Resources to help you simplify and improve your quality of life.

Labeling

Labeling is something integral to people – from the way we categorize and group our stuff to how we apply ...
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The Slippery Slope and You

Do you know about the idea of the slippery slope? Considering the slippery slope from an objective perspective, it can ...
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Bursts of Organizing

Not everyone loves the process of organizing – rather planning bursts of organizing to tackle this or that room to ...
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Consciously Incompetent?

The four stages of learning lay out what we all go through as we try to learn something new – ...
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Making the Most of a Storage Unit

There might be times in your life when you need to use a storage unit (either for short- or long-term ...
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Time to Make Progress?

You might be inspired to focus on making changes – organizing and systems – yet, your motivation is only one ...
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Beauty and Function

We can get preoccupied with how things look and downplay the importance of function. How are things functioning for you? ...
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Ch- ch-cha-changes

Likely we all know that changes are bound to happen – we can’t side step them – and whatever the ...
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Organizing from Another Culture

A month overseas gave me a glimpse into differences between the offerings – often an overwhelming number of choices while ...
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Goals, SMART Criteria, and You

As the requisite time of year for considering how we want things to be different in the New Year, I ...
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Planning with Fractals in Mind – Review, Sort of

I promote we all find our own way, adjusting things for how we function. And I read a free e-book ...
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Interpreting

When we find ourselves facing the same challenge over and over again, what we tell ourselves can have a tremendous ...
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Temptations of Purchasing

We’re surrounded by opportunities and temptations for spending our money – the effects of marketing and our individuality ...
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Giving Thanks

Giving thanks on more than just this one day each year can benefit your life and likely improve the world! ...
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Follow-up on the Arc Notebook

Revisiting the Arc Notebook – to add another strength I forgot to talk about in the initial review and to ...
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Our Feelings & Our Organizing

Our minds might be our best asset for creating the systems, yet it’s important to not underestimate the impact our ...
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Time Map

Our schedules and calendars can feel like they’re dictating our life – take control with a time map. You block ...
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What Do You Identify With?

As we look around – at the world, other people, and ourselves we use words to put things into context ...
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Our Minds & Our Organizing

Your mind is your best asset in all organizing endeavors – it’s what will help you find the systems that ...
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Variations in Traditional Products

Stores cannot carry inventory on all the products that exist, which means it can be challenging to know what is ...
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More Scheduling Options

Without easy, pat answers to the scheduling challenges we might face – it becomes important to understand the options and ...
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Organizing Digital Photos – Simply

Digital photos can quickly become overwhelming in their quantity – which makes it that much more important to create and ...
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Reasons We Lose Things

Among all the possible reasons that we misplace things, our emotional state of mind can have a tremendous impact. Consider ...
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Review – Containers

Despite the popular perception that containers are necessary for being organized, it’s not the answer for everyone, let alone our ...
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Going Shopping – In Your Home

Simply because you might have all these “extra” things does not mean you have to get rid of them – ...
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Organizing Photos

Getting photographs organized can be just as time consuming as getting papers under control – yet with these wonderful memories ...
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3 Common Scheduling Recommendations

When our schedules – the foundation of our days – are faltering or even just need a little tweaking, there ...
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Review: Ampad Shot Note

A combination of physical paper and an app, to bridge the gap between paper and digital, is a tool in ...
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Get the Help You Need

Although we’re all different – from how we feel about having someone come help us to how overwhelmed we feel ...
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Technology – Digital Pictures

Technology offers us so many benefits that we might not consider the costs equally – and when it comes to ...
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Ready to Make a Change?

There’s more than knowing about the stages of readiness that impact our ability to enact the changes we want – ...
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Take Control of Your Schedule

Most of the time schedules comfort me, giving me the outline of my commitments – and if we think about ...
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More Brief Overviews of Organizing Products

From my recent realization that I can share products without focusing on only one that I’ve used, here’s 5 more ...
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Misplacing Things?

