Organizing

Your Calendar – a Silent Guide with Powerful Purpose!

Your Calendar – a Silent Guide with Powerful Purpose!
in Organizing, Time & Life Management

You know you should be using a calendar on a regular basis – but do you? And for those who do, are you overdoing it with too many calendars to consult in your busy life? If you answered NO and YES respectively to those questions then you may be just like the multitude of people who miss appointments or are late or simply don’t get as much done in a day as they wish.

You see, calendars and the proper use of them allow us to stay on track – to keep up with

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Achieve Garage Sanity Before the Storms!

Achieve Garage Sanity Before the Storms!
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This is that small window of time, before Spring, to finally get that garage of yours cleaned up and cleared out. The summer heat is behind us and the cold, wet weather is just around the corner. Except perhaps, for those of you who live in the colder states who may already have wet weather by the time you read this. In any case – this can be done – and the sooner you start – the better.

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Get Ready to Move In

Get Ready to Move In
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The past two articles in my column explained how to get started in the moving process once you sell your home, and also what to do with those things you need to get rid of. This week is the next part on the subject and I will address moving into

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Moving In Day

Moving In Day
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By this time, if you have been reading for the past three weeks, you should be well prepared for your upcoming move and hopefully ready to settle into your new home. You may have already moved recently and are in the midst of figuring out how to get settled in

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Teaching Our Children Organization

Teaching Our Children Organization
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Yes, that's what I just said, "Do the laundry" to aid your child in learning and success. There are many excellent skills learned in doing the laundry. Let me explain... The laundry is a task that everyone should learn to do for themselves regardless of their circumstances in life.

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The Year's Resolutions

The Year's Resolutions
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This being my last column of the year 2013, I thought it useful to focus on preparing for the New Year by checking in with intentions made last year. Many of you, probably, had high hopes for maybe a particular change or goal and had set up the steps to

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2014 Alert! Did You Get It Done Yet?

2014 Alert! Did You Get It Done Yet?
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I had the opportunity to interview Spencer Shulem, a young man who has developed two very successful productivity apps for Apple and might just be living proof that the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree (he's my son). One is called "Pill Reminder" and was the #1 medical app

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When to Replace It

When to Replace It
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I don't know about you, but sometimes my clients (and myself actually) get stuck between keeping something a little longer or knowing that it's past its prime, shall we say. I did a little research and found some cool things that I, for one, was happy to know. Not sure

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Put Those Things Away!

Put Those Things Away!
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After my last column on Teaching Our Children, which was based around learning to do laundry, the next logical subject seemed to be organizing skills of a more general nature. With all the toys, clothing, and school items that young ones are surrounded with daily, these young years are a

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Keeping Schoolwork in Order

Keeping Schoolwork in Order
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My last column discussed teaching order by having young children learn to organize their toys and rooms. This time we go to the next step of keeping track of schoolwork and the accompanying papers. This can turn into a lifelong concern, as "papers" seem to plague the world and challenge

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