Tag Archives: holidays

reader question – organizing for major illness

Many people experience a major illness during their lifetime or care for someone who is ill. Between doctor visits, insurance filing and research about a condition, paperwork piles up. A reader asked how to manage all the papers, and how … 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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product review – cleaning erasers

I’m very skeptical when products claim to produce miraculous results, and I’m rarely the first one to try anything new. I’d read about how fabulous cleaning erasers are, and friends told me how they used them, but I remained doubtful … Continue reading

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clutter roundup holiday edition

There are a lot of organizing “holidays” that have been created by different groups, for different reasons. This month’s Organize Your Home Office Day, Clutter Awareness Week, National Procrastination Week, National Consumer Protection Week and Financial Literacy Month offer opportunities … Continue reading

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organize your home office day

Saturday, March 11 is Organize Your Home Office Day. Whether or not you work at home, you probably have an area where you pay bills and keep records related to your health, finances, home, car, pets or hobbies. You don’t … Continue reading

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consumer protection week

The first week in March is National Consumer Protection Week.  Federal and local offices of consumer protection help you understand your rights as a consumer and avoid scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provides online resources that can help you … Continue reading

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random acts of kindness

Because I’ve been consumed with my technology issues, I let Random Acts of Kindness Week slip by me last week. Given the negativity that surrounds us in person and online, I think it’s important to recognize that small gestures can … Continue reading

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