I love giving and getting greeting cards in the mail. Valentine’s day is one occasion where I send hand-made cards. I recommend that those who receive them, display and enjoy them for 2 to 3 weeks. Then toss them. For those of us who want to preserve the cards, do so digitally. Take a photo of the cards, up-load them to the cloud, and revisit them every February 14th. This can be done with all sentimental cards.
Make time in your schedule for 2020 calendar preparations. Use this time to mark special dates, write monthly bill reminders, and note meetings. Birthdays and anniversaries are the first thing I jot down on a new calendar, then work meetings, appointments, events, monthly bills, and tax payments. I also add reminders for events that require preparation. For example if I’m giving a class I give myself a one week and two week event reminder. I find this very helpful in keeping me organized and prepared.
Before the holiday season is upon us take time to clean out the pantry and fridge.
Product dates come in 3 types according to the FDA. Use these dates as your guideline to keep, donate or toss food.
Sell by – tells how long the store can sell foods like meat, poultry, eggs, or milk products; buy it before this date
Use by – tells how long the food will be at peak quality – if you buy or use it after this date, some foods might not be safe any longer
Best if used by (or best if used before) – tells how long the food has the best flavor or quality – it is not a purchase or safety date