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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, …

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How to Lose the Holiday Decorations without Losing your Mind

It’s that time of year again… back to school, back to work, and just plain back to the real world in general.  For the first time in months your house will be back to its original state… no decorations or holiday clutter, just your house how it is meant to be. Putting the decorations away can be a major bummer, …

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4 reasons you MUST make your bed everyday

Okay, so first of all, you should make your bed everyday, no matter what, it is just a thing you should do like brushing your teeth.  If you are a man or woman over the age of 18 you really need to make this a habit and here is why: 1- It’s just plain ugly- you wouldn’t go out of …

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Simplifying Everyday Life: Packing for a Trip

We all know that it is SO much easier to carry on instead of checking, and these days with all the ridiculous bag charges and fees, it is just a no-brainer to carry on.  Easier said then done, I know.  Most of the time I have the best intentions to carry on but then one thing or another holds me …

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Simplifying Everyday Life: Laundry

Laundry can be such a hassle, most people despise it and I’m guessing you can relate.  Not me though, it happens to be my favorite of the household chores.  Call me crazy but there is something so calming about folding a bunch of T-shirts or pants in the same direction so they line up perfectly (I wish I was kidding …

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Where to Get Free Shredding in the DMV

You know the one, that dreaded box (or maybe several boxes) full of papers to shred.  We all have them, even me.  And yes you’ve probably been tempted to just dump the whole thing in the trash or recycling because you know yourself, you won’t shred them, they are going to sit there for the foreseeable future, slowly morphing into …