Get Rid Of Paper – At Home

As I write this blog post, surrounded by paperwork, I realize my attempts at going paperless have been dismal failures.  Then it dawned on me, it is paper-less, not paper-free. The goal here is not to get rid of all paper, it is to have less paper, which I have successfully accomplished. This is a two-part blog […]

Financial Organization

I don’t know about you, but I think I paid more late fees last year than I did when I wasn’t a steadily employed, mostly responsible adult. Let me assure you, there is nothing stylish about late fees. Technology made it easier to pay most bills, but also created a bit of organizational confusion. There are […]

How to Organize a Desk Without Drawers

You were right about that antique farm table, it fits perfectly and looks stunning in your home office.  The problem is, when your desk isn’t really a desk, there isn’t room for supplies, files and work-in-progress. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to sacrifice style for function. Here are 5 easy ways to organize a desk […]


Quick Fix Schoolwork Paperwork

My mom decided to part with some family photos and other keepsakes.  She carefully divided them between the three of us, but my eldest sister’s pile seemed slightly bigger than mine.  Much to my mother’s dismay, I am a true middle child and as such have the uncanny ability to recognize even the slightest hint of unfairness. When […]

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Quick Fix For Paperwork Piles

No matter how hard I try, there is a pile of paperwork I just can’t seem to eliminate. What’s in the pile? Oh, well, that changes. I wish I could tell you that today’s pile includes exciting party invitations and travel plans, but sadly, it does not. Today, my paperwork (and life) are not very glamorous, there is a contract to […]

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Home Office Hacks – Hide Your Shredder

When I started See Jane Work, in 2004, it was out of necessity.  I could not find office supplies that were functional and stylish.  A lot has changed since then (you can thank me later), computers are tiny, desk accessories are stylish, even my desk lamp has a good looking cord. Unfortunately, there are still a few […]

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Shared Home Office

When I was growing up I dreamt of the day I would no longer have to share my personal space; that, to me, was a true measure of success. Then I had kids and realized that I would be sharing my personal space for the rest of my life. My children were worse than any […]

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Meeting Survival Guide

“I hold this as a rule of life: too much of anything is bad.” Terrence McKenna was definitely NOT referring to meetings when he made this statement.  Regardless, it sums up exactly how I feel about meetings. I have earned a reputation for being a meeting dodger, it’s because I tend to over correct.  After […]

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An Organized Office Matters

You would be shocked to know that although I’m considered an Organizing Expert, my office is not always neat and tidy.  We all know being organized is important, but it isn’t always easy! In a recent survey, commissioned by Post-it® Brand (my finance background is coming out…here come the numbers), 66% of office workers reported […]