Last week my computer’s motherboard died, leaving me unplugged and mostly offline. If you have a business or your computer contains important documents or precious photos, then you know how stressful this situation could be. But, although I missed my cyber-friends and felt bereft without Xander (my laptop), I made good use of the time, […]
Welcome to Mission #12 of our 52 Get Organized Missions. What do the financial folders in your home filing system look like? More accounts than you need or can handle? If your accounts are in disorder, it makes it hard to feel on track with your financial goals. So this week we’re going to streamline […]
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Would you like to share information on Facebook with family and personal friends, but not, say, with work colleagues?
You have control over your privacy settings in Facebook. Organizing your profile settings to determine who can see what is a simple two-step process:
1. Segment your Facebook friends into lists: Select from Family, Work, College, High School and other lists – or create your own…
Now that we’ve cleared your closet of all those ill-fitting, out-of-style and unappealing garments, it’s time to fill in any closet gaps. This week we’ll make a list of clothes and accessories to help you look and feel your best in your various roles in life. You don’t have to rush out and buy everything straight away. But you’ll have a dream closet shopping list to focus future shopping trips, and to guide you away from things that don’t belong in your closet – or your life…
Getting organized improves your ability to achieve most goals by helping you to be more strategic and resourceful. And that’s certainly the case when it comes to saving money. Here are 7 ways you can save money by being a little more organized.
1. Work your closet. Ideas to try: * Look for fresh ways to combine items already in your closet. * Instead of buying new clothes, look for a belt, bag, jacket or shoes to bring a new-season look…
What do you do when you find a good site or blog online?
The problem with bookmarking in your browser, or using social bookmarking sites, is that you have to keep returning to your bookmarked sites and looking for new information. A more time-effective strategy is to get updates and new information sent to you automatically. There are usually several ways you can receive updates from a website or blog automatically…
Who do you look to to make your life happy and fulfilling? Are they making the grade?
There are some people to whom you really shouldn’t delegate responsibility for your happiness. Don’t worry – there are only five.
1. Your spouse. You’ve committed yourself to your spouse for life. Doesn’t that entitle you to their undying efforts to keep you happy? Thankfully, no…
I’m updating my testimonials page, and I’d love your help.
If you’ve found something helpful here – products, resources, 52 Missions – it would be wonderful to have your feedback in a testimonial.
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Do you long for a closet of comfortable, co-ordinated clothes that look great and make you feel fabulous? Well, you’re about to take the first step.
Before you can create your dream wardrobe you need to clear out the clothes and accessories that are more of a nightmare. So in this Get Organized Mission we’re going to systematically remove all the closet clutter that’s wasting hanger space and dragging your image down…
If you or a family member are hoping for student success in the upcoming semester, now’s an excellent time to get SMART. To get a jump start on a great academic year, set some college or school goals and make them Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Framed – SMART. Follow these 5 easy steps and […]
This week I’ve seen two helpful posts on getting organized for travel, at opposite ends of the travel scale. Around the World Unclutterer has a post on travelling from Chris Guillebeau. Chris is a man with a plan – to visit every country in the world (113 out of 197 done) before his 35th birthday […]
A recent NYT article outlining David Pogue’s Productivity Secrets inspired me to think about my own approach to productivity. Because I have a home-based business, people often ask me how I keep myself productive despite the lure of home-based distractions. Sometimes I’m asked if I’m tempted to do housework instead of working. Say what now? […]
Social networking can eat up a lot of time, so good tools that help you to be more organized and time effective are worth noting. Here’s one I use every day to streamline my social media status updates. Getting Organized Quick Tip #3: Use Ping.fm to post your social network status updates. It’s uber-simple – […]
You Get Better Customer Service by Being a Better Customer, according to LifeHacker. (Their article summarizes the first of several points that explain How to Be the Best Customer by Wise Bread.) And how do you become a better customer? By getting organized and keeping a record of your communications. (See below for a free […]