35 Resources to Help You Get Organized

Everyone needs a list of go-to tools to help them with the important things in their lives. Getting organized is no different. As we wrap up this year in Life Well Lived, I wanted to leave you with (in no particular order) my favorite resources that help me get sanely organized, including some I've created and hope you'll find useful. A few are probably things you have heard of before, but hopefully you will also find a some new resources to add to your list, and to your life. Enjoy!Products:...more
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Ten Ways to Organize Your Papers - Online and Offline

I hear it over and over again from just about everyone I talk to about getting organized. “Help me get rid of my paper clutter. Help me organize the papers I have so I can find them when I need them.” What I have found is that people think this is much harder to do than it actually is. Often they have such difficulty overcoming their inertia that they never even attempt to organize their papers. And once they add in the virtual clutter on their computers just the thought of organizing makes them reach for the aspirin. ...more
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Spring Cleaning in 10 Minutes a Day

It's that time of year again -- time for spring cleaning! If you're like me, this annual ritual strikes fear and dread in your heart. Does spring cleaning seem like the Mt. Everest of housekeeping tasks? A challenge only a few have undertaken successfully? Don't worry, spring cleaning doesn’t have to be scary, but it is something we should all do. It's not just about cleaning blinds and sweeping baseboards, though doing these things is great. You can also use spring cleaning as a prompt to schedule household maintenance and service checks that will prevent problems down the line. ...more
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Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes 7: Share A Moment and Enter to Win a Kindle Fire!

This sweepstakes is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered! Please check out our new sweepstakes launching April 6. ...more
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One-Minute Activism: How You Can Remove Poisons From Our Food and Air

This week, I'm devoting this post and BlogHer's weekly newsletter to making it easy for you to take action to protect yourself and those you love in one minute from your computer. The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards at the end of this week. The problem? A utility lobby doesn't want to have to act on these standards, and is pressuring Congress and President Obama. Specifically, according to the non-partisan, nonprofit Moms Clean Air Force: "Hazardous air pollution comes from our oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants. Many utility executives have cleaned up their plants—and it has not hurt their financial health, or our economy. But now a handful of other coal utility companies, armed with powerful polluter lobbyists, is urging that clean-up be delayed—and fighting to weaken clean air standards for the most toxic pollutants." ...more
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Life Well Lived Moments Sweepstakes: Share A Moment - Enter to Win $250

What is a Life Well Lived Moment to you? Is it when you feel confident because you’re looking your best? Does it happen when you’re feeling buttoned up, organized and on top of the world? Or does it come when you feel happy, content and in charge of your life? Whatever that moment, whenever it comes, however it looks to you -- we want to hear about it! Please share your Life Well Lived Moment below in the comments* to be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card. ...more
My Life Well Lived moment is when I wake up before the rest of my family and head out for an ... more

Knorr Four™ Recipe Contest

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