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Simplifying Life — Why We Never Blog

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Book Cover: The Truth About Clutter

As I’ve told people for years, all clutter represents delayed decisions. If you want to know all of the fascinating details about why we tend to hold onto our stuff and delay making decisions, you’ll definitely want to get a copy of our book, The Truth About Clutter: Why Am I Holding on to This? I can tell you that I’ve held on to having a blog on our website for many years even though I seldom get around to blogging. That’s because I know the importance of having blog posts for website SEO. It also makes our site seem… read more »

Are your family memories sitting in a box?

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As my children came into my life I wanted to document every single moment, convinced no other child before was like my wonderful little girls. I have a confession, I have hundreds of pictures and family videos now that no one ever looks at. Scan Digital can change that. They scan and digitize photos, slides, negatives and even home movies so you can preserve, share, and enjoy them forever. I have to admit that I was concerned about family memories being lost in the mail if I used their services. But after speaking with Matthew Stone, VP of Operations at… read more »

Recycling info at your fingertips

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iRecycle is a FREE iPhone application that helps you find over 1,000,000 recycling and disposal locations in the U.S. for over 350 materials where you can drop-off your old cell phones, water bottles, cans, motor oil, and other recyclables. Use iRecycle to get directions and find out what else they accept. Features: Find additional information for each location like hours of operation, other materials accepted, their Web site, etc. Call locations directly from search results Auto-complete saves time typing so you can spend more on finding a location convenient to you Check your search history to replay old search results… read more »

Are you moving soon?

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While working with a client to prepare for her impending move a few days ago she told me about Clean Carton Company. They are a local company that sells boxes at a discount of 30%-50% off what you would normally pay. Typically, the boxes are new and have printing from industry on them. Clean Carton Company purchases obsolete, misprinted, overstock, and close out boxes by the truckload from a wide range of manufacturers and industrial suppliers. Since they pay less for the boxes than new stock boxes, their customers pay less as well. They also stock the rest of the… read more »

Is your medicine cabinet overflowing?

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It’s so easy to find yourself overloaded with expired and unused medication. Most likely a big part of the reason you still have all of those unused medications around is because you don’t know how to dispose of them properly. We’ve learned over the years that just tossing your medicine into the trash or flushing it down the sink or toilet has negative consequences. There is growing evidence that throwing out unused medications improperly is contributing to traces of pharmaceuticals being detected in the environment, primarily in the water and soil. This may have a harmful effect on the environment… read more »

Reducing junk mail tips

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Visit the Direct Marketing Association website. There you can manage credit offers, catalogs, magazines and other mail offers. They make it super easy to manage what mail you do receive. You must re-register after five years. You may also register deceased loved ones with their Deceased Do Not Contact list. Another great website that manages a large variety of solicitations you get is Catalog Choice. Their service works with you to stop catalogs, coupons, credit card offers, phone books, circulars and more. Penny Savers: You can call 800-422-4116 or mail request to Circulation, c/o Penny Saver, 2830 Orbiter St, Brea,… read more »

Great new shredding resource

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A colleague of mine recently shared a new inexpensive resource for shredding with me and I just had to pass that information along to you! The company’s name is American Document Destruction and they are located at 10600 Kahlmeyer Dr in St. Louis (63132). Their phone number is 314-423-8388. If you have 10 or more boxes of shredding and you bring them to their location, it’s FREE. If you have under 10 boxes, there is a flat fee of $5.00. You are welcome to watch them destroy your documents. My colleague says she has always found the employees there to… read more »

Getting things done

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If you need reminders and motivators to help you get things done, you might want to check out the iDoneThis website. Based on your replies to their “What’d you get done today?” emails they send you every day, they will keep tabs for you on a calendar that shows what you have accomplished. You can look to your streak from yesterday to motivate you today.

Go green with your Christmas cards

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Don’t throw away those Christmas cards you received! You can send just the fronts of them to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children at Recycled Card Program, 100 St Jude’s St, Boulder City, NV 89005. Not only do they take Christmas cards but all types of greeting cards except for Hallmark, Disney or American Greetings. The Recycled Card Program is for the children at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children to learn entrepreneurship skills. The children participate in making the new cards by removing the front and attaching a new back. The result is a beautiful new card made by the children… read more »

Great resources for meal planning

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People are often embarrassed for some reason that I instinctively know how to organize (and love every second of it) and they don’t. Truth be told, I bet there’s a bunch of you that instinctively know how to cook (and love every second of it) and are brilliant at it. I am not – and that’s putting it mildly. For those of you that can actually tell how something is going to taste just by reading the recipe, this blog’s for you. Following are some great meal planning resources available online. Enjoy! E-Mealz is very reasonably priced and will create… read more »

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