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Post #98 has landed on the blog

Pandemic grocery shopping has led to extra overwhelm that may have exacerbated already bulging pantries, chaotic freezers, and best intentions for fresh produce. The big question is do you know what you have? If your answer is “no,” or you think “yes” but are unsure, I have one word for you to ponder: inventories. Learn how to make simple food inve
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Reorganizing the home office

As I’m sure you can relate, spending a lot of time indoors over the past year has led to unexpected home organizing and rearranging projects. My own home office was not immune to such an activity. I turned the desk 90º to face a different wall. Access to the window was an immediate result along with  better lighting for virtual organizing ses
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Interview about organizing on KQED

Five years ago this very morning, I found myself in the studio at KQED with professional organizer, Victoria Roberts-Russell, and Dr. Michael Tompkins of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, to talk all things organizing with Forum host, Mina Kim. The full audio for Tips on Decluttering Your Life (and Desk) (total run time 51:28
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What to do with your old calendar

A frequent conundrum this time of year is what to do with the old wall calendar now that a new one has taken its place. For many, it feels wasteful to throw away (ahem, recycle) something with beautiful photos or inspiring messages, and I can completely understand that sentiment. There are plenty of ways to put that calendar to use in creative and
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