Tag Archives: shopping

too good to use

Last week I was talking to a client about why people save things, instead of using them. Thinking that something is “too good” to use now, and putting it away for some magical moment, simply causes clutter. When you don’t … Continue reading

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product review – glass pantry jars

The kitchen remodel continues slowly, and I’ve returned to the pantry. I haven’t given up on new shelving, but in the meantime, I can make the existing shelves more functional. When I buy dry goods, they need better storage than … Continue reading

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organizing on the cheap

Products that seem useful are available at discount stores, big-box stores, specialty retailers and all over the internet. While you could drop a small fortune on organizing supplies, there is no need to spend more than you’re comfortable with. Before … Continue reading

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what’s in your pantry?

Periodically, I get carried away at the grocery store. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes I buy more than I intended and then I have to figure out where to put it. I have a small pantry in the kitchen … Continue reading

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reader question – what are some easy things i can do in honor of earth day?

April 22 is Earth Day. The easiest thing you can do to improve the environment is to do less – shop less, buy less, use less, throw away less, travel less. While it’s easy to say those things, it may … Continue reading

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my secret to conquering impulse shopping

I understand treating shopping as a hobby, I do. In fact, I used to do it myself. Now, however, I dislike shopping more often than I enjoy it. Some of it has to do with my job and some of … Continue reading

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product review – laundry supply shelf

Being organized and productive allows you to save time and money, even when you’re doing the most mundane tasks. One of the principles I teach is storing things where you use them so you don’t spend time searching. You need … Continue reading

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