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Hope for Bookworms

Hope for Bookworms
in Stuff & Clutter

What do I do with all my books? They are everywhere. I love to read, but cannot possibly hold onto all the books I now have. I really don't like to get rid of my books. What do you suggest for this problem? - Bookworm

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The 5 Most Common Time-Wasters

in Time & Life Management

I read somewhere that one of the biggest time-wasters is procrastination, but I think it is disorganization. Which is it?

Signed, Disorganized Procrastinator

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Stuff Gets in Your Way

Stuff Gets in Your Way
in Organizing

I have previously written about the benefits of becoming organized, so here I am going to specifically discuss how keeping a disorganized household is a huge time-waster. It robs you of time: time to work on important and worthwhile projects, time with family or friends, time to regroup and decompress, and time to play.

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The Opposite of Action

The Opposite of Action
in Time & Life Management

Procrastination is not only a huge time-waster, but a stress-inducer as well.

In an often-told tale that goes something like this, a Native American elder once described his inner struggles to a friend:

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Online Discipline

Online Discipline
in Time & Life Management

The Internet, a wonderful tool that allows us to retrieve information in seconds, can also rob us of hours if we are not careful. Have you ever looked something up and found yourself reading countless other articles by following link after link of fascinating data? I know I have! There is so much to see, and it is so easy to get to that it is tempting to just read and read and read. How do we stop?

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Knock Knock, Ring Ring, Talk Talk

Knock Knock, Ring Ring, Talk Talk
in Time & Life Management

Life is full of interruptions and always will be. That's what happens when you live among other humans. How we respond to it is another thing. While the interruption may not be entirely in our control, how we handle it is.

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Holiday Stress-Reduction

Holiday Stress-Reduction
in Time & Life Management

Every year I freak out around the holiday time and I really would rather not do that. I overdo it, even though I tell myself not to, and I don't really enjoy it as much as I would like because I am running around doing way more than I can handle. Any hints you could provide would be wonderful! - Stressed Out for the Holidays

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To Host or Not to Host

To Host or Not to Host
in Time & Life Management

You may be the person who always hosts a holiday dinner or celebration. Perhaps this is your first time to host the holiday party or you were delegated to plan the company party. However it came about, if you have the privilege and challenge of hosting, here are some tips to make it easier.

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Its a Wrap!

Its a Wrap!
in Organizing, Time & Life Management

Buying and keeping track of gifts is a big problem for me. I forget what I have gotten already and what I planned for my nieces and nephews, and then don't I get the things I have bought for people to them in time. I find I have this same issue with birthday gifts during the rest of the year too. How can I fix this? - Perplexed Gift Giver

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Itty Bitty Spaces

Itty Bitty Spaces
in Organizing, Time & Life Management

What can you recommend for people living in spaces so compact that there’s hardly any place to hide things out of sight? Such as shoes, linens - and the ever-growing collection of things to throw out or otherwise redistribute! - A Faithful Reader

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