Clear the Clutter

Kick the Habit…What’s Yours?

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Today is  what I am calling “Think About it Thursday”.

Are you ready to reach for your dreams?  So, what do you need to do? You need to be sure you are not stuck in one place.  How are you going to do it …… by not falling into one of these bad habits.  Thank you Ilya Pozin.

#1 – Being a Lone Wolf.  Is this an easy trap for you? Do you work well independently and in a group? What do you do to make sure you don’t isolate? To make sure I don’t fall into this, I brainstorm with other consultants (family and friends), looking for ways to play well with others (even those who push my buttons) and stretching my collaborative muscles.

#2 – Saying Sorry.  Okay, so how many of you find yourself apologizing even when there is no need?  I know I am not alone.  I am grateful for a hubby who asks “why are you apologizing” whenever there is no need.  Did you know “Saying sorry about every little thing implies you are constantly making mistakes, and can undercut your position in the office and with managers.”  I am guessing it works with my family, friends, customers and my team, too.

#3 – Taking on Every Project.  Do you want to take on every project? Are you ready to jump in when others share their success, figuring it worked for them so it will work for me?  I have done this often, personally and professionally, so I have crashed and burned on several things because it wasn’t for me.  Do you find saying the word “no” is hard? It is time to protect your time and talents remembering quality is better than quantity.

#4 – Being Negative.  Are you a Negative Nellie? I am grateful my hubby quickly point out when I start the morning with a rain cloud over my head.  Do you find most times when this happens, you are playing the comparison game?  The “what if” with Doubtful Debbie joining the party.  On the outside, I have a positive attitude rolling with the punches with Negative Nellie waiting to burst out onto the scene.

#5 – Doing Things the Way They’ve Always Been Done.  I know you have heard this before – “If you do the same thing all the time, you will get the same results”. So, if you are not happy where your business is at or you are not happy with your life is – CHANGE IT!  Not all changes will work, take it from one who has tried LOTS then crashed and burned.  But if you don’t try, you won’t know and just maybe, you will find a new approach to life and your business.


#6 Being Disorganized.  Get organized and stay organized.  I admit on some days, my desk looks like a hot mess and on those days, I feel like I am spinning my wheels.  Some would say getting organized (or cleaning your office) is not joy producing so it should not take up a lot of time.  The truth is, if you don’t take the time to get a handle on the pile of desktop debris (or messy house), you may never build and grow in your business (or in your life).  Harsh words but so true because you are constantly spinning your wheels and getting no where.  Did you know “Every year, Americans spend on average nine million hours looking for things they’ve misplaced.”  Imagine how much time you have spent looking for things?

What is the bad habit holding YOU back from success in your business or moving forward in your life. If you tackle these habits head-on, you might just find yourself moving on up the ladder.  Share in the comments!

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Travel Tips

More Camper Tips


We have officially entered into the busiest vacation time of the year!  That is what studies have shown – the first 2 weeks in August.  In just a few short weeks, many will be heading back to school.  I can’t believe that the summer is halfway done.

When you’re packing for an RV trip, do you ever feel like you have three times more stuff than you do space? Is it hard to imagine how you will fit all the food, clothes, camp chairs, and various hoses (not to mention the kids and the dog!)? Well, you’re not alone. Even those with the largest RVs have space issues.

But wait! We are here to help. The key to making the most of your small space is organization.

1.  Are you planning on remodeling your camper?  Slide out surfaces in general can be huge space savers:

And if you were planning a remodel, slide out surfaces in general can be huge space savers:  

2. Use coat hangers and binder clips to corral toiletries.  Keep them from sliding all over the counter or having to dig them out of a suitcase every time you need them.

Use coat hangers and binder clips to corral toiletries.

3.  Elastic and staples keep first aid supplies secure.Elastic and staples keep first aid supplies secure.

4.  Use these compartmentalized hanging containers for toiletries.Use these compartmentalized hanging containers from Ikea for toiletries.    13173967_1051558348216650_5173870847883165357_n

5.  A flat toilet paper holder makes a space-saving towel rack.

 5.  Use magazine holders for books and art supplies.

Use magazine holders for books and art supplies.

6.  Add a tension rod to the underside of a table for a paper roll.
Add a tension rod to the underside of a table for a paper roll.
7. Add command hooks to the inside of your cabinets.