Everyone, no matter how organized they might be, misplaces things. Yet no one enjoys being unable to find what he ...
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Limiting Your Collection Places – Including Technologically

Choices abound for containing our stuff – for both the physical and the digital stuff. Being deliberate about the tools ...
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Herding Papers into the Filing Cabinet

It’s all too easy to allow papers to surround you – they’re constantly coming into our lives whether we want ...
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Review: NeatDesk Scanner

With the vast improvements in scanning papers with writing on them, the character recognition, we can create digital versions of ...
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Are You Ready?

There is an outline for the stages we all move through in the process of making changes – whether that’s ...
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To-Do’s – Technology and Traditional

With so many to-do list options it’s hard to find the specific approach that works for you – as an ...
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Listen to Understand

It’s quite common for people to jump in with the “solution” to this or that struggle (most obvious when they ...
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Your Tasks have Needs

Each task on our to-do list has more needs than simply to be done – it requires some level of ...
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Brief Overview of Some Organizing Products

Here are some products that were at the NAPO conference expo. Just because I don’t plan on creating a review ...
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Paper Pyramid

As with all aspects of organizing – there’s a pyramid effect – including when tackling papers. The most common struggle ...
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My Top Paid App Picks (plus one free app)

Free apps are wonderful, though sometimes it’s important to spend your money in wise ways to get the features that ...
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4 Products from the NAPO Conference 2013

Another year at the NAPO conference, where I get to play with new products and come home with tools to ...
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Review: Hanging Folders

It can be hard to discover and know how many options there are for traditional filing – since even with ...
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The Pyramid Effect of Getting Organized

One of the most frustrating things about trying to get organized is how there can be many things you need ...
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My Top Free App Picks

With the tremendous number of apps available – figuring out which ones can assist you in your life can be ...
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Embrace the Duality

Sometimes it’s easy to see the big picture of an experience; other times it’s hard to escape labeling it. Every ...
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Review: Accordion Folders

Everyone’s seen and knows about accordion folders. It’s easy to take them for granted, they’ve been around “forever” – yet ...
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Ready to Escape the Pain

Ever heard of the idea that when the pain of staying the same is greater than the fear of the ...
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The Experience – That’s What Matters

Containers, electronics, and gadgets, oh my! These tools are to be used to maximize living our life – to have ...
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Productive Spending

I’ll admit it – I can have a hard time spending money, it often feels frivolous, yet there’s a “good” ...
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Review: Tickler File

The tickler file is meant to tickle your memory with the things that need your attention. It can be quite ...
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Tasks – Big Picture View

I’ve been known to rail against goals in the traditional sense, yet here is a goal that I live by ...
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Technology Tools – To Get or Not to Get

Technology tools abound in our society yet does that mean we need to get them? It might. Or it might ...
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Productivity

In a world where there seems to be a never ending list of more things we need to do, it ...
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Hoarder? More Likely Challenging Disorganization.

Sometimes it sounds like hoarders are all around us. And not to say they’re not a larger group that we ...
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Review: Arc Notebook System from Staples

After receiving an Arc notebook at the 2012 NAPO conference, I finally understood what made this system more unique. I ...
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Defining Hoarding

With the proliferation of media attention on hoarding, the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders) has said it ...
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13 Posts in Honor of the Beginning of 2013

As the years go by and I keep blogging, they add up (I have about 170 posts so far) so ...
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Consider Setting Resolutions – or Not

The New Year is upon us once again – are you setting New Year’s resolutions? Here’s a reminder of the ...
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Review: 3M Command Strips

3M Command products offer a diverse selection of products – damage-free hanging with strips, hooks, and clips. See what I ...
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Reorganizing and Remembering

It’s easy to forget where and how you reorganized this piece or that, yet there are steps you can take ...
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Checking Tasks Off Your To-Do List

Our to-do lists are essentially never ending, yet we want to make progress and be productive – to get those ...
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Calendar Considerations

As the New Year approaches, it could be time to think about your calendar system- how does it work and ...
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Thanksgiving Thoughts

Holidays bring to my mind the importance of setting limits, of deciding on our priorities – there’s a time for ...
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Organizing Jewelry

Organizing jewelry can be challenging – so many pieces and making decisions – here’s a way to approach it to ...
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Feeling Stressed and Overwhelmed?

