Mail, Mail, Go Away! Easy Ways to Tame Your Mail Piles

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letter_traysAs you may or may not know, I’m a contributor to FranklinCovey’s Get Organized Community, along with the likes of Dr. Stephen Covey (think: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). As a contributor, I recently answered a question about MAIL, and it’s so applicable to so many people, I thought it might benefit YOU.

>>>>>> Question < <<<<< Do you ever have those days when you barely have enough time to get your mail, much less sort through it? I do, and I’ve been having more and more of these types of days, which means my mail pile gets huge. Read more

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Tuesday Tip: Ready, Set, GO!

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morningI have an odd tip for today. I had to work past a little mom guilt when I first tried this… but once we got used to it we were hooked!

TIP: Put your kids to bed in their clothes. Not the clothes they wore today, but tomorrow’s clothes. After their bath. This takes no extra effort on anyone’s part, but it saves countless hassles in the morning! Picking the outfit and finding all the “just right” stuff is all done the night before, without the morning rush to complicate it. Read more

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Declutter Your Computer – Part 1

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email iconToday I want to talk about an area of the office that may just be one of my favourite things to organise – your computer!

Because we can’t see computer clutter as obviously as we can see physical clutter, we often don’t realise it’s there but believe me, it’s still affecting you.

How does it affect you?

When you open your Inbox and feel drained at the sight of all your emails, when your computer runs slow because there are so many photos on there and when you click into your Google Reader and can’t BELIEVE how much some people post because you went through your blogs for 3 hours yesterday and now there are 127 unread items yet again! Read more

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Get Organized for Tax Season in 5 Easy Steps

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tax filingIn the words of Dave Barry, “It’s income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta.”

Filing taxes = huge pain. We all know it. We all go through it once a year. And while there’s no way around tax season, there is a way to make the process less stressful.

P.R.E.P.A.R.A.T.I.O.N. Read more

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Web Accessibility For All – We’ve Got It!

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web accessibilityStacks and Stacks is doing something new to reach out to seniors and the disabled!

We have a new icon on our website that offers a link to a web accessibility tool for seniors and the disabled! The tool is absolutely free to download and free to use, and can help people with impairments navigate the internet and our website. Read more

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Tuesday Tip: Finding Creative Unused Space

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medicine-cabinetI was cleaning out my medicine cabinet over the weekend and had an “aha!” moment. I love magnetic storage gadgets, and guess what? My medicine cabinet door is made of metal! This could be the perfect solution to keep all those little items corralled and not falling on me every time I open the door.

So I grabbed a little magnetic basket from my fridge and stuck it to the inside of the door for the small tubes of medicine and a digital thermometer. I used a second one for my makeup brushes. Read more

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Product of the Week: Sleep Tight

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bed bug protectionWho hasn’t been disturbed by all the stories of bed bugs lately? I know I have! Once just a cute little rhyme whispered in bedrooms at night, the phrase “Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t let the Bed Bugs Bite” has taken on a different tone recently.

What to do? Luckily technology and innovation are keeping up with the troublesome little critters and their seemingly unstoppable infiltration into the bedroom, offering practical products to deal with these pests. Read more

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