why we feel the need to apologise for what could be even a minor delay in a response which, according to this great piece by Melissa Dahl, we need to stop doing immediately!
Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative – Huffington Post Lifestyle
I love the sea – it conjours up a lot of happy childhood memories of day trips and holidays, and I often find myself drawn back to it (proximity to the sea was a deciding factor in my choice of university too!). This article from Carolyn Gregoire goes into the deep rooted bond we have with the sea and how it can help us achieve mental balance.
There are many times that we will feel overwhelmed but there are ways to help combat the stress that comes along with juggling responsibilities and priorities. This article by Nicole Dieker covers a variety of ways you can keep your stess levels down – often with a few simple changes to your routine.
4 Things You Must Know if You Want to Be On Time – The Order Expert
As someone who is chronically late I tend to devour everything about timekeeping I can – not that it seems to help any! This article by Rashelle has certainly give me some food for thought – especially avoiding guessing the time (or how long something will take).
How to Overcome the 4 Most Common Obstacles to Getting Up Early – Motivation Grid
Just as I’m always late, regular readers will know that I’m terrible at getting up. I’m night owl anyway, but I now have no problems dropping off to sleep (which I put down to sleep masks keeping out the light from clocks and Cable box displays*). I’ve been tracking my sleep quite a bit and the quality is great but even if I get 8 hours I struggle to drag myself out of bed in the morning, I think I’ll have to try the “Snooze Button” technique described in this article.
Collectible Investments – ABC Finance LTD.
A bit of fun for your final link in this week’s round-up. I used to have a load of Transformers, He-Man and original Star Wars toys. Okay, they were used but they were still in good condition – which is why my Mother decided to donate them to a charity years ago and blow (according to this article) around $50,000 worth of profit! Good job I stole her original Gameboy now isn’t it?!