Tag Archives: habits

the organizer comes clean – on dust

I hate to dust. Yes, I’ve said it before, and it’s still true. I think it’s because dusting is interminable. Ten minutes after you finish, the surfaces are sprinkled with dust again. If I weren’t so allergic to dust, I’d … Continue reading

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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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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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the organizer comes clean on spring cleaning

I love a clean house and seeing sparkling surfaces bring me joy. I don’t particularly like to clean, however, so I’ve created a schedule that works for me. A few times a year I tackle areas that aren’t in my … Continue reading

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product review – chore chart

It’s summer and the livin’ is supposed to be easy, right? A lot of families loosen their rules during the non-school months, then find that it’s difficult to get back into a routine once school starts in the fall. It’s … Continue reading

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reader question – what do I do with all my recipes?

If you love to cook (or enjoy looking at recipes), you might have a large collection of recipes cut from newspapers and magazines or written  on the backs of envelopes or on notecards. A reader asked for a suggestion for … Continue reading

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product review – free credit report

You are entitled to a free copy of your credit report from each of the three credit bureaus every year.  Make sure you aren’t lured by a Web site that looks free, but isn’t – see the alert from the … Continue reading

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