Review Your Online Subscriptions This Weekend
Oct31

Review Your Online Subscriptions This Weekend

Twenty-five years ago, it was much easier to manage subscriptions. At most, people had a Reader’s Digest, possibly other magazine subscriptions, and none of them renewed automatically. Now a lot of people have upwards of a dozen online subscriptions that ding credit cards at different times of the year. This weekend in the Weekend Series, take some time to get all of your subscriptions organized. Make sure you know what...

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iPad Life Apps [iPad Series #4]
Oct23

iPad Life Apps [iPad Series #4]

An iPad is a great toy, but as a part of the iPad Series, we’re discussing how we can get more out of that device and make it a part of our lives. In order to do that we have to think beyond the “iPad is a toy” mentality and evolve into the “iPad is a tool” mindset. As a tool, the iPad can become an excellent life manager. Today we’re going to discuss apps that help us to be more productive. We will...

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Get Things Done!
May21

Get Things Done!

A coworker mentioned taking a class at work called Take Back Your Life (TBYL). She mentioned a few things that she learned to help her be more organized. Since I am a relatively new hire at my job and am still being overwhelmed by information and processes, I decided I wanted to know more. What is TBYL? I did a Google search to learn more about the system and quickly went to the Take Back Your Life (TBYL) book page on Amazon to read...

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Integrating GTD
May21

Integrating GTD

While you can choose to create one system for organizing both your work and personal lives, I chose to separate the two. In this article we will cover the tools and methods that I chose to use for my work life and how you can implement a similar system. Tools Before we cover the steps that you need to follow to set up your GTD/TBYL system, we need to cover the tools you will need. In addition to working within the parameters of my...

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Do Kitchen Measurement Conversions With This Infographic
Jan30

Do Kitchen Measurement Conversions With This Infographic

You’re in the middle of cooking from a recipe and have either halved or increased a recipe or can’t find the right tool. Let’s see – 8 oz in a cup, 2 cups in a pint, 4 quarts in a gallon? How many teaspoons in a Tablespoon? With this handy infographic from S.B. Lattin Design, the conversion is simple. The layout is pretty easy to understand. The lines indicate equivalence. 4 quarts = 1 gallon. The + sign...

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Organized Life Series
Nov22

Organized Life Series

There are a thousand ways we could all be more organized, more productive, and therefore more relaxed. Over the next six months you can have an organized life by working on a project every weekend.

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Organize Your Pet Supplies [Organization #26]
Nov18

Organize Your Pet Supplies [Organization #26]

We made it. This the 26th and final installment in the Organized Life Series. This week is optional for some of you. Those sad, lonely, and possibly unloved people known as non-pet owners. Seriously, you don’t know what you’re missing. We’re going to talk about cats and dogs, but if you have other pets, you can probably relate. In this article, I’ll be referring to my pug, Toby and my cat, Ringtail. Toby is a...

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Clean Up Your Crafts [Organization #25]
Nov11

Clean Up Your Crafts [Organization #25]

Hobbies can mean many things. You may be an Home-Ec specialist with an elaborate sewing room. You may enjoy woodworking in your garage, shed, or basement. You may have a box of craft supplies in a closet and use your dining room table as a craft area. Whatever is the case, this week in the Organized Life Series, we’re going to organize our craft area and supplies. It’s hard to be specific with so many different types of...

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Keep Your Tools Handy [Organization #24]
Oct28

Keep Your Tools Handy [Organization #24]

This week in the Organized Life Series, we will organize our tools. Whether you’re a seasoned do-it-yourselfer with every set of tool and machinery imaginable, or a college kid in your first apartment, you need tools. A minimal tool set should include such basics as a hammer, a screwdriver set, pliers, and adjustable wrench, and possibly a drill. Everyone should at least have the ability to hang a curtain rod or a framed...

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Clear Your Storage Clutter [Organization #23]
Oct21

Clear Your Storage Clutter [Organization #23]

This week in the Organized Life Series, we will be trudging into our attics, our garages, and any other long-term storage space to get organized. Whether you keep your extra storage in the attic, the basement, the garage, a storage shed, or a rented storage area, we all have “stuff”. Stuff can include memorabilia from our younger high school and college days. It may be your kids’ baby clothes and favorite toys. You...

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The Organized Workout Space [Organization #22]
Oct14

The Organized Workout Space [Organization #22]

This week in the Organized Life Series, we will be looking at our exercise area. Depending on your circumstances, that area may consist of a Wii controller in your family room all the way up to a full basement gym. Even if you’re an official gym rat, you should consider having an exercise area in your home. We all know there are some days that you just don’t feel like going to the gym and keeping some equipment at home...

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Keep Linens Fresh & Neat [Organization #21]
Oct07

Keep Linens Fresh & Neat [Organization #21]

This week in the Organized Life Series, we will be organizing our linens. To begin, you need to consider the types of linens that you use in your home. Think about the linens that you store but rarely use. Realize that the non-linen things that you store in your linen closet, like toiletries, need a home as well. This week we’re going to weed through old linens and get rid of things that aren’t being used or are in bad...

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