Tag Archives: clutter

5-minute organizing for mail

Have you tried any of the 5-minute organizing techniques I’ve written about? You might be surprised to see how much you can accomplish in just five minutes. Almost everyone complains about mail clutter. Mail doesn’t actually cause clutter; the accumulation … Continue reading

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you might have clutter if . . .

You might have clutter if . . . you need to move things to get to what you really want You might have clutter if . . . you can’t find something you just bought yesterday You might have clutter … Continue reading

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product review – sweater organizer

Years ago the Lillian Vernon catalog carried a brightly colored, hanging closet organizer with slots for Monday-Friday. It allowed you to plan out a week’s worth of clothes and eliminated some of the morning chaos. I recommended them to everyone … Continue reading

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5-minute organizing for the car

Have you tried any of the 5-minute organizing techniques I wrote about last month? It really works! A participant from a recent speaking engagement called to tell me how happy he was to get through his paperwork, five minutes at … Continue reading

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5-minute organizing for earth day

The best thing you can do for the planet is to reduce your consumption, which takes no minutes. It does, however, take planning. A lot of clutter is created when people buy things they already have, but can’t find. That … Continue reading

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5-minute organizing

You might not think you can accomplish much in five minutes, but you really can make a difference in a short time. In five minutes you can complete one of these activities: Sort the mail Toss old newspapers Empty receipts … Continue reading

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reader question – should i keep old electronics?

When you buy new a toaster or speakers or cell phone, do you put the old one in the basement, just in case? Even if it’s broken? Whether it’s a broken coffee maker that could be used for parts, or … Continue reading

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