I’ve talked before about the practical steps of moving through overwhelm within the organizing context; here’s a deeper exploration of ...
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Thinking about Money

Money is extremely personal – how you spend it, save it – how you think and feel about it – ...
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Envisioning Your Space

What home looks and feels like to each of us is different. Yet, this is part of what we need ...
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Follow-up on the Workforce Shelving Units

Shelving generally leaves me ambivalent, yet these have mostly stood the test of time – as I reevaluate these units ...
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Cycles of Time

There’s an inherent cyclical nature to every day and we can embrace that as we create and work on our ...
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Making Progress?

Our feelings can interfere with our making the progress we want. There are things we can do and more importantly ...
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Accountability – Nasty or Nice?

Too often “accountability” is used in a negative way yet it’s a powerful tool when used in constructive ways ...
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Follow-up on the Unikeep View Case Binders

Binders are sometimes wonderful tools for being organized, and these impress me more than most. Here I evaluate the binders ...
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Learning

I often think of myself as an eternal student – I love learning things. Many of us have a plethora ...
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Maintenance – Everything Needs It

It’s occurred to me that virtually everything needs maintenance – yet not everything is easy for us to attend to, ...
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Those Random Items

My confession – I have a file called “Etcetera” for those papers that don’t fit elsewhere. We all have the ...
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Paper Retention

Papers are always coming in – there’s no end – despite the thoughts of a paperless society. Figuring out what ...
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Safety – consider your beauty products

We’ve probably all heard about how medications need to be disposed of after their expiration date; fewer people know that ...
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Revisiting the Past

Visiting an old friend and sharing it with all of you – do you really love the things you surround ...
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Donating Process

Clutter accumulates almost automatically – that’s where creating systems for helping it flow out of your space becomes important and ...
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Organizing – a process not an end point

Organizing is never truly finished – as things will always keep coming into your space and rather is a process ...
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Review: Ziploc Brand Flexible Totes

These sturdy rectangular storage containers are good at what they’re designed for as long as you are mindful of one ...
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Treasures from Others

We all have treasures from people we love – from gifts, sharing, and inheritance. These can cause some of the ...
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Consider Changing Your Routine

Our lack of routine can be just as much a routine as adamantly sticking to your plan – yet however ...
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So Little Space

From badly designed spaces to simply physically small spaces – there are challenges to make the most of what you ...
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Review: 1Password

Whatever tool we use, ideally it will help us simplify our lives so we can focus on what matters – ...
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Anthropomorphizing Your Belongings

Relationships happen with things as well as people, though we might disregard this aspect. If we think about how we ...
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Information Collecting

We all collect something. Often collecting information can be more problematic – there are 2 kinds these days, the physical ...
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Book Review: Making Peace with the Things in Your Life

A great foundation to tackle the organizational challenges you face – it takes work and a willingness to look inside ...
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The Balance – of life, stuff, everything

This symbol is an example of perspective. The black and white are two extremes on a spectrum; tied together as ...
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The Container Store

When you receive great customer service, it can make your day. Then when you realize that it’s been more than ...
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Racing – Time & Energy

Do you ever get so filled with energy? And find yourself accomplishing lots of things in a small amount of ...
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Your Needs and Values

You are so much more than your job, your health, and your struggles. If we don’t align our life to ...
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Clearance and Discount Items – Really a Value?

My frugality has gotten in my way, attempting to save money has lead me to clearance items and the discovery ...
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ClosetMaid Cubeicals – Especially the Mini

Given my love of cubbies, it’s not surprising that I have tried out ClosetMaid’s cubeical systems. There are some features ...
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Keeping Your Car Organized

Getting your car organized and then keeping it organized can feel like a lot of work, especially if you have ...
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Under the Bed Storage

Storing things under a bed can be a great option for some people, though it’s important to consider what kinds ...
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5 Products from the NAPO Conference 2012

NAPO conference is a great place to learn – both more thoughts on organizing and related skills as well as ...
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Filertek Dry Erase Hanging File Tabs

Standard plastic hanging file tabs are common, yet here’s an alternative – and definitely worth considering. I found many wonderful ...
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Define Your Time

