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How Evernote Changed My Life (And How It Can Change Yours)

My Evernote conversion occurred about four years ago.  Stuffed in the back of my junk drawer (yes, I also have one) for several years, lay a handwritten recipe for the best maple balsamic salad dressing I obtained from a restaurant in Vermont.  Frustrated with my lack of organization for something so valuable, I downloaded Evernote … Keep Reading »

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Five Essential Back to School Tips Plus $50 off September Special Offer!

I don’t know about you but I find late August bittersweet. Long, schedule-free days draw to a close soon replaced by early mornings and an increasingly hectic routine. Our kids, on the other hand, seem genuinely ecstatic to begin the new school year. If back to school fills you with dread and stress here are … Keep Reading »

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Sage Organizing Tips Gleaned From Our Moms

Several years ago, just before my mother passed away, I called her from the US (she lived in England) to ask her whether she could find information regarding my UK bank account. “Just a minute,” she said. And in literally, less than a minute, she gave me the information I needed. That was one of … Keep Reading »

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Minimalism and Maintenance: The Two Elements You Need to Get Organized in 2016

Minimalism and maintenance.  Neither word inspires warm fuzzy feelings yet in my ten years of organizing experience I can vouch that without these two ingredients, living an organized life is impossible.  Let’s start with minimalism: “Less is more.” This is a phrase I often use when meeting a potential client.  The less we have the … Keep Reading »

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Taking Stock for the Holidays: Tips to Simplify and Save $ for the Holidays

It’s the most wonderful time of year…for some.  A survey conducted by PR Newswire cites Christmas as the sixth most stressful life event.  Yikes. Naturally, as a professional organizer, I strongly believe that good organizing and planning greatly minimizes stress and enhances emotional well-being.  Here are six tips to help you find a little more … Keep Reading »