Tag Archives: prioritizing

the great yard sale dilemma

Every summer, yard sale signs sprout like flowers in suburban yards. There’s something appealing about the idea of gaining some space and some money by selling your unwanted stuff to people. The reality is that yard sales take a lot … Continue reading

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habits

Karen Cheng, a You Tube sensation and creator of Give It 100, has taught herself to dance, play instruments and juggle, among other skills. She knows that to develop new skills, you have to make a habit of practicing. She … Continue reading

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you can’t manage time

In a recent LinkedIn discussion, Judith Kohlberg asked group members if there were a better term to use than “time management.” You can manage activities, priorities, tasks, workload, choices, schedule, effort or motivation; however, as I mention in The Clutter … Continue reading

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the myth of multitasking

If you want to get more done, you should do more. And doing more things at the same time could accomplish even more, right? Wrong. Multitasking became popular as a time-management tactic, leading people to believe that they could get … Continue reading

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national moving month

May is the start of the moving season. The weather is warming up, gardens are filling out and the end of the school year is approaching. Buyers are getting serious and inventory is low in many parts of the country. … Continue reading

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procrastination week

Next week is National Procrastination Week. I’m not sure if you’re meant to celebrate by putting things off or by finally getting something done. Let’s go with getting things done. There are many reasons people procrastinate. Fear of failure and … Continue reading

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true confessions: too many piles

I came down the stairs today and before I even had coffee, I felt overwhelmed by piles in the foyer. There’s a pile of The Clutter Book to take to the bookstore for sale. There’s a pile for my sister … Continue reading

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