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Nip Paper in the Bud

Paper flows into our lives with surprising regularity, and it piles up quickly.  Snail mail, newspapers, magazines, work memos, school flyers, invitations, brochures . . . the longer you put off dealing with it, the harder it is to get started and the more deadlines you will miss. The solution?  Set up an efficient paper processing center and nip those papers in the bud.

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Setting Up Your Desk Area

Once they have gotten rid of piles of paper and rediscovered the tops of their desks, clients often ask me what is the best way to set up their desk areas. Sit down at your desk and spread out your arms in all directions.  Any part of your desk that is at your fingertips is what I refer to as “prime real estate”.  Prime real estate should be reserved for those items that you use constantly. Make a list of…

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Recycling: Part 1

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At my clients’ homes – and even in my own home – there is much confusion about what needs to be recycled in New York City. The simple answer is: paper and cardboard. beverage cartons, bottles, cans, metal & foil. bulky metal and appliances with CFC gas. Let me explain what specifically that means. This week, I’ll cover paper and cardboard In coming weeks, I’ll cover the other types of recyclables.

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