Monthly Archives: January 2017

quote: don’t give in to defeat

I’ve been feeling extremely unproductive for the past week. It’s been raining for days, which makes me feel tired and grumpy. To make matters worse, I have spent the equivalent of more than three work days trying to move data … Continue reading

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clutter and finances

January is National Financial Wellness Month. Fittingly, Washington Post finance columnist Michelle Singletary is examining the relationship between clutter and debt  this month with her #NoDebtNoMess Challenge. You may not realize all the ways clutter costs you money: When you … Continue reading

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clean off your desk day 2017

Out of curiosity, I looked up the last time I posted about Clean Off Your Desk Day, in 2015. I built the cart shortly after that post and am glad to have it. I rearranged furniture so I could use … Continue reading

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reader question – how do i live through home repairs?

Clients often call me after they experience a crisis, like a flooded room, or after they start a renovation. Both situations cause chaos. Being surrounded by boxes of stuff, piled up furniture and building supplies can be miserable, especially if … Continue reading

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the organizer comes clean: magazine amnesty

I love to read. I read books, newspapers, magazines, the backs of cereal boxes. Sometimes my reading material gets out of control, though, and I have to let go of things without reading them. I have a rule about newspaper, … Continue reading

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