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Unstick That Drawer

Do you have a drawer that is hard to open because something gets stuck? I’m guessing you do. Many of my clients do, and on occasion, even I have one. I see this happen mainly in two places — the kitchen and the dresser. Occasionally it happens in the bathroom if you are lucky enough to have drawer space in your vanity. There are two main causes for an overflowing drawer: The drawer has too much stuff in it. The…

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The Dangers of Buy One Get One Free

When you go to the store to buy something you need, isn’t it great to see the sign “Buy One Get One Free” or “Buy One Get One 50% Off”? Well, yes and no. We all love getting something for nothing, or for less than we expected. But there is a danger in taking advantage of BOGO opportunities. You need to carefully manage where you put the spare item so that you don’t forget that you have it. I’ve recently…

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Redefining My Relationship with Books

For the past three years, I’ve kept track of how many books I read each year. The first year I did that (2020) happened to be the pandemic shutdown year. I read 82 books that year, not surprisingly since there wasn’t much else to do. In 2021, I outdid myself by reading 91 books. Then in 2022, I read 92 books. This was a shock to me, as I went into 2022 knowing that my schedule was going to be…

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Revisiting Your Masks and Hand Sanitizers

It has been nearly three years since our lives were shaken up by the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a time that played havoc with our health and livelihoods as well as our emotions. I still look back on it in disbelief. During the early part of the pandemic, we were obsessed with staying healthy.  As new recommendations and capabilities rolled out, we followed them. Hand sanitizer? Check. Social Distancing? Check. Masks? Check. Vaccines? Check. At-home testing? Check. People are still…

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What to Do With Those Fresh Direct Bags

If you order your groceries from FreshDirect, you probably have some of their oversized reusable shopping bags in your home. I’m guessing that you have more than you can ever reuse. I’m pleased to tell you that FreshDirect has started a bag donation program. You can read the details here. The program is active in New York City, Long Island, Westchester and Rockland Counties of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and the Washington, D.C. Metro area. First, make sure…

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