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How to Free up Time by Saying “no”

I’m really proud to say that I don’t spend much time anymore doing things I don’t want to do.  Now I’m not talking about the things that have to be done that you don’t always feel like doing (like work or folding laundry). I’m talking about the things that you say yes to because you feel guilty or obligated.  It …

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How to Waste Less Time on Social Media

Sure they can be fun but they are also a lot like junk food, too much can make you sick. Sometimes when you spend too much time looking at what everyone else is posting, it can leave you feeling like a worthless bump on a log or make you feel down because it looks like everyone else you know is …

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How to Organize Your Files When You Don’t Work in an Office

As a professional organizer I work mostly in my clients’ homes and offices, but there is a lot of other work behind the scenes that has to happen to run a business. It is a great idea to rent a workspace (especially a co-working space, with other like-minded people), but when your work is done outside of an office it …

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Simplifying Everyday Life: The Dishwasher

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to household chores, you probably enjoy some marginally more than others and you probably have some that you just all together hate. For myself the thing I dislike most is emptying the clean dishes from the dishwasher.  I used to say I could fold laundry all day long, load after load, just …

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Why Keeping Things You Don’t Like is a Bigger Problem Than You Think

Did you know that everything in your space is affecting you in one way or another?  Even items that aren’t in plain sight can negatively affect your overall well-being. For example, that hideous key chain your Aunt Sue gave you, which you think is innocently hiding in your junk drawer, is actually brining you down every time you open it …

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How to Organize Digital Files

Don’t fall into the “I’m going to buy one of those new scanners and completely eliminate EVERY piece of paper I have” trap First off, it’s not practical to take the time to scan the paper from an entire file cabinet (or seven) worth of paper.  If you are serious about going paperless, you should really start with the papers …

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Simple Guide to Sell Anything on CraigsList

I sell stuff on Craigslist and eBay ALL THE TIME, it’s so easy it’s kind of insane.  But when clients ask me to do it, it’s usually not worth the time it would take me unless it’s a pretty high end item, so I usually have to say no.  So I’m going to teach you in a few simple steps …

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The 5 Simplest Areas to Purge

Not sure where to start?  The idea of organizing the home can be extremely overwhelming for a lot of people so start with these 5 super easy to purge categories and ease yourself in… • CDs/VHS/DVDs- Don’t be the person who holds on to these. If you haven’t transferred them to iTunes or DVD yet, you are probably never going to. …

What is Your Time Worth?

I mean this literally, do you know what the value of your time each hours, day or week is?  This value is an important part of how you decide what to do with your free time and how you spend money.  If you don’t know already read on to find out how to calculate. There are a lot of different tools …

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What Do You Really Need in Your Wallet?

Not much! Each day I see so many people with wallets over flowing (my fiancé included, and he has a really really nice one I got him for Christmas a few years back so when I see that thing bursting at the seems it is really sad 🙂 Recently, for about four hours, I thought I lost my wallet.  Luckily, …