Monthly Archives: July 2013

summer reading

It has been so hot out that I have been unmotivated to do a lot of things that need doing, including weeding the garden and general house maintenance. Even regular cleaning up has slipped because it’s just too hot. (I … Continue reading

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Quote – Simplify Your Life

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary to that the necessary may speak – Hans Hofmann The first week in August is Simplify Your Life Week. What can you let go to create some simplicity of your own? Organized … Continue reading

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Reader Question – What Do You Think of Yard Sales?

The number of yard sales on craigslist more than doubled in November 2008 from the same time in 2007. I’m guessing that the number has increased even more since those statistics were published. Summer is peak yard-sale season and I get … Continue reading

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product review – rubbermaid easy find lids

One of the principles of organizing is making the most of the space you do have. In the kitchen, that means using containers that are square, that stack or nest and that can be used for a variety of purposes. … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness – Not Just Flashlights

Hurricanes, tornadoes, heavy rain or wind all have the potential to create tragic situations. Your ability to withstand a severe weather emergency is partly determined by your advance preparation. In addition to having an emergency kit, which I’ve written about … Continue reading

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Take Charge Of Change Week

Have you been meaning to get around to making some changes in your life? The first week in July is Take Charge of Change Week. There are lots of reasons why we don’t make changes; the greatest of which is … Continue reading

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