Help Eliminate Clutter – Stop Buying Useless Gifts

This blog post may not help the economy but it will help reduce clutter! We buy and receive gifts for many occasions – birthdays, Christmas, weddings, baby showers, and even sometimes “just because”.  The gifts may be given with love, be very thoughtful or just the perfect item.  Don’t get me wrong; I love to give and receive gifts… certain gifts.  Think about the last gift you gave. ...more

Time Savers for Social Media Part II

In Part I of  Time Savers for Social Media we looked at the advantages and disadvantages, now what can we do about it?...more

Time Savers to Social Media - Part I

If you are reading this then you already know what social media is. But here’s my question:Are you managing the time you spend interacting with social media?In this two part post we will explore the advantages and disadvantages to using social media and ways to save time while using social media....more

Social Media is an amazing tool in which you can interact with people on a daily basis it ...more

Where is that Darn Phone Number?!! Organize Your Contacts

Address book, business card file, Rolodex®, Outlook™, cell phone… All places where we try (or have given up trying) to keep all of our contacts. There were only 2 times when I used to feel like kicking and screaming over my contact list. (1) When it was time to gather up the needed addresses to get the Christmas cards out. (2) When I got frustrated that I couldn’t lay my hands on a certain number I needed at that moment. ...more

4 Steps to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Work Day

Many of us check the weather to see the forecast so we know what to wear or if we will need a jacket, umbrella or sunscreen. We ask in advance about the dress code for certain events. We prepare in advance for many things, so why not prepare for tomorrow?  Here are four things you can do to prepare for tomorrow, whether at home or at the office. ...more

Getting Organized While Watching TV?!

That’s right – organize!  You can even do it while watching TV.  Now if it’s a good movie or snuggle time with your honey, then I don’t recommend organizing at that moment. On the other hand, if you are watching Two and Half Men, The Mentalist, Army Wives, or…. you get the picture. Go ahead, watch your favorite show but do a few things with those idle hands. Here’s a short list of 10 things you can do while watching TV to keep up with your home organization: ...more

Networking is Like a Blind Date

This week is National Networking Week so I thought I'd share my two cents. I do lots of networking for my business; it's a part of my marketing plan. I equate networking to going on a blind date. Just like a blind date, there are lots of unknowns at each networking event - who will be there, will I be able to find clients or strategic partners, how will the event flow? It can be pretty scary. But like a blind date, you do have a few things you can control.You can do some planning: ...more

What's a Gift Closet??

Okay, so it doesn’t have to be a “closet”, it can be a drawer, shelf, or box.  In other words, do you have a stock of gifts that you have purchased in advance (or are going to re-gift)?  Having some gifts on hand is great for those last minute invites or the times when you forgot someone’s birthday.  Shopping for gifts this way can also save you money.  My sister-in-law, for example,  shops for Christmas all year long, and puts everything into the gift closet with a tag for the intended recipient.  She only shops sales and has plenty of time to wait for...more

Creative Small Space Storage

Here are some creative ideas ( a few of them I use) for finding storage space in things that are stylish and creative.  ...more

Working from Home: A Blessing or A Curse?

As technology continues to advance, so do our opportunities. Just before the new millennium, people began to realize that computer technology allowed them to work from home, accessing necessary data from the internet. The term "telecommuting" is used to describe such an occurrence. Many people were excited to give up commute time, add flexibility to their life and work from home....more

Thanks for the shout out, Natalie! Great tips!more