Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Art of Thrifting

I visit thrift stores a lot. Usually to drop off donations for my clients. I don’t often venture inside. But once in a while I plan a shopping trip. It’s an adventure for me – Kind of like a treasure hunt. But it’s … Continue reading

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The Opportunity Missed in “The Clothes They Stood Up In”

As the story goes, in The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett, Mr and Mrs Ransome lost everything they had in their apartment during a burglary while they were out. Then, through a course of events, everything was returned. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “The Clothes They Stood Up In”

Each summer the “organizer” book club that I belong to reads a fiction book that has something to do with the challenges people have with their stuff. This year we are reading The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett. It’s … Continue reading

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Organized Reading with the Fingerprint Bookmark

I am still a book reader (not yet into Kindle or Nook). I carry whatever I am reading with me all the time. I hate to waste time, so it’s great to be able to pull out a book to … Continue reading

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Thrifty Planet

From my friends at Think Outside the Bin, here is a resource for consignment clothing. Search by state to view a listing of your local clothing consignment store options.  Consignment is a great way to “recycle” name brand gently used … Continue reading

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An Easy Decluttering Exercise

Want an easy way to evaluate what you need and what you use? This is an easy exercise to do just that. It allows you to focus on one type of item and it will reveal how much you really … Continue reading

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Are You Marketing Your Business to the Right People?

As a small business owner, I do my own marketing. So when I came across this web site, I found it very helpful in determining if I am focusing my marketing efforts on the right group to people. Check it … Continue reading

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The Newest Form of Junk Mail

I recently caught myself doing something that I hate. It was disguised as something else, but still the same. What I hate is junk mail. I have done my best to eliminate it from my mail box, but I think the … Continue reading

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