Time is fascinating yet the better we “handle” this limited commodity, the more effective we feel. Here’s one way to ...
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Organizing Art & Craft Supplies

There is a plethora of ways to organize craft supplies (or really any things that have a large number of ...
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My Notes on Organizing Craft Supplies

My personal notes on organizing my craft supplies, which I reference in the entry, "Organizing Art & Craft Supplies." ...
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Cultivate Curiosity

Getting curious about yourself can help lead you to answers to solve your own struggles – especially if you can ...
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Delaying Gratification

The Stanford marshmallow experiment fascinates me – the idea of delaying gratification, imposing some self-control – to get what we ...
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Laundry Tools – Sorters, Baskets, and Bags, oh my

As with so much with organizing, there are tons of choices available to you and what works best depends on ...
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Using Your Time Wisely

Our to-do lists are never-ending, and racing around trying to do it all doesn’t serve anyone well. Figure out which ...
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Collections, When to Stop

It’s inevitable that we collect things, whether it’s the standard things we need in life or it’s specific décor. Yet ...
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Hate Doing Laundry? – An Alternative Solution

Weekly or even daily laundry duty is often a solution for many families, while for others it’s the wrong approach ...
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Office Max Portable Folding Cart

A portable folding cart can be a critical tool if you need to carry around a large number of items ...
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Efficiency can be Fun

Are our lives more full than they were a century ago? Here’s a fun anecdotal book about a family of ...
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Useful & Beautiful

There’s a quote by William Morris that I find inspiring, both for the guidelines on what’s important to keep and ...
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Overwhelmed?

Beginning an organizing task can be quite daunting. It might be the hardest step. Most people experience the feeling of ...
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What Type Are You?

We're all quite unique individuals and need to find systems that work for us specifically. By identifying our strengths and ...
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Goals, Already?

If you are one of those people who focus on setting goals at the beginning of the year (and even ...
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Using Your Planner

After doing reviews of some physical planners, here are some things to consider when choosing a new planner for yourself ...
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Purging – Part of the Whole Process

Even I focus too much on “purging,” the necessity of getting rid of things to make space for what you ...
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Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

Just some quotes for the holiday, not a time to worry about organizing or time management ...
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Taylor Planner

With so many different planners on the market, here is one that you might not have heard of with some ...
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You’re Organized, Right?

I'm often asked how organized I am at home, and although that answer varies, I use these simple steps to ...
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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen is a classic book on how to manage your ...
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Negativity – Nip it in the Bud Now

Hearing negative, critical comments from others puts a serious burr in my saddle – especially when it’s not something I ...
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Planner Pad Organizers

There are many paper organizers for sale; this is one of the better ones available. Find out why I think ...
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Another Answer About Professional Organizers

Ever wonder why professional organizers, or even other small businesses, charge what they do? Here are some of the answers ...
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Gifts – Giving and Receiving

Don’t get stuck in a rut – consider what gifts you give those you love – whether for Christmas or ...
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To Go Paperless or Not

As with all decisions, whether you go more paperless it needs to make sense and work for you. Simply because ...
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Over the Door Clothes Hanger

Over the door tools are a great space saving option often, here’s one of those, though we need to consider ...
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Decide on the Next Action

To-do lists can be a critical way for us to make sure we don’t forget what we need to do ...
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Book Review: Buried in Treasures

Three big names write books on hoarding – all psychologists searching to understand and help people with compulsive acquiring, saving, ...
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Hard to Believe – My 100th Blog

My 100th post, it’s hard to believe, and here’s a recap of my favorite 6 posts – the ones that ...
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Figure Out the Zones

Break all your activities into zones – from the ones we all share: sleeping, getting dressed, eating, etc to the ...
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Workforce Shelving Units

Utility shelving can be important although uninspiring; these are some great ones. Their pros outweigh the cons and see pictures ...
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NCRW Huh, What’s That?

