Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Organize Your Life Organizer Review

My Friends Jayne and Val over at Guilt Free Business Mother's have put together some lovely words to describe our Organize Your Life e- Organizer. If their words ring true with you, come visit our website and see what we are all about and how we Organize Your Life may be able to help you.

"Are you a list maker with great ideas about things you need to do?
I am. Trouble was, I would write the lists on bits of paper then forget where I'd 'filed' them. Now that's OK if it's the shopping list. But when the lists cover things you might only think about once a year, what then? Great ideas are often lost forever.
I do have a goal book. But my contact list wasn't easy to update. There were also some things about my husband (clothing sizes, preferences) that I would never seem to remember.
But Claire McFee, one of our favourite GFBM Collective experts, is helping me overcome all that with her oh-so-comprehensive Organize Your Life planning system.
Her e-organisers help you keep track of family, money, home and self. And it's that 'self' part that I wanted to mention today.

When I first started using it, I couldn't believe how comprehensive it way. Right down to listing what you want at your funeral! How sensible is that? And what a load it would take off your loved-ones! If you could do with a really comprehensive system, check out Organize Your Life.

Claire has been offering this system for a decade now so it's well tested. And the best thing for me is her advice: you don't have to do it all at once--but at least you know where to find it all and keep building on it!"

Thanks Gals. :)

Till next Time. Happy organizing.

Claire McFee
Author Organize Your Life

Friday, 26 March 2010

Motivated in Minutes Over 1,000 tips on how to get motivated and organized

I recently found a great Organizing / Motivational website with heaps of great resources - Motivation 123. Check them out here.

One of their prodcuts whihc stood out to me was this one. Let me know what you think.

Discover over 1,000 quick and easy tips and ideas to help you get and stay motivated - in minutes! It takes just a single idea to start the chain reaction that changes your life, and now you can have over 1,000 at your fingertips.

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"Your book has opened my eyes to new ideas that really work. So much information and so easy to digest. I thank you and your organization"

MaryLynn Nelson

Happy organizing

Claire McFee

Author Organize Your Life Organizers

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Routine or No routine? Routine any day I say...well most days.

One of my favourite writers - Stephanie Dowrick, wrote a great piece in her Inner Life column in The Age Newspaper recently titled, "The bliss of a routine Life." Stephanie sums up things in such an eloquent but practical way - tying up all those loose ends about how our physical, mental and spiritual worlds can coexist together for the best results.

A lot of people confuse the goal to get organized with being anal and lacking in flexibility and spontaneity. I wholeheartedly disagree with this black and white assertion. The absolute majority of us who try to better Organize Our Lives, do so knowing our lives will never be perfect, nor do we want to be. We however know that making an effort to get organized, can make a huge difference to our satisfaction levels in our life / or our happiness quotient as others refer to it as.

Good organization and routines go hand in hand. In my view, just as much for most adults as it does for children. Stephanie's article mainly focused on the benefits of good routines for those with children, but I believe her ideas cover us all no matter what age. For those of you with children though, here is one few of my favourite quotes from Stephanie's article.

"It is incredibly helpful to parents, and soothing and stabilising for the child, to have predictable rhythms to most days' events." Dowrick goes on to say that although our modern busy lives seem to be at odds with this philosophy the two can go together. Albeit with a bit of pre-planning, organization and of course effort!

"It is understandable that parents should rate flexibility so highly. It's how we tend to live our adult lives, hurtling from one thing to another, multi-tasking madly and responding to what's most urgent, rather than what's most important...."

We can trick ourselves into thinking we are coping just fine with our incessantly busy lives but increasing stress levels; mental illness and stress related physical diseases tell us otherwise.

So it is in all our best interest, kids or no kids to take some time-out occasionally and to pre-plan your day, week etc and see if you can notice the difference in your happiness quotient at the same time.

The more satisfied you are with your life, the better able you are to want to get organized in the first place - as well as have the motivation to stay organized. It's all inter-related of course!

Happy Organizing.

Claire McFee Author
Organize Your Life Organizers

Friday, 19 March 2010

Current Competitions that can WIN you a complete Organize Your Life e Organizer and more!

