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Create a Strategy for Meal Planning

Meal planning can be a challenge for many people. Do you start to think about dinner when it’s time to eat? By then, you don’t have any food on hand and don’t have time to go to the grocery store. … Continue reading

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Time Management: Start at the TOP of Your To Do List

There are lots of things you start at the top, for example: Ice cream cones Writing letters Washing windows And when the To Do list just looks too daunting, that’s where I start – at the top. It’s tempting to … Continue reading

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Basic Organizing: Keeping Track of Your Keys

I confess that I’ve had to work hard at keeping track of my keys. At home, they always go on the hook right inside the door. That’s worked well for years.  But I’ve had trouble keeping track of my keys when I’m … Continue reading

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Free Information Overload

I love reading about organizing case studies, looking at office designs and tools, and exploring ways to be a better business woman. When I first started my business, I subscribed to any newsletter or blog that gave me some inspiration … Continue reading

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Preparing Breakfast Ahead of Time

A Gift from Friends Recently, some friends stayed in our home while we were away for a short holiday.  When we returned, they had left a pan of baked oatmeal in our refrigerator as a thank you gift.  It was one of … Continue reading

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Using Small Chunks of Time to Complete Large Tasks

When I was in college, I preferred to write ten-page papers in one night.  It wasn’t because the paper was due the next day (often, I’d finish it before the due date), but I liked submerging myself into the task at … Continue reading

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Decide to Decide: Organizing is about Follow-through

In the organizing industry, we have a phrase coined by Kathy Waddill, “decide to decide.”  What does this mean? In her book The Organizing Sourcebook, Waddill talks about “decide to decide” as the need to follow through with projects and tasks in … Continue reading

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Procrastination: Three Dangerous Little Words “Just for now.”

Have you ever had something in your hand and didn’t know what to do with it?  Did you find yourself saying, “I’ll just put this here for now,” as you dropped it on the kitchen counter? We’ve all done it.  It’s … Continue reading

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Create a Project Catcher to Get to Done

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a task because it really isn’t a task but a big or small project with many tasks that need to be tackled? And when you think about the, rightly labeled, “project” in its entirely … Continue reading

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Time Maps: Visualizing How You Spend Your Time

Do you feel like you’re overcommitted?  Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day for you to get everything done? Maybe there aren’t. In her book Time Management from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern explains that time is as … Continue reading

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