A primary idea in coaching is that everyone is NCRW – naturally creative, resourceful, and whole – and that means ...
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Review: Organizing from the Inside Out

Might be the best organizing book I’ve read – Julie Morgenstern’s Organizing from the Inside Out – since it is ...
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The Cost of an Item

An odd phenomena has been occurring for me – I’ve found a reluctance to bring more things home, at least ...
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Cocoon Grid-It

A nifty product, discovered at the NAPO 2011 conference – and finally a great product for men who want to ...
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Guidelines for a Happy Home

Remember the sayings like “If you take it out, put it away” – these ideas are important in the part ...
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Styles of Procrastination

I look at the book, It’s About Time: The 6 styles of procrastination and how to overcome them by Dr ...
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Find Your Motivation

If you’ve tried getting and staying organized before, you might have missed a step – find the personal and positive ...
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Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls

With the National Safety Month’s week 4 topic (2011), preventing slips, trips, and falls – I thought I’d apply this ...
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Reusable Bag Organizer & Bags

Do you use reusable bags? Do they clutter up your space? Or slide around your car while you’re en route? ...
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Getting Things to Their Home

Are there piles of things that have a “home” yet don’t seem to make it back there? There are two ...
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Google Docs

Google Docs is a good way to work with word processing on the cloud – simplifying the editing and formatting ...
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Organizing Your Kitchen

A kitchen can be the heart of your home, or it might not, but it’s the place for preparing food, ...
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Pendaflex I-Organize Storage Binder

After seeing this and its accessories at the 2010 NAPO conference, I was surprised to get one in the mail ...
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Use Your Time Intentionally

An odd synchronicity with “intention” in my life and learning (NAPO conference) and how it relates to how we spend ...
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Bookmarking Websites

If you’ve been using a computer for any length of time, you probably save websites to your computer. Although this ...
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Let Your Passion Lead You

Sometimes we have a moment, a sort of epiphany, when we realize that we’re buying things or have collected things ...
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PlanetSafe Planners

Not as well known as they probably should be, this great, environmental product supports not just your calendar needs, but ...
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Look Out – Papers Incoming

We're constantly bombarded with papers, and when you attend a conference it just gets magnified, never mind how overwhelming all ...
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Note Taking for Virtually Everything

Digital note-taking, from literally typing up some notes, to clipping parts of webpages, to pictures, ad nauseam – then make ...
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Evaluating System Breakdowns

Life is always changing, and part of that means that our organizational systems will need to change. The most obvious ...
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It’s Coming – Tax Day

Papers are one of the hardest things to deal with, and tax time brings this to the forefront. It’s never ...
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Ziploc Big Bags

As with any organizational product, it's important that it meets your needs. Generally, I find myself disinclined towards bags for ...
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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Like the sleep cycles we all have, we have cycles of energy. We need to maximize our energy without neglecting ...
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Simplifying Electronic Back Ups

Losing electronic data can be a horrifying experience and unless you’re backing everything up each time you change something, you ...
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Set Times for Handling E-Mail

An embarrassing thing happened to me, I’d responded to an e-mail in my mind and forgot that I never physically ...
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Unikeep View Case Binders

Binders are sometimes wonderful tools for being organized, and these impress me more than most. Here I evaluate the pros ...
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We Must Always Change

Change can be appreciated when it’s for the better and hated when it looks like it’s for the worst, yet ...
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Drop Files You Use – Here

A superb file sharing service – Dropbox – and it’s unique in many ways. A must have for people using ...
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Keeping Things Close to Where You Use Them is Not Always the Right Answer

You need to consider a couple of other factors before deciding to keep things close to where you use them ...
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The InPlace System Organization Kit and Post It Note Wallet from Peter Walsh

I begin the monthly blog on reviewing organizational products with Peter Walsh’s [In]Place system for organizing paperwork. Find out what ...
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Contagious Clutter

Have you ever noticed that once a single pile appears, more and more piles seem to accumulate? It’s common, yet ...
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud

As we embark into cloud computing, here is my first exploration of it, where I discovered Google calendar ...
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Schedule Your Resolutions

As the traditional time for setting resolutions for the New Year, make sure to keep your list short and most ...
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One of My Favorite Things – Containers

Containers and other organizing tools are wonderful things – there’s no denying that. Nevertheless we need to make sure we ...
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Making Time Means Setting Priorities

If you know what your priorities are and can schedule time to focus on them, you’ll discover that you have ...
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Stop Inadvertent Multitasking

