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THY Top 10 Blog Posts 2016

Tracy Helps You’s Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2016

It’s that time of year again, reflecting and looking back on the last year while making plans and goal for the next. While reviewing the site stats for my website, these were the top 10 blog posts of 2016.

#1  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/lending-a-helping-hand/

#2  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/locks-of-love-donation/

#3  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/labor-day-weekend-summers-last-hurrah/

#4  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/list-helps-stay-organized/

#5  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/leap-year-thoughts/

#6  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/back-to-school-homeschool-planning/

#7  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/back-school-college-bound/

#8  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/autumn-fall-decorating-halloween-thanksgiving/

#9  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/show-everyone-real-love-valentines-day/

#10  http://www.tracyhelpsyou.com/spring-break-getaway-staycation-clean-week/

Is there a specific topic you’d like to read about? I’d love to hear your suggestions or thoughts 🙂

Reminiscing About My Very First Blog Post

Reminiscing About My Very First Blog Post

For some reason, I’ve been feeling kind of nostalgic this week. I’ve been looking through old photo albums and reading stuff from my old journals and day planners. I’ve found that reminiscing can be a double edged sword; you get the happy with the sad. Continue reading

thankful for social media

Tracy Helps You’s Thankful Thoughts for Today ~ 11/25/14

November 25, 2014 ~ Today I am thankful for social media. Yesterday, I shared my blog post on facebook and twitter. I had blogged about feeling miserable because of cold and sinus issues. I’m feeling better and when I logged on today, I was so touched to see lots of comments saying they hoped I felt better soon. It’s nice to know that people care about you … real live friends and those you only know virtually. Birthdays are fun on facebook too … just sayin’ 🙂

That being said, social media can have a down side too. I hope I’m not alone in this when I say that facebook (and the others) can be real time stealers. Many times, I’ll think to myself, I’ll just check facebook or Pinterest really quick and before you know it, an hour or more will have passed.

I love social media – being able to keep in touch with old friends and making new ones 🙂 However, I’m trying to discipline myself by allowing myself  “X”  amount of time to browse. I actually set a timer … now if I could only sign off when the timer dings … just kidding, I do most of the time 😉

♥ Today I am thankful for social media ♥

Filing Cabinet Tips

Getting Organized ~ Tips For Keeping Your Filing Cabinet Organized

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda glad the Holidays are over. Don’t get me wrong … I LOVE the Holiday season, but I’m the kind of person who does better having a routine. Part of me likes being in “vacation mode” ~ but the other part of me longs to get back to my routine / schedule 🙂

January is the perfect time to take a good look at your files. In the first couple of weeks of January, I like to purge and get my files organized. It’s a new year, and the perfect time to update your file cabinet.

I usually sort through and file my paperwork once a month, but I skipped November and December. You know how it is … decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping, going to all those holiday parties … so I spent a few hours last week trying to get caught up 🙂

First I updated my household management file box. I purged all of 2012 papers, then moved all of my 2013 files into the last year folder to make way for this year. For a more thorough explanation of my filing system, you can check out my previous blog post here. I then had quite a large stack of 2012 documents to shred.

Then I had to take my own advice, and get my paper clutter back under control. In just those couple of months, my paperwork and junk mail really piled up.

Now I have a fairly full recycle bin (lots of holiday sale papers). Unfortunately, I was only able get partially through my shred pile because my shredder died … so I’m on the lookout for a great sale price on a new one.

Are you making progress on getting your paper clutter under control ? Share your tips and techniques with us 🙂

photo by: mrmanc
Tracy Helps You Top 5 Blog Posts 2013

Tracy Helps You’s Top 5 Blog Posts 2013

Tracy Helps You was founded in the spring of 2013. It has been a year of learning for me, and I feel that I’ve had quite a successful first year of business. I’d like to thank everyone who reads my Blog … I truly appreciate it 🙂

I also would like to thank Kris at www.weirdunsocializedhomeschoolers.com & Angie at www.manylittleblessings.com for hosting List It Tuesday.

Here are my Top 5 Posts …

  1. Getting Organized – Paper Clutter
  2. Lending A Helping Hand
  3. I am so Excited, Another To-Do List Item Checked Off !!
  4. Getting Organized – Tips For Filing Your Important Documents and Paper Work
  5. Getting Organized – Garage Storage