Wednesday, 22 July 2009

I'm only human - and I forgot....

Hopefully you can learn from my mistake...

We went to Melbourne on the weekend, namely for Neil and I to have a romantic night away - using a free nights accommodation we had, as part of a Discounted Hotel Club Membership that was about to expire. Due to building our house over the past year we haven't had a chance to use the free night let alone take advantage of any other discounted accommodation...

Anyway you can imagine my disappointment when we arrived to check in and were told(even though I had booked the accommodation online using my membership number etc) that we wouldn't be able to get the free night without presenting the actual membership card - no exceptions!!! (unless I was to sign up for another year with them then and there. Hmmmmm.) I was not a happy camper I can tell you, but kept my cool. It obviously wasn't the hotel staff who were responsible for such a silly rule and they were great, giving us a discounted rate and 2 free breakfast.

Apparently it states somewhere in the very long 'terms and conditions' that you have to have your card on you to get your free night - something most people including me don't usually read word for word, so more than suss in my book. How many others are caught out in the same way. My purse is overloaded enough as it is!

So if you are part of any Discounted Accommodation Groups don't make the same mistake I made. Suffice to say on principle we didn't sign up with them again - I don't take kindly to being bribed!

There's always a silver lining though. In this case, the good thing to come out of it is that Emma - our 10 year old daughter - and I are going to have a 'girls night' after her Tutor Session in Geelong (an hour away). So we can still use the free night before it expires in a week. Emma is thrilled and I know we will have a memorable time just the two of us.

Some friends would have a good laugh about this - having a business called Organize Your Life and not being organized enough to prevent this happening. Oh well. I'm only human after all!

Till next time.

Claire McFee
co Creator - Organize Your Life Organizers

Friday, 17 July 2009

Get Organised Quote

Out Friend Carol Posener over at ''Get Organised' just sent her most recent Newsletter and it had a lovely quote I wanted to share with you. Here'tis:-

‘The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak’

20th century abstract expressionist painter Hans Hoffman

I love a good quote that helps motivate, inspire, move, educate or just plain makes you 'think' don't you!?

What are your favourite inspiring quotes?

another favourite one of mine is: "The mind is like a parachute, best when open."

and another.... "Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do but doesn't get you anywhere."

Claire McFee

co Creator - Organize Your Life Organizers

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

A funny Birthday Gift to help clean the house more easily!

It was my birthday recently and a friend gave me an hysterical present that I had to share with you - see above. To explain the gift - although I LOVE decluttering and organizing my 'stuff', unfortunately the same can not be said for cleaning my house. I do it of course - just not as happily and certainly without wasting time 'overdoing' it - if you know what i mean!

A great quote that sums up my view on this goes like this:-
"What will be more important on your death bed - the sparkle of the kitchen floor or the sparkle in your children's eyes?"

Anyway my gorgeous friend Michelle gave me these Slipper Genie's that you can wear to clean the floor at the same time! Who would've thought!

For tips on how to Organize Your House and everything in it choose from over 100 Organizing articles on our website starting with this one - "10 Easy Tips to Organize Your House"

Claire McFee
co Creator - Organize Your Life Organizers


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Claire McFee
co Creator - Organize Your Life Organizers

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Hear about Olivia Newton-John's 30 days of health and wellbeing?

I recently read about a great initiative by Olivia Newton-John called the 30 Days of Health and Wellbeing Challenge. It is partly to help build the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital.

As part of this promotion there is Product Giveaways and discounts & Expert Advice. If you need a bit of extra motivation and support when it comes to your Health, Wellbeing and fitness, then this is a great Initiative to be a part of. So get organized and click go to their website to join up and help this great cause!

The Olivia Newton-John 30 days of Health and Well being.

Claire McFee
co Creator - Organize Your Life Organizers

I love the Free Living Now Magazine so much I'm paying to subscribe to it!

I have been reading Living Now on and off for a few years now and always find it a very informative and interesting read. (see below for a description of what they are about.)

They are a free magazine but also have subscriptions to receive the magazine at your doorstep. As a result of the Global Financial Crisis the continuity of the magazine is in jeopardy. Editor Elisabeth Stephens asked readers to help out if they could, to ensure the viability of the Living Now. I think it is a valuable enough magazine to do so and thought some of you may be interested in doing the same.

"LivingNow is Australia’s favourite long-running holistic publication, with around 400,000 readers of the print magazine throughout four states - VIC, NSW, WA, and QLD.

We publish stories and information to support the complete integration of body, mind, emotions and soul. We seek to contribute to the growth of humanity in coming to understand that we are all connected. We believe we all have the power to make a difference by expanding our own perceptions and beliefs."

click here to find out more about the LivingNow Magazine.

Regular readers will know I am big on Personal Development and Personal Growth - and Living Now helps promote this in people in a nurturing and productive way.

Hope you find it interesting too.

Claire McFee
co Creator - Organize Your Life Organizers