Make This Year Count …

We have about 13 hours left to 2019 folks! Make It Count . . .

Just enjoy the relaxing music while you’re working, maybe you’re finishing up some lingering projects, getting the home or yourself ready to celebrate tonight.

With everything going on in the world TODAY and throughout the year, take today to relax – reflect – redefine what’s most important to you at this time in your life.

Make 2020 count for you and all your dreams and passions, if I can help in any way – please reach out to me.

Peace Harmony & Happy New Year!

XO Cheryl

This Is . . . Christmas

 

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This is Christmas for you. It does not happen only once a year, but it is a reminder that beyond all of your personal needs and immediate difficulties, you have a greater quest. And as in the life of Jesus, you must come to find this. You must feel it and allow it to emerge. You must recognize that alone you cannot fulfill it because it is not for you alone.

You will wander in the desert, you will experience the temptations of the world, and you will feel the conflict between this greater emerging part of yourself and your personal wishes, preferences, and fears. For, like Jesus, you must allow this greater power and greater purpose to outshine your life, to surround your life and to reorganize and redirect your life. This is Christmas.

Peace Harmony & Joy

XO Cheryl

Let’s Raise Your Game

I have done this several times in my life, just like I know you have. You took a step outside of your comfort zone and did something of great success . . . then life steps into the path. I know when this has happened with me be it sickness, death, my depression. I put myself in the slow lane letting others and success pass me by which was okay at the time because I was on my way to my “Comfort Zone”. For the last couple of years, I have been Raising My Game! I now have zones, but they’re all of comfort and purpose.

I can help move you from the slow lane to the passing lane – while yelling out the window to those that you pass along the way “Don’t choke on my dust”.

Where is it you need help to start getting you on that path of success? Having a clean and tidy space to work and renew your mindset? An organized home to recharge after long hours? Having a place of sanctuary where you can write, design, journal or just have some “Me Time” to revive and refresh for another day? I can help . . . .

Contact me @ (860)961.6824 or email me at cchomeconcierge@gmail.com

Let’s chat! Take advantage of the 40% discount on the Concierge Services we offer.

Transformation by “Getting Things Done!”

Peace Harmony & Raise your game!

XO Cheryl

 

 

 

Rearrangement in Your Home Can Lead to Discovery

 

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How do you want to live in your home? With peace and quiet or with joyous noise? Most of us would probably want a balance of both. If your life swings between solitude and craziness, it’s possible you have created neither the space for peace or joyful noise.

So with the checklist to follow let’s take a look at your home logistics to uncover the physical issues that your home may have.

As you go through the checklist and exercise to follow, you’ll be training your eye and mindset to see your home in a brand-new way by breaking it down into Zones. This exploring process will identify your current worth and fundamental needs. For example, organizing issues. If there is a lack of closet space in your home, you will need to add storage units containers, put up shelving in the most efficient areas to avoid the clutter buildup. It would be much easier to make decisions and changes about the clutter when you’re still in the planning stage than when your life is in total chaos by construction work. Separating the WHOLE into easier workable ZONES makes it easier for your home to function in a logical purposeful rhythm.

What’s Needed in Your Home?

Put a checkmark next to anything that is needed in your current home.

  • Storage Space
  • Meal-Prep Place
  • Security system
  • Suitable Seating
  • Air circulation
  • Dishwasher
  • Phone/Jacks/Cable/Internet
  • A good bed
  • Garden Area
  • Beauty area
  • Enough bathrooms
  • Sound plumbing
  • Wireless technology
  • Enough Parking spaces
  • Play/Creative Area
  • Cupboards
  • Insulation
  • 3-prong outlet
  • Adequate lighting
  • Adult-Only Area
  • Heating Alternatives
  • Bill paying & Filing space
  • Private-Recharge Area
  • Enough hot water
  • Workspace
  • Enough bedrooms
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Quietude/Spa area

Exiting Problems

Which of the following are current problems

  • Crowded quarters
  • Inadequate cooling & heating
  • Household/Construction dust
  • Humidity/dryness
  • Pests-rodents/insects/termites
  • Annoying neighbors
  • Toxicity (carbon monoxide, radon, asbestos
  • Mold/Mildew
  • Noise
  • Too much light in rooms
  • Lack of privacy
  • Clutter & Disorganization
  • Structural damage
  • Water damage leaks

Safety and Security Elements

Which safety and security elements are missing from your home?

  • Deadbolts and Door locks
  • Window Locks
  • Alarm systems
  • Security lighting
  • Smoke & Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Fire extinguisher & escape ladder
  • Trimmed bushes
  • Well-Lit entries and pathways
  • Reliable home sitter
  • Gas & Water shutoff valve
  • Internet firewall
  • Baby-safe products

Exercise #1 – Home Journal

*What issues need a better balance in your life?

*What changes can you make in your home in order to support the balance?

Take a few moments to explore ideas and possibilities:

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Peace Harmony & Happy discovering!

XO Cheryl

Storing Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

Storing Thanksgiving leftovers

  1. Don’t Try To Stick an Entire Leftover Turkey in Your Fridge or FreezerI don’t cook turkey myself,  but my Mom would have me divide the bird into turkey bones for Bone Broth and put the turkey slices in Ziploc (store enough to serve 4)
  2. Store Leftover Cranberry Sauce in Glass or Plasticif you store it in a glass container instead of pouring over the turkey before storing it will stay fresher longer.
  3. Remove Stuffing From Turkey Before Refrigeratingto avoid cross-contamination it should be removed from the bird before storing it.
  4. Don’t Bother Freezing Those Cooked Potatoes!Mash potatoes freeze well, baked and roasted don’t!
  5. Contrary to Popular Belief, Pumpkin Pie Freezes Just FineYou can store a baked pumpkin pie in the freezer and, although the texture might be slightly affected, it should taste exactly the same.
  6. Apple Pie Can Be Left Out For a Couple of Days, Not Pumpkin! Leftover pumpkin pie needs to be refrigerated almost immediately, but this isn’t the case with apple pie. 
  7. There’s Nothing Wrong with Freezing Leftover WineI’m not crazy . . . it may not maintain the same body or bouquet, but refrigerated or frozen wine is still a perfect cooking ingredient, especially over the colder months in soups, stews, and sauces. (I learned this years ago from Julia Childs – that chick knew wine!)
  8. Don’t Keep Bread in the FridgeIt’s perfectly fine to leave bread out, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with freezing it, but the bread shouldn’t be refrigerated because doing that will make it dry out and become stale. (I learned this from my “Bread Baker” husband!)

Peace Harmony & Bon Appetite’

XO Cheryl

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