Juli Blogs

Avoiding Digital Photo Disaster

in Organizing

When I took photos and developed them I created a good system for storing the ones that didn't make the first cut into my photo albums. Now that my pictures are all digital, there are more of them and sometimes I can't find them in a timely way.

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Boxes Full of Photos

in Stuff & Clutter

I loved learning about what to do with digital photos in last week’s column. What do you recommend for the boxes and crates full of old photos that are cluttering up my home? It’s too much to deal with sometimes. – Sharon L.

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The Completely Messy House

The Completely Messy House
in Stuff & Clutter

My house is a complete mess. I simply do not know where to begin. I can't even look at some of it anymore. It's easier to just close the door. I don't know what to do first. Can you give me some ideas? - Judy B.

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Why We Clutter

Why We Clutter
in Stuff & Clutter

How do you deal with a “clutterer” who is reluctant to change? My mom has a serious problem with junk everywhere. I don’t understand how she can live like this and when her adult children try to help her she pushes us away. What is this all about? – Mark S.

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Solutions to Clutter

in Stuff & Clutter

In response to a question that I addressed last week on cluttering, I gave reasons why we clutter. This week I have listed several ways to actually deal with it.

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Living a Nightmare

Living a Nightmare
in Organizing

I am living a nightmare. I have boxes full of merchandise from a closed store, as well as boxes (which I've categorized) full of family pictures, school programs, etc. (I'm talking about 20-30 bins full of very special items).

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Where Does the Time Go?

in Time & Life Management

I know that there are people who seem to have time to get things done, but that isn’t me. Any ideas you can offer to get even an extra hour a day would be wonderful. – Losing Time Daily

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Worried Mom

Worried Mom
in Organizing

I have a teenager who is starting college. He is disorganized and doesn’t know what he can or should take with him for his dorm room, and how to manage his schedule, and do things like laundry and homework without help. What can you suggest? – Worried Mom

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If I Ignore It, Will It Go Away?

If I Ignore It, Will It Go Away?
in Time & Life Management

I am a college student and I am repeatedly late with getting papers done and turning in homework. I should have plenty of time, but I really do procrastinate. I spend a lot of my time on YouTube and Facebook doing nothing in particular. I don't know if you have any ideas about how I can deal with this. - Wasting Time in College

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Are You Decision-challenged?

Are You Decision-challenged?
in Organizing

I am rather disorganized but my biggest problem seems to be in making decisions. I get completely overwhelmed and stuck. I cannot decide what to do first, if I should attend an event, whether I should purchase an item. Do you have any good advice to help me make choices more easily? - Decision-challenged

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