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Recipe for Receipts

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Of course there are many different ways to deal with the deluge of receipts that continually fill up your wallet and pockets, what’s the best way to organize them? That answer really is individual. When we work with a client who has “receipt clutter” we offer several suggestions, here’s a few: File them. The good…

Organize your Bulletin Board

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Do you have a bulletin board near your desk that has been collecting papers and dust for a long, long time? Take some time to reorganize and put it to good use. Take everything off the board and put the pins in a bowl. Look over all the papers and decide what is outdated. Rehang…

A New Level of Notetaking

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Do you have an important meeting or lecture to attend and dread the thought of writing notes? If so, you might want to invest in a digital pen. The Pulse Smartpen 2G model can capture approximately 200 hours of recorded audio. The pen comes with special paper which allows you to take notes during the…

My Dirty Little Secret Drawer

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As a professional organizer people assume I maintain an orderly environment everywhere I go–wrongo! The key to being and staying organized is having good systems that work for you, not against you. Chaos ensues like crazy in my very busy household, but one of my favorite vices is my secret drawer. I have a 5″…

Laundry Litany

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Ok, we need to talk about laundry. Everyone has it. It’s a fact of life, so as an organizer and efficiency expert, it’s my job to help you find ways to make it easier. Here are some of my favorite laundry room tools that can help lighten the load. The first, these terrific collapsible baskets…