Add command hooks to the inside of your cabinets.

 8. Take advantage of vertical space by placing dishes in a dish cradle.

Take advantage of vertical space by placing dishes in a dish cradle.

9. Get a ceiling-mounted paper plate dispenser.

Get a ceiling-mounted paper plate dispenser.

 10. Shoe organizers provide convenient storage anywhere.

Shoe organizers provide convenient storage anywhere.

11. Mount cleaning supplies and other long items to the ceiling with brackets.

Mount cleaning supplies and other long items to the ceiling with brackets.RV Organization Tips

12. Hang coiled hoses from nylon velcro straps.  They’ll dry more readily.Hang coiled hoses from nylon velcro straps.

13.  Use a broom clip to store your flashlight inside the door, or by the bed.RV Organization Tips

14.  If your RV has under the bed storage consider vacuum bags for extra bedding and towels. Don’t have a vacuum? Then hang on to those vinyl bags that new bedding comes packaged in. They won’t be as compact as the vacuum compressed ones but they will keep things tidy under your bed.

Let us know what you think in the comments below. Have you tried any of these tips, or do you have other great RV organization tips to share with us?

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!


Home Organization

How to Organize Your House

Thank you  for today’s organization tips..

Believe it or not, organizing your home isn’t rocket science. The basics of learning how to organizeyour space are actually pretty simple; the difficult parts are taking the first step and staying committed.


Living Room

  • Form and Function Storage Options – Solutions like storage ottomans and coffee tables with hidden storage are ideal for the living room.
  • Everything Has a Home – One of the key principles of organization is “everything has its place” and that’s never more true than in the living room–the one room that is the public face of your home.
  • Have a Catchall Option – When company arrives unexpectedly it is handy to have a basket or a trunk that can be used for temporary storage of games, books, and more.









  • Banish Junk Drawers – One of the most important ways to organize your kitchen is to banish the junk drawer.
  • Label – Labeling everything from food storage jars to shelves is ideal in the kitchen. There’s little doubt about where things go when there is a label.
  • Must Haves Only – Pare down those kitchen multitaskers and only keep what you truly need to get dinner on the table.
  • Create Stations – From a coffee and tea station to a food prep station setting your kitchen up smartly is key.

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  • Under the Bed Storage – Don’t forget about adding drawers, boxes or bins under the bed for added organization spaces.
  • Organize Your Closet – While it may seem like a herculean task, make sure to tackle your closet. Make the room that when you add a new item, you need to get rid of one in its place.
  • Jewelry and Accessory Storage Solutions – Spend time organizing your jewelry and other accessories to they are easier to find.



  • Shoe Storage is a Must – Some kind of shoe storage is a necessity to keep your entryway from being cluttered–and so you can find your other shoe.
  • Pare Down the Coat Closet – Get rid of those old coats that don’t fit anymore and donate them to charity.
  • Add Lockers, Cubbies to Avoid the “Drop Zone” – To keep the entrance to your home clutter-free, add cubbies, lockers, a coat rack, hook rail or some other solution for the coats and bags that always accumulate there.

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Home Office

  • Control Wires – Add wire storage to keep help your office feel neater.
  • Schedule Filing Time – If your desk is always at risk of triggering a paper avalanche, schedule filing time every week to keep on top of things.
  • Keep Your Workstation Clear – Store aware unnecessary office accessories
  • Cut Down on Paper – One way to cut down on paper records is with recordkeeping apps like Shoeboxed and Evernote.



  • Essentials Only – If you are wondering how to organize in the bathroom one way is to rid the bathroom of everything but only the essentials.
  • Add Back of Door Storage – Adding hanging rods or some other hanging storage is a trick to add more storage space to the bathroom.
  • Vertical Storage – Make the most of the bathroom space by adding vertical organizational space with shelves or a countertop vertical storage unit.

What is YOUR best tip for keeping your home organized?  Share it with us.

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Hope Wissel

The $99 Gift

pink-gift-wrapped-presentOver 5 years ago, I was given a gift.  A gift that changed my life.  A gift that keeps giving to me every day.  Do you know what that gift was?

