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Tips & Tricks: Clutter Enemy #2

September 2015 – Quote of the Month Most of us know that starting is the hardest part. One of my favorite movies, “What About Bob?” introduces us to the concept of baby-stepping. Baby-stepping is the antidote to avoiding the things we don’t want to do. Baby-step your way through the pile of papers on your […]

Motivate yourself to stop procrastinating

Back when you were in school, did you wait until the last minute to complete assignments? Some things never change. Most of us procrastinate when it comes to doing tasks we don’t want to do. Why does everyone procrastinate? The most common reason is because we think it will be difficult or taxing to do […]

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Tips & Tricks: Clutter Enemy #1

August 2015 – Quote of the Month This month’s quote is just another reminder that today is what matters most. Spend it wisely by allocating time to the activities that matter most to your well being and to the well being of the people in your life. A special WELCOME to our new subscribers. We […]

Organizing Your Digital Afterlife

We all need to make arrangements for what happens after we are gone. We need to prepare for our personal effects including what is on the computer. Only half of American adults have a will. Far less have prepared for their digital afterlife. As we have discussed in previous blogs, you need to keep a […]

Dealing with too much furniture

You have your mother’s couch, your grandmother’s china cabinet, your aunt’s chair… Where do you draw the line when it comes to squeezing one more piece of furniture into your house? If you are downsizing to a smaller home, the problem is even more critical. Take an inventory of what you have. Walk through each […]

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Tips and Tricks | July 2015

This month’s Quote “No is a complete sentence.” ~ Anonymous While we’re on the subject of no, I came up with these quotes:   “No means never having to say you’re sorry.”   “No begins at home.” So what does this mean? Some people have a hard time saying ‘no’ to others….but consider that it may […]

Surviving a home renovation – keeping organized despite the chaos

Once you make the decision to do a remodeling job or home renovation there are some things you can do to make the transition a smooth one. Take this opportunity to clear out some old clothing and make donations to Goodwill or your favorite charity. Save old towels and blankets as they may come in […]

Six tips to structure unstructured time

Finding time to do a little organizing around the house can be difficult. We will explore ways to use your unstructured time (when you have no planned activities). We will discover how to make the most of free time and get things done around the house. Unstructured time might be earmarked for organizing, but without […]

Ecycling made simple

When organizing your home or office, you may discover old electronics that either no longer work or you don’t need. Electronics should not be thrown in the trash because they contain hazardous materials that do not belong in the landfill. You can ecycle (recycle electronics), or in some cases, sell them. Recently in California, someone […]