Organizing your virtual life

People have dual lives these days, one in real time and one online. Even if you do not use Facebook or other social media sites, chances are you have online banking or online bill paying. Most people have email accounts, even if it is only used occasionally to see photos from family and friends. In […]

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What to do with shoes: organizing your footwear

It used to be that women and their shoes were the butt of a lot of male jokes. These days, many men have so many pairs of athletic footwear that they have no right to talk about the ladies. No matter who you are, shoes can be stumbled over, piled up in closets or all […]

Tips & Tricks: February 2014

Quote of the Month “Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom Why Worrying is a Waste of Time There’s nothing quite so discouraging as knowing you have a ton of things to do and not having the motivation to do them. We can blame time….and […]

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To Take or Not To Take – Planning for your Next Move

When you make the decision to move to a smaller place, downsizing is an important step to insure that your belongings will fit comfortably in your new home. Moving a parent or yourself can be difficult, especially when you have to give up some of the furniture that you love. As soon as possible, at […]

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Organizing for tax season

Tax season is upon us and it is never too late to start getting your tax paperwork organized. Even if you feel like it is too late for last year’s receipts, you can certainly put a system in place for this year. According to the IRS, “Well-organized records make it easier to prepare a tax […]

Tips & Tricks, January 2014

Quote of the Month  “The best things in life aren’t things.” Author unknown Fun at IKEA during G.O. Month (G.O. stands for Get Organized) Quite the media darling this month (hope you know I’m kidding). This past Saturday, I joined my fellow NAPO members for the annual G.O. Event at IKEA. Looks as though the […]

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Organizing your medicine

Getting your medications organized can be an important part of your overall health. Certain medications need to be taken at exact times of day, and with or without food. As we age, it can be more and more difficult to get a handle on medications without having them take over the counter tops or table. […]

Reducing Junk Mail – How to Get Off the Lists

When trying to reduce or eliminate clutter, the topic of junk mail is inevitable. With more people using computers to make purchases, much of the catalogs, ads and other junk mail can be eliminated, if you know how to do it. There are many good reasons to reduce what we know as junk mail. While […]

Tips & Tricks: December 2013

Quote of the Month “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” Bill Copeland The Secret’s Out Are you one of those folks who do a major clean up when you know there are people coming over? Does that ‘major […]

Organizing for a Healthy Lifestyle

With the new year right around the corner, people are making the choice to get healthier in 2014. To increase your odds of making this happen, you may want to use some “organizing muscle” to help you achieve this goal. By working out, either at home or at a gym, and eating healthier, you will […]