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A New Level of Notetaking


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


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


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…

Cut Down On Your Chores


This blog post is for all the moms out there who work tirelessly to keep up with household chores. As a mother of 3, I find the daily chore grind never ending. My children are now, 13, 11 and 6. A few years ago it finally dawned on me, “Why am I doing all of…

Heading off to College?


Are you heading or sending someone off to college soon? It’s the time of year when parents take the giant leap of sending their kids away to college, often for an extended period away from home for the very first time. I just dropped my 13 year old son off at summer camp for his…