The PJ Pocket Pillow, which has always seemed gorgeous but quite expensive, is now on sale for half off.
Organizing Event for Next Month
In the USA, September is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps. It's a good time for all of us to look at how we might be better prepared for emergencies, and then take steps to improve our readiness. Organizer Margaret Lukens has a blog entitled Preparation Nation, which gives little tidbits of wisdom to help move us along the preparedness path; it's well worth reading (and acting upon).
Organizing Statistics of the Month
Want to take some preparedness steps? Help improve either of the following statistics!
Preparation for natural disasters:
Per AT&T, a national survey reports that "54 percent of households with a landline phone do not have a corded phone set which does not require a/c power for dial tone for use in the event of a power outage." (And if you do have such a phone, can you find it - or is it buried away somewhere?)
Another type of preparedness, not covered by National Preparedness Month:
Per a survey from lawyers.com, 58 percent of adult Americans lack a basic will. (And if you do have a will, do you know where it it? Is it up to date?)
Recycling/Reuse Information of the Month
I often help my clients dispose of items they no longer want, and so I recently went to give away a child's toy on Freecycle - only to discover the item had been recalled. So here's a reminder to check for recalls through the Consumer Product Safety Commission web site, or through Recalls.gov. Simply searching for the product on Google (or another search engine) may also show that a product has been recalled; that's how I found out about the toy I had.
Highlights From My Blog in July
There were 18 entries in my organizing and de-cluttering blog in July. Some of the most popular entries were:
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