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DTO October 2020 Newsletter: FACEMASKS, FOTOS AND FALL ORGANIZING TIPS

DTO NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2020

FACEMASKS, FOTOS AND FALL ORGANIZING TIPS

FACEMASKS

The CDC recommends that you wear masks in public settings around people who don’t live in your household and when you can’t stay 6 feet away from others. Masks help stop the spread of COVID-19 to others.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html

These types of masks should be washed regularly. Always remove masks correctly and wash your hands properly after handling or touching a used mask.

  • Include your mask with your regular laundry
  • Use regular laundry detergent and the warmest appropriate water setting for the cloth used to make the mask
  • Use the highest heat setting and leave in the dryer until completely dry

If you have coat hooks already installed by your front door, it is good practice to store your masks there, as a reminder to wear when you go outside. You can also install additional hooks specifically for your masks.

Photo Courtesy of buzzfeed.com

FOTOS

The fall season means we will have lots of occasions to meet friends and family (at a careful distance of course). Often on these occasions it’s nice to look through past photos, so now is a great time organize your photos.

I have some easy solutions for you to organize your photos for easy storage and viewing:

  1. One organized alternative is to use some plastic self-sealing kitchen bags and a black marker. Go through your photo boxes and sort the photos into either occasions by: year, people, or event. Once you have them sorted, put them into the labelled plastic bags, seal them and place them in alphabetical order in the photo box. This will make the subjects easy to locate and pass around and once they have been viewed, you simply return them to the bag, seal it, and select the next subject.

 

  1. Another quick and easy solution is to use an old piece of luggage and simply add the collection of photos to store them in. If the family decides to look at photos, you grab the case and open for everyone to delve-into. This will lead to more spontaneous discussion, as each photo is selected and discussed.

If you prefer to organize and store photos digitally (and upload straight from your phone), visit www.DigitalLifeCloud.com. While you’re there, you can catch a video on how to digitally organize your photos in the cloud.

FALL ORGANIZING TIPS

Prepare now for the upcoming holidays to reduce stress and free up space for safely visiting family and friends. Take a look at your guest rooms and store away any accumulated summer-time clutter, this way your rooms will be clutter free for your expected guests. Make sure you check guest room closets to ensure there is room available for your guests to hang and store their clothes. Also, free-up coat hangers so they are available for your expected guests to use.

  1. In the kitchen pantry, take an inventory of your baking supplies and toss-out any ingredients you don’t plan to use. Don’t forget to toss out expired spices. This way you have room for the special holiday spices and ingredients you will need for the upcoming holidays.
  2. Look at your gift wrap supplies. Toss or donate what you are not going to use, organize what’s left to make room for the new supplies you will buy. This should include a purge of your greeting card collection, after all you likely will not be able to remember which card you sent anyone a year ago or more. You might consider cutting-up your old cards to use as gift tags and donate the rest.
  3. Search-out your holiday decorations now and move them to a more accessible spot. Inspect each box and toss-out any broken or overused decorations. This will give you space for when you purchase replacements.

DO YOU NEED AN “AMAZON ROOM” IN YOUR HOME?

Over the last 5 years, most of my clients have asked me to set up a special space in their home where they can put their packages received from Amazon and other online stores as well as keeping your receipts and returns. (I call it your shipping and receiving area). We are now experiencing a new phenomenon according to Maruricio Umansky, CEO and founder of The Agency, the “Amazon Room” is the latest amenity some high-end Hollywood homebuyers are seeking when shopping for a new estate. In a COVID-19 world, buyers are looking for a room to store the many packages that arrive, and a spot for them to decontaminate before opening.

How to set up your own “Amazon Area” or shipping and receiving area:

  1. Designate a space
  2. Get a rolling shelving unit
  3. Keep a small bin or clip board for receipts nearby
  4. Scissors, tape
  5. Empty boxes
  6. Set a date for weekly returns

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH BILLIONAIRE, JEFF BEZOS

Jeff Bezos Announces A Free Preschool for Students from Low-Income Families, click the link below to find out more:

https://rb.gy/3bgw9h

THE BIGGEST WAVE:

Would you like a Covid-safe thrill? Check out Maya Gabeira, professional surfer. This is the biggest wave surfed by any woman and the biggest wave ridden by anyone in 2019-2020. Click the link below to learn more:

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH:

Gene Lee, the C.E.O. of Darden Restaurants, on the urgency of reopening the Olive Garden in Times Square (Quote from the New York Times): “You wake up every day and you’re $300,000 short just in that one restaurant. That’s our best restaurant in the Olive Garden system. We do over $15 million there, and now we’re doing $2,500 a day.”

XO

Dorothy

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