We’ve all accidentally started multi-tasking, digging into the dreaded junk drawer, and dread dealing with the various items, and often ...
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Make It Fun

Life is filled with tasks that we need to do, those things we even dread and procrastinate doing. One of ...
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Only Handle It Once

The largely touted organizing and time management principle of “Only Handle It Once” (O.H.I.O) is easily taken too literally and ...
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Find Your Curiosity

If we can discover within ourselves a genuine curiosity about why the other person does such and which, we’re then ...
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Evaluate While In the Moment

Life is complicated enough without our many tasks adding to the demands on our time and energy. “Simplify, simplify” as ...
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Seasons of Decorations

Halloween is the beginning of three months of heavy decoration time with Thanksgiving and then Christmas following and decorations can ...
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Tweaking Systems for Yourself

As many people promote their solutions, it frequently falls into two categories: the direct outlining of a “do it this ...
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Following Through

On the anniversary of my 52nd blog, I parallel writing this weekly blog to the process of setting up new ...
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Judge Not, Even Yourself

The classic idea of “judge not, lest ye be judged” is often easier said than done. Something else crystallized that ...
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Being Organized is Not Necessarily being Clean and Vice Versa

Cleaning is not one of my strengths, in fact I dislike it, yet working through a couple of steps, I ...
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No ONE Right Approach

Just like there is no one product that will solve everyone’s organizational challenges — the systems you set up for ...
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Those Deep Cabinet Shelves

There are many features of houses that are supposed to provide additional storage, and that deep shelving is one of ...
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Prepared for an Emergency

No one wants to be faced with an emergency situation, yet if we prepare ourselves, it will minimize the chaos ...
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Be a Human Being Not a Human Doing

We are often concerned with how productive we are; yet without balancing all our needs, we wear ourselves out. Then ...
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Organizing the Closet – Clothes, Jackets, and Accessories Oh My

Ready to tackle organizing your closet, the bedroom or hall closet? Here is how I recommend digging in and getting ...
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Take Time to Plan

Taking time to plan is often neglected, too frequently for those “small” things in life, yet making the time for ...
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Passing Up the Good Deals, or Not

Many of us are drawn to the temptation of the “good” deal. Thrift stores and yard sales offer the lowest ...
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Consider What Your Time is Worth

Time is limited. How we spend our time is just as important as how we spend our money. One way ...
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But It’s Free…

It is tempting and easy to automatically accept those free offerings. Although not all of us face this temptation, if ...
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Diving Into a Small Organizing Project

Too often we inadvertently sabotage our organizing efforts, making it actually more difficult and frustrating than it needs to be ...
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Where to Start with Organizing the Entire Home

Want your whole home more organized? It only happens one step at a time and where you start can make ...
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Overwhelmed by E-Mail No More

E-mail overflowing does not demand our attention the way our mailbox would, yet still impacts our feeling overwhelmed and cannot ...
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Help, My Partner is a Slob

Sharing a home with someone can be challenging, the different approaches or apparent lack of, can be daunting. There is ...
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Creating a Digital Filing Cabinet with a Scanner

Organizational tools of all shapes and sizes can tempt us with their ability to make our lives easier and more ...
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Everyone Should Read … Crucial Conversations

Who cannot use more skills at having successful conversations, no matter how difficult? Useful for anyone and everyone. Crucial Conversations: ...
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Tame Your Tupperware

Tupperware has a tendency to overflow or simply become jumbled, see a picture of my Tupperware drawer and make time ...
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Tackling One Room

You can reclaim your home, one room at a time, no matter the clutter or the size. Here are two ...
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Habits from Our Past

We are shaped in various ways by our past. If it benefits the way we do things, great. If it ...
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Preparing to Purge

Before you actually do anything physical to tackle your belongings, you need to consider laying the right groundwork so that ...
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Ask Yourself These Questions during Organizing

Regardless of how you feel about purging your things, here are 8 questions to help you make decisions about what ...
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Professional Organizer – 4 Questions Answered

My personal take on four questions about the profession of organizing and how to choose one to work with, as ...
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Carpe Diem – Now