Insight Magazine has a fantastic Mother's Day competition running. The prizes of which are worth over $3,000 - including a complete Organize Your Life eOrganizer set. For details got the the Insight Magazine Website here.

There is also another competition running at the moment that can also win you a free Organize Your Life e Organizer. The Competition is being run by the Coupon Clippin Mommy Blog. It's easy to enter so what are you waiting for!

Happy Organizing,

Claire McFee Author
Organize Your Life Organizers

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Organize Your Life Fan Page

We finally have a Facebook Fan Page, which is linked to this Blog. So if you are a facebook fan and like the way they operate you can keep in touch that way too. Got to love technology. I even have what they call a Facebook Vanity URL (funny name hey!) for it which is Organize Your Life Fan Page

Charly Leetham of Ask Charly help me set it up. Here is Charly's Facebook Fan Page to check out all her great free techie tips. Charly is a Website techie wizard(ress)who makes the scary seem WAY less so. Thanks a million Charly!

...Busy with a sick child home this week, so got to go tend to him. :)

bye for now,


Claire McFee Author
Organize Your Life Organizers

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Organize Your Life in the Media again - this time about Children and Pocket Money

I was asked to comment for Cheryl Crithcley's Herald Sun parenting Column again. This time on children and pocket money - titled "Cash or chaos?"

Coincidentally Kimberley Davies - x-Neighbours actor - was on the front cover of the Lift Out the article was in - who I was friends with at middle school - In fact we used to dress up as the characters from Anne of Green Gables and act our the story on her parents farm. I'm pleased to see how well she has done over the years. Kim comes from a lovely family -I actually had a crush on one of her brothers way back when. Ahh memories!

Social Analyst David Clarke was also quoted in the article saying "Chores are less of a priority now because kids spend so much time social networking, busy families no longer follow strict routines and life is a lot more ad hoc". Not that it's a good thing though!! He went on to say the "helping around the house is an important part of learning life skills, and pocket money also teaches about finances..."

Less bribing children to do chores and making it part of being in a family and being responsible for their things is important too.

For more tips on how to teach your child about money and when the best time is to start giving your child pocket money, read this article on our Organize Your Life Website.

Claire McFee Author
Organize Your Life Organizers

Monday, 1 March 2010

Organize Your Life Statement of Endorsement from MotherInc; Parenting ideas and more!

Over the years our Organize Your Life Organizer ; Life Planner ; Organizing System -whatever you want to call it !! - has been reviewed and endorsed by lots of lovely people. Here is a recap for our new subscribers / followers:-

Organize Your Life Reviews and Endorsements

"A little bit of sanity returns to the home when you feel your life is organized. Organize Your Life is a whole lot cheaper than therapy!"
MotherInc Founder Claudia Keech

The Organize Your Life Organizer is endorsed by Media Personalities Rebecca LeTourneau - Ch7 Sunrise

& Well known Parenting Expert & Author Michael Grose from Parenting Ideas.

Rebecca Says:-

"I thought Claire said Organize Your Wife, and thought, 'I must get one of those, a wife is just what I need.'

Then she gave me her Organizer. It is the most useful 'organ' I have ever met, I may never need another.

Take my home, take my husband, but please don't take my Organizer.

I would rather give my toddler my entire make-up kit, jewellry box and zip drive for a day, than allow her

a second to tamper with my organizer. Get the picture.Filofax is just another 'F' word to me now -

get Organize Your Life! and control the chaos."

Michael Grose says:-

"Organize Your Life is a comprehensive guide to getting your life under control....The ultimate Organizer, including personal, family, work, health and a whole lot more. A must!"

Claire spoke at Global Company Quiksilver (Parent company of Popular Brand Roxy)

"When we asked Claire McFee to come and speak to Quiksilver’s Inspiring Women Group, we didn’t realise just how inspiring she would be!!!! Claire was exceptionally generous not only with giving up her time but also in sharing her journey with us . This was our very first gathering of women who are looking for inspiration, motivation, support and encouragement and Claire ticked all of these boxes! Claire was down to earth, friendly and really related to our group – thanks again Claire for being such an Inspiring Woman!"

Thanks for the tick of endorsement guys!

Claire McFee Author
Organize Your Life Organizers