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Over Places

Over Places
in Organizing, Time & Life Management

Last week, “A Faithful Reader” asked about ways to store things out of sight in small living spaces. I’ve broken my response into three categories of acquiring more space: under places, over places, and inside places. This week I am sharing ideas of ways to organize over places (otherwise overlooked areas?) that can be better utilized or repurposed as storage spaces.

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Inside Places

Inside Places
in Organizing

Three weeks ago, “A Faithful Reader” asked about ways to store possessions out of sight in small living spaces. I broke up my response into three columns: “Under Places,” “Over Places” – and now, for the final installment of this three-part series, I will present ways to acquire more living space by putting things “Inside Places.”

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Holiday Prioritizing

Holiday Prioritizing
in Time & Life Management

I was working with a client a few days ago and I asked a simple question: “What do you want to complete in the last two weeks before the end of the year?” The reality of the time frame startled him. “Oh wow!” he exclaimed, “That’s right, there are only a couple of weeks left!”

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Getting Started on the New Year

Getting Started on the New Year
in Organizing

I love New Year’s Day! If I am not traveling somewhere it is my favorite time to organize for the upcoming year by closing out the past year and setting up for the new one. I like to be completely ready for the next year of living.

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Earning Your Gold Stars

Earning Your Gold Stars
in Time & Life Management

Maybe you have given some thought to what you want to do in 2013. If you are like most, you are hoping this coming year will be much better than the past year – for many, it was not a great year. So, what’s your plan and what actions will you take?

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Eating Well on Busy Days

Eating Well on Busy Days
in Time & Life Management

How can I balance healthy eating with my very busy work schedule? I have clients non-stop most days and only short bits of time between them to eat. Do you have any suggestions? – Hungry Hairdresser

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Menu Planning

Menu Planning
in Time & Life Management

Last week, Hungry Hairdresser inquired about finding a way to eat healthier on busy work days. I offered several suggestions and promised to address the overall issue of meal-planning in this week’s column.

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5 Tips for Weekend Trips

5 Tips for Weekend Trips
in Time & Life Management

I recently returned from a trip and got home so late and was so tired I didn’t have time to unpack. I have been home nearly a week now and my clothes and my luggage are all over the floor. Ideas on ways to make this easier and more efficient would be appreciated. – Still Packed

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Taxes, Here I Come!

Taxes, Here I Come!
in Time & Life Management

A friend commented to me about my lack of stress around preparing my taxes and asked how I get mine done so quickly and seemingly easily.

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Productive Procrastination

Productive Procrastination
in Time & Life Management

I was coaching a client recently who was dealing with her procrastination challenges. She was baffled as to ways to deal with her repeated misbehavior: skipping the task on her list and instead wasting time on YouTube or Facebook. This is an all-too-often problem for many of my clients.

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