Author Archives: Jane

Computer Recovery Box

The excitement of getting a new computer can often distract us from the important task of organizing the computer and its accoutrements. Once the screen lights up, you instantly forget about things like the emergency recovery disk. That is, until … Continue reading

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Dual Not Dull Office Supplies

I love to read through collections of ideas for dual purposing objects. People send in their ideas to a magazine, and then the editor publishes the ideas that are most clever. Dual purposing products is important as it not only … Continue reading

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Scheduling And Other Dilemmas of Modern Life

Scheduling has always been a problem for me. I’d like to think it’s because more demands have been placed on women today. The reality is that although I have to bring home the soy bacon and fry it up in … Continue reading

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Organizing Books and Publications

I would be curious to know the percentage of people whose New Year’s Resolution is to become more organized. I know for me this always tops the list. And unlike the familiar but slightly unrealistic goals we tend to set … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Organizing Obstacles – Part 3 – Separation Anxiety

Judging by the growing number of self-storage facilities and professional organizing services popping up everywhere, many of us are struggling with an almost paralyzing inability to manage our belongings. From last season’s fashions to last month’s periodicals, we are spending … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Organizing Obstacles – Part 2 – Too Much of a Good Thing

The only way you can truly get and stay organized is if you have a system for storing things where you can easily find them again. A closet full of unmarked boxes is just chaos waiting to happen, and if … Continue reading

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How to Overcome Organizing Obstacles – Part 1 – Living in the Real World

In a perfect world, your meetings and appointments would be scheduled in manageable intervals, your paperwork would be carefully filed in color-coded folders, and your home and office bookshelves would be so neatly arranged they’d make the Library of Congress … Continue reading

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Recession Proof Organizing

I hate to be the one to bring up the “R” word. Just like you, I’m tired of the newspaper headlines. Unfortunately, the reality is that for most of us the recession has brought about change. For some, those changes … Continue reading

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Managing Kids’ Activities

  It starts out simply enough. Hoping to encourage your child to make new friends (maybe even some whose mother’s won’t mistake an invitation for an afternoon play date for foster care), you sign him up for Scouts. The next … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home Office

For them, Back to School means the end of carefree days of sleeping late, playing with friends and family beach trips. For you, it’s the return to relative sanity as you drop them off and let someone else think of … Continue reading

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