Living An Organized Life

Escape Information Overwhelm in 3 Simple Steps

“We’re the product. Our attention is the product being sold to advertisers.”  – Justin Rosenstein, The Social Dilemma In the United States, 2020 is a presidential election year—a vote that’s happening this week, in fact … which would seem to be news only to somebody who didn’t have access to the Internet or wasn’t alive …

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Where to Get Great (and Unbiased) Advice on New Tech

So you’ve done the inner work and decided that, yes—you DO need new tech. What inner work, you ask? Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, which focus on deciding if you actually NEED new hardware or software in the first place. Once you’re officially shopping, it’s easy to get misled. Between …

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Making the Most of Your Current Tech

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series. Click here to read Part 1, which is all about deciding whether you need new hardware. In Part 2, we’ll focus on software. We all have a bad habit of grabbing the wrong solutions to our problems. Let’s say you’re having a terrible day.  Your boss just …

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Stop! Do You Really Need That New Tech?

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” —Aldous Huxley It’s fall. Big box retailers are churning out coupons inspiring us to spend money—seasonal decorations are already on the shelves … and is that really a Christmas Carol I’m hearing?! With the constant messaging from every angle, it’s super easy …

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Does your stuff have a you problem?

When I coach clients on how to handle their stuff, I talk a lot about how stuff isnt really the problem, at least not in the ways they think it is. How you think about, feel about and interact with your stuff is what determines whether you stay organized or are dealing with the kind …

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How reusable face masks can help you unclutter your life

Mindfulness isnt difficult. We just need to remember to do it. Sharon Salzberg   In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, disposable products leapt off the shelves at a pretty alarming pace. On Maslows hierarchy of needs, Safety ranks as far more important than Self-Actualizationwhere things like concern for the environment tend to fall. …

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Tried Marie Kondo’s method and still need help? Here’s why.

As a professional organizer, Im often asked about the difference between my methods and Marie Kondos.  If you arent familiar with Ms. Kondo, Id first ask, Where have you been?! She wrote a book a few years back called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, which outlined her KonMari method of organizing.  I deeply appreciate …

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3 Tips for Approaching Your Taxes Like a Recipe

3 Tips for Approaching Your Taxes Like a Recipe

Death and taxes may be inevitable, but they shouldnt be related. -J.C. Watts, Jr.   Do you like to cook? Have you ever cooked? Lets start there. If so, then that will be the basis for this article. Just like following a recipe in the kitchen, this is a recipe for your financial records. And …

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DIY Taxes Made Simple

DIY Taxes Made Simple

Death, taxes, and childbirth! Theres never any convenient time for any of them. -Margaret Mitchell   So this year, because of Covid-19, the Fed has pushed filing personal taxes back to July. But I know you want to be prepared long before that deadline, right? These tips will work for any year, pandemic or not, …

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They say you can never be too thin or too rich but everyone wants more time … and you can’t buy that!

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