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How Smart is Your Smart Phone?

I was an early adopter of the Blackberry.   I was working for a large corporation when they came out, and as soon as I saw one of my colleagues with one and heard about it’s capabilities, I knew this was for me.  I had just returned from a vacation and had been frustrated at being away from e-mail for a week. A few years later, I upgraded to the cell phone version of the Blackberry.  I got rid of my low-tech personal…

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Work at Your Peak Efficiency

In two days, I will be flying to Columbus, Ohio, to attend the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers for the rest of the week.  My focus for the next two days is be as efficient as possible: plowing through my to-do list, answering e-mails with rapidity, turning down requests for meetings, and delaying until next week anything that doesn’t need to be done now.  I plan to leave my inbox completely empty, and my desk clear…

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Clutter-Free Memorabilia

When I was 17, my family moved to a new apartment.  At that time, I was able to fit all of my personal items into two cardboard boxes. I’ve got a lot more than that now! We tend to accumulate things as we go through life.  Some of them are very important to us, while some we just keep out of habit. How can we prevent our memorabilia from turning into clutter?

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