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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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What Were Your Accomplishments?

Focus on your accomplishments in the new year for even greater success.

Woo Hoo! A new year means a new you, right? Have you been writing lists and lists of resolutions? Maybe you should take a look back at some of your accomplishments from the past year instead.  That’s what I’ve been doing and it’s been really fun taking a trip down “Yay, Me!” lane.  You should give it a try … it’s pretty helpful.

Here’s why:

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Resolutions Are a Waste of Time

Resolutions Are a Waste of Time

Research has shown that, after six months, fewer than half the people who make New Year’s resolutions have stuck with them, and, after a year, that number declines to around ten percent.”

It’s the time of year that everyone makes the decision to be better at one thing or another. But, with statistics like that, wouldn’t you agree that making resolutions are a waste of time?

Sticking with resolutions is also an uphill battle because of one little thing — YOU … and me, too. All of us.

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Redesign Your Office With SnapShop Showroom App

This post was updated on May 2, 2016.

Are you bored with your office layout? Does your space need to be rearranged to accommodate clients or to allow for productive meetings? Trying to figure out if that desk you’ve been eyeing will fit perfectly in your office? Ready for a big overhaul or redesign? There’s an app for that!

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The Clutter Paradox: Contradictions in Clutter Clearing Methods

The Clutter Paradox: Contradictions in Clutter Clearing Methods

*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

We’re always searching for “the secret” to solving life’s troubles. Usually, we realize that no matter the solution, we still have to put in the work to see the results we want. If we want to lose weight, we have to exercise and change our eating habits.  We can try the treadmill or take up boxing. We can join Jenny Craig or just replace bad snacks with healthy ones.  What works for you might not work for me. You’ve heard all this before, yes?

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Quick Tip: Follow These 3 Donation Rules


follow these three tips before you donate your stuff*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

Donating  items that you no longer need or want can be very rewarding. You end up with a less cluttered space and someone else gets something they need. Before you go on give-away campaign, be sure that you follow these simple donation rules of thumb.

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Do You Have a Clutter Graveyard?

get control of your clutter graveyard*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

I used to have a clutter graveyard. It was located in my home office. Whenever I didn’t want to deal with something – a box, paper, mail …anything … I would shove it in my office until I could get to it. Surprised? You shouldn’t be — pro organizers are busy just like everyone else and sometimes get caught up with life.

The difference between us and the average person is that we have weapons in our arsenal. We use specific strategies to get righted again, and because we have those tools, our spaces tend not to remain cluttered for very long.

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Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking

“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” says Earl Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT in the article Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again by Jon Hamilton. In fact, a study published in NeuroImage found managing two mental tasks at once has been proven to reduce the brainpower available for either task … ”

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GO Month Day 6: How to Stay Motivated

Go Month: How to Stay Motivated

*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

It’s only day six of Get Organized Month and life is still happening. Though your children may be back at school, you’re also back at work with all – or more – of your usual responsibilities. When life goes back to normal after the holidays, it’s easy to slip into “I’ll do it later” mode.  And, you might find it more difficult to stay motivated.

Whether your goals are to eat healthier, manage your time better, or have a less cluttered home/office/car, staying motivated can be a challenge. A certain pro organizer can relate as her home office is typically on her “to do” list … but more on that later.

Here are a few things you can do to keep the momentum going:

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