Getting Rid of Old Computer Hardware
Feb12

Getting Rid of Old Computer Hardware

When you move or reorganize your home, or buy a new computer, you need to git rid of your old hardware. This weekend, get rid of your old computer hardware by giving it away, donating it, or recycling it. Depending on the condition of your hardware, your options might be limited. Decide what to do with your old computer: Give away the computer – If you know a family that needs a computer, it’s best to help someone that you...

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Understanding the Eisenhower Matrix
Oct16

Understanding the Eisenhower Matrix

If you’ve ever read the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey for school or work, then you should remember one important concept: how to prioritize tasks using the Eisenhower Method of Time Management. The concept is simple. When you plan your time, you should prioritize tasks that are important both in the short term (urgent) and in the long term (not urgent) over tasks that are not important to you. Tasks can be...

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Organize Your Recipes Online
Jun19

Organize Your Recipes Online

For general information about organizing your paper, cookbook, and online recipes, see Organize Your Recipes [Organization #12], first published in July 2012. After reviewing the 2012 article, come back to this article for updated and software-specific information. This article is part of both the Organized Life Series and the Getting Healthy Series. In this article, you will learn how to use Pinterest, Google Drive, and Paprika to...

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Make Oatmeal in a Jar
Nov14

Make Oatmeal in a Jar

Your time is valuable, but it’s important to have a hot, nutritious breakfast. To mesh your varied needs, you can prepare oatmeal jars for your workweek. This weekend in the Weekend Series, make oatmeal in a jar to prepare your breakfast for the workweek. Gather Your Supplies In addition to the ingredients and utensils that you need to prepare your oatmeal, you will need the following: Oatmeal Ingredients – Make sure that...

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Backing Up to the Cloud for Free
Jun07

Backing Up to the Cloud for Free

Using a cloud backup is an important strategy to a successful backup plan. If you don’t want to pay for your online backup, you have other options. Backing up online using CrashPlan is simple and extremely low maintenance, and that’s what you’re paying for: the convenience and ease of use.This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to organize your backup system for FREE. For more information about this simple...

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Organize Your Backups This Weekend
May27

Organize Your Backups This Weekend

Using a cloud backup is an important strategy to a successful backup plan. To learn more about designing a backup system, see Backing Up Your Files. This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to organize your backup system. Why should I keep a backup in the cloud? You should keep a backup of anything that you don’t want to lose. It’s fine to keep a hard drive to back up your files, but you also need an off-site...

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Organize Your Cloud Files This Weekend
Apr26

Organize Your Cloud Files This Weekend

Cloud services, such as Dropbox, provide you with the ability to view and edit your files anywhere from any computer or device. This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to organize your cloud files. Strategize Your Cloud Before you organize your cloud files, you need to devise a strategy for how you want to use various cloud services. You have three options when it comes to your cloud strategy: Maximum Freedom – You...

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Clean Out Your Computer Files This Weekend
Mar25

Clean Out Your Computer Files This Weekend

Most people have lots of computer files totaling hundreds of gigabytes or possibly multiple terabytes. Files can include documents, music, photos, and videos. This weekend in the Weekend Series, you are going to clean up old computer files that you don’t need anymore. Your Organized Files As part of the Organized Life Series, you have already done most of the work: Documents As part of the Organized Life Series, you have created...

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Create A Bill System This Weekend
Dec31

Create A Bill System This Weekend

Last weekend, you cleared out your office papers and filled out out the Printable Bill Sheet. It’s time to put that information to good use. This weekend, we will take time to create a system to minimize the time you spend every month paying your bills. The Goal Begin with the end in mind. What you’re going to accomplish will save you a lot of time and stress. When a bill comes in the mail or by email, you will review it...

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Clear Out Your Office Papers This Weekend
Dec14

Clear Out Your Office Papers This Weekend

Whether you currently have a box of papers that “eventually” need to be dealt with or stacks of papers cluttering your desk, you really need to take the time, get them sorted, and develop a simple system to keep organized going forward. This weekend in the Weekend Series, you take time to organize the piles, stacks and folders of office papers. Depending on the current state of your office, this could be a quick project or you...

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Start Using Lastpass This Weekend
Nov30

Start Using Lastpass This Weekend

You’re ready to Update Your Passwords This Weekend, but you want to take it a step further. You’re tired of trying to remember your passwords. You’re not happy with the password-protected spreadsheet of password hints you’ve been using for a decade. You agree that it’s a bad idea to use the same username and password all over the internet. You have some business accounts that need password sharing and...

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Update Your Bookmarks & Passwords This Weekend
Nov14

Update Your Bookmarks & Passwords This Weekend

Current statistics show that the average U.S. household has around six internet-connected devices. My tech-savvy friends have considerably more devices. Author’s Note: My daughter and I collectively own eight internet-ready TV devices (three TVs, two Blu-Ray players, two Rokus, and a Wii). We have two smartphones, two tablets, two Kindles, and five computers. That’s a total of 19 devices! What does that have to do with...

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