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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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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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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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reader question – what to do with medical information?

A reader asked what to do with all of the test results and other paperwork that result from visiting doctors or from hospital stays. Like many people, she wasn’t sure what to keep and where to keep it. You may … Continue reading

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reader question – what to do with photographs?

This actually is a question from a recent presentation I gave to a seniors group, women and men in their 70s and 80s. What distinguishes these folks is that they have lots of printed photos, which present a set of … Continue reading

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reader question – what to do with stray socks?

The legend about washing machines eating socks isn’t true. The reason so many people have orphaned socks is that their socks don’t make into the wash in pairs. I have discovered dirty socks under furniture, inside garages and behind clients’ … 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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