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A Cautionary Tale About Cable Clutter

This post was updated on May 1, 2016.

Today’s post will not be for everyone. In fact, if you tend to have a sensitive disposition, you may not want to watch the video at the end of this post. If this describes you, you can stop here and read one of our other posts about simple ways to use technology.

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Simple Time Management: Figure Out Your Time Wasters

This post was updated on December 7, 2015.

If you struggle with managing your time, one key step to gaining control is to figure out the things that distract you and take your attention away from the things you really should be doing. Any task that stops you from completing your most important tasks (MITs) are basically time wasters.

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Simple Time Management: Get More Done With the WADE Formula

Use the WADE Formula by Julie Morgenstern to get more done.

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Raise your hand if you have lots to do and suffer from “not-enough-time-in-the-day” syndrome. Even if you just have one finger in the air, you should take a peek at the WADE formula. 

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Simple Time Management: Control Your Day With a Time Plan

control your day with a time plan

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Do you sometimes get to the end of a day and wonder where the time went? You were busy and it seemed that you did a lot of things, and yet, you didn’t seem to get many things accomplished.

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4 Easy Ways to Organize Your Scarves

How to Organize Your Scarves

These days, everyone is getting in on the scarf trend. And not just during winter. People are wearing scarves year round now. They’re collecting a bevy of colors, patterns, fabrics, and styles.

Now, this is good and all — but this poses a threat to our perfectly organized homes. Once your scarf collection reaches the double digits, how can you keep them tamed and manageable?

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Small Business Owners! Write Your Business Plan with @Enloop.

*This post was updated September 10, 2015.

Business plans are fun, aren’t they? Such interesting reading. Extremely engaging. And, the best part is, they never need updating. The preceding statement is, of course, completely slathered in sarcasm.

I’m sure you already know that just because you might not like writing a business plan, that doesn’t mean it’s not helpful to have one.

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Positive Language Can Help You Kick Clutter to the Curb

This post was updated November 29, 2015.

Have you noticed that you sometimes use negative words to describe the more, ah, cluttered areas in your home or office? I have a client that refers to her den as “the junk room.” Recently, we decided that she would be more mindful of the “flavor” of the language she uses when describing that room.

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Declutter With a Friend: Here’s Why You Should

get organized and declutter with a friend*This post was updated November 2, 2015.

Would you believe that holding an object can increase your desire to keep it? Crazy, right? Well, it’s true. It turns out that the power of touch is, well, really powerful. So much so that you probably won’t let go of things that you don’t like if you hold them.

So, the next time you decide to go through the clothing in your closet, for the love of God, don’t touch anything!

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Simple Tech: Voice Memos Help You Remember Everything

This post was updated on May 1, 2016.

When you find simple solutions — like voice memos — to tackle the most annoying day-to-day problems, you feel like a rock star! Well, I do.

Afterall, when things are simple, life is just easier. Using a process that is simple and has few steps to follow usually means that you can execute an action more quickly. This translates into better time management and increased productivity.

Today’s post shares how voice memos can help you do just that.

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8 Things You Can Do When The Power Goes Out

This post was updated on January 21, 2016.

If you live in a town that has it fair share of cold temperatures, it’s probably not unusual for you to experience snow storms, even big Snowmageddon-type blizzards. And, with mega-storms, you also expect to have power outages.

So, with no Netflix, cable, Internet connection and a low cell phone battery, you probably think that you’ll be bored out of your mind and that your productivity will plummet. While there’s no guarantee that those two things won’t happen, the good news is that you still have a bit of control over your situation.

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