new york city

Organize Your Handbag with These Great Inserts

If you’ve been reading my Organizing Tip of the Week for a while, you’ll know that an organized handbag is one of my obsessions.  Living in New York City means that I have to carry everything with me in my travels about town, which will be on foot or via public transportation