Monthly Archives: January 2013

Work-Life Balance

Managing your time is part of creating a good work-life balance. Listen to this lesson on work-life balance, by Cadoux Hirshberg, spouse of Stoneyfield Farm CEO Gary Hirshberg. She writes a monthly column for Inc. Magazine on the subject. She’s … Continue reading

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Organize Your Car in 5 Minutes

In your small world inside your car, are you organized? We all spend so much time inside of our cars these days. Why not make it an orderly spot that will create a relaxing experience. Take 5 minutes, the next … Continue reading

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Is Organizing a Chore or a Project?

I saw Jay Leno do a bit about the difference between men and women. He said the difference comes down to chores and projects. Women do chores and men do projects. Chores are tasks that need to be done on … Continue reading

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Laundry Storage Shelf

by Basic Organization team member Tracy Wells. If you’re a subscriber to Janet’s blog post then you’ll remember this laundry shelf suggestion from www.solutions.com . Janet recommended clearing off your dryer and having a designated space (like this one) for all of … Continue reading

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It’s Coat Weather

The weather-man is describing today’s temperatures as frigid. It’s definitely coat weather outside. So I thought we could examine how you store your “often-used” coats. I believe this is one place where the 80/20 rules applies. The average person wears 20% … Continue reading

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Time to Contain the Tupperware

Does this look familiar? How frustrated does this make you? Take a few minutes to sort, purge and contain your plastic ware. All your plastic ware – I don’t mean to pick on Tupperware. It’s also Rubbermaid, Sterilite, old take-out … Continue reading

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Want a Jammin’ Junk Drawer?

I’ve been reading a lot of blog postings about junk drawers lately. I think because it’s a quick and easy project for those who have resolved to become more organized in the new year. One reason why your junk drawer … Continue reading

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Phone-Tech Etiquette

In an attempt to save time, we often become techno-rude. Don’t let your attempts cause you poor etiquette. The quest for increased productivity and the need to be connected can easily offend others. Here are five rules of etiquette to consider. … Continue reading

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Take a Look at Insak Bags

by Basic Organization team member Tracy Wells. Take a look at this tiny but convenient bag. You wouldn’t guess such a small item could unroll and hold a lot of items up to 35 pounds. Unrolled it is actually a … Continue reading

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Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Office

Use the power of team work to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are a few tips to help you get started. 1. Go Green. I mean buy green. To complete the recycling life cycle, you should buy recycled materials. Did … Continue reading

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