There is nothing more important that quality of life, your own and the ones that you love. Whatever your struggles, ...
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Passing on the Skills to Your Children

Teaching your children the skills and value of creating habits can appear to have little impact, yet consider how you ...
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Considering Your Possessions by Time as well as Space

Possessions are unavoidable, space is a concrete limitation, but considering things in terms of time can prompt a fresh view ...
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Work to Be In the Moment – Every Moment

Being mindful of your present actions will save you time and energy, increasing your productivity, and allowing you to spend ...
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Closet System Decisions

If you are considering getting a closet system, consider these 6 questions before making a decision ...
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Life is Blossoming Again, Time to Clear the Dust

Spring has arrived. Some tips to help you in the process of spring-cleaning: let gravity help, start at the top ...
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Somehow, Someway Not Making the Progress You Planned?

Being less than perfect just makes you human, don’t let shame or guilt override your efforts at setting up routines ...
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An Organizing Mission for You: Make a List of Things That Inspire You

It can be hard to think of things that motivate and inspire you when you are in the midst of ...
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True Purchasing Power

Consider these three criteria before buying something: know whether it fits, where it will go, and if it is needed ...
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Organizer Problem or Personal Problem?

Date planners are designed to help you manage your time, though do not always work, so where does the break ...
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Organizing Papers, Ugh! Even More So… Part 2

Continuing with the process of organizing paperwork, long-term papers need a system so you can find them without difficulty ...
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Organizing Papers, Ugh! Part 1

Starting the process of organizing paperwork, begin looking at the short-term papers that come into your home and find a ...
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Do You Have a Collection or Does a Collection Have You?

There are things that we each hold dear to our hearts, some to the point that it becomes a collection ...
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Don’t Get Stuck in Your Filing System

Thinking outside the box can be challenging, though when you find something not working, it is time to start looking ...
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Purging School Papers and Why Saying Hoarding Should be a Crime

Delving into a collection of school paperwork dating back more than 20 years, with 2 videos of the process ...
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Coping with Feeling Overwhelmed

Striving to develop some resiliency can help you cope with those times you are feeling overwhelmed ...
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Revamping the Dumping Grounds in Your Home & Other Lost Rooms Part 2

When re-doing a room, there are many factors to consider as well as ways to make the process smoother: with ...
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Change Your Resolution for the New Year

Tomorrow night we will celebrate by ringing in the New Year. It is typically a time for us to look ...
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Appreciate Your Gifts This Christmas… But Don’t Let Them Become Clutter

My husband was teasing me the other day, come Christmas morning I am very methodical. I open a gift, look ...
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Expressing Our Love at Christmas

My absolute most favorite memory of Christmas comes from my childhood with my mom. She would make tons of cookies ...
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Revamping the Dumping Grounds in Your Home & Other Lost Rooms

Do you have any rooms or parts of rooms that have become dumping grounds? You know what I'm talking about ...
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To-Do for Room Re-Vamp

This is my to do list for revamping a room ...
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Loving What You Own

When was the last time you looked around your home with a critical eye? Do you truly love and value ...
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The Perfect Holiday… That Wasn’t Perfect

Thanksgiving is the holiday most overwhelmed with volunteers - and it is a time when we think about what we ...
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The Ever Elusive Time Part II

Last week I talked about setting the timer to find a distinct measure of how you are spending your time ...
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The Ever Elusive Time Part I

Time is this amorphous entity. On one end of the spectrum there never seems to be enough time and on ...
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Love Doing? Or Love Having Done?

I heard a story of Ray Bradbury giving a lecture. He starts with asking the audience how many of them ...
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I Don’t Wanna!

I was thinking the other day about how there are certain things that I just repeatedly procrastinate doing. When clients ...
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More Chores. Just Less Frequent.

Routines are something I advocate. Life is simpler when we have some in place to keep things running smoothly and ...
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Chores. Ugh.

Let's face it, nobody likes chores. The word evokes not-so-fond memories of childhood, with your parents as taskmasters, keeping you ...
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Hello!

Hello and welcome to my blog. Here I'm going to be sharing some of the tips and tricks I've learned ...
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