A pink box filled with purses, totes and accessories. I know you are wondering “how could a box of purses change my life?  Believe me when I tell you that I learned, that this is so much more than just a purse! I came into Thirty One looking for friendship, looking for some extra money and of course, for the discount.  What I gained is more than I ever bargained for… I gained a group of sisters who are there to encourage me when I am down, celebrate me what I WIN and pick me up when I fall.

If you have ever thought about becoming a Thirty-One consultant, now’s the time!

What you will get for $99?
In 7 days, you will receive a BIG HOT PINK BOX! In the box will be over $400 worth of products and business supplies (catalogs, order forms, fliers, etc…enough supplies for your first 4 parties).

Some of Thirty One’s most popular products are included in the kit. With the products and supplies included in the box, you will have everything you need to get started!  What product are you most excited about?


FIND A THIRTY-ONE CONSULTANTSo what is a launch party?  It is a chance for you to share your NEW passion with friends and family.  At your launch party, you’re going to be the hostess AND the consultant!

What Next?

Host your launch party and get PAID. You’re basically going to pay yourself back for the kit you purchased! An average launch show is $600.


You get to earn FOUR of these kits for FREE!!  Start Swell is an incentive for new consultants, giving you a chance to earn even more FREE products and business supplies in your first 4 months. This is extremely attainable for everyone! Thirty-One wants to REWARD you by having a strong start! Hold just ONE average party (or sell $600) during each 30 day period, you will get YOUR choice of these beautiful kits!!

Let’s Recap what happens in the FIRST 30 days:

1. A $150 in COMMISSION…which is MORE than the price of the kit. You already made some EXTRA money!
2. You’re earning ALL the hostess benefits… which for a $600 show is $100 in FREE product!
3. AND…you’re earning your first start swell kit for FREE!!


#1:  Get your FREE Away We Go Roller:


Incentive #2:

Dream rewards! Earn up to $1300 in GIFT CARDS right before Christmas.


Yes, you can get ALL of this for just $99!!!!  Amazing right?  I know you have a million questions, right?

Well, in addition to all of this AWESOME stuff you get from the company, you get ME and my entire upline AND downline.  So you get support from to help you on your journey.cropped-13076648_10156925054840220_9132886350173293267_n.jpg

Worried that you won’t be able to do it?  To remain active with Thirty-One, consultants only need to submit $200 in sales every rolling three months. A qualifying party for Thirty-One is only $200! Easy Peasy!!! No hidden fees. We get paid by direct deposit on the 10th and 25th of each month.

So, what are you waiting for?  Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!


Travel Tips

Planning a Road Trip?

15705487-1463317095-640x360This is it…. the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.  If you live at the Jersey shore, this is the weekend that the craziness officially starts.  The “shoobies”  arrive.

For those that aren’t traveling this weekend, maybe you are planning that summer road trip.  Whether you’re headed somewhere sunny, going camping in a national park or visiting family or friends in another city, these tips can help you save money and reduce stress while traveling the highways and country roads.

#1 Travel off-peak


Planning can help you avoid crowds on the road and at your final destinations. Hitting the road mid-week after the morning rush hour can help you get a great head start on your travels.  Sometimes, we will get a really early start and head out before rush hour traffic even starts.  Visit attractions on unpopular days of the week to avoid long lines and annoying surcharges. Many attractions and hotels charge extra fees on popular travel weekends, like holidays.

#2 Save on fuel


Whether you’re driving a motor cycle or minivan, make sure that you get a tune up before hitting the road.  This will ensure optimal performance and fuel efficiency.  Also, take advantage of fuel savings opportunities. Whether it is Costco or ExxonMobil or Speedway/Hess… there are a variety of discount cards.  You can also accumulate points when making purchases in their convenience stores.  Some credit cards will allow you to use your reward points for gas as well.   There are also phone apps that will tell you where the closet gas is and their price.

#3 Make it fun

A road trip is about so much more than just the destination.  Traveling with kids? Bust boredom with games like “20 Questions” and “Name that Tune.”  Plan some small detours on-the-way to see points of interest.  It is a great way to break up the trip and is easier on the driver and passengers of all ages.  Avoid typical disputes by rotating DJ duty or use Pandora on shuffle so there is a constant variety of music.  If you bring the right attitude, the old adage “getting there is half the fun,” will be true of your summer road trip.

Just a few tips and tricks so that you can hit the road headache-free this summer.  What does your family do to break up the boredom on long road trips?  Share your tips with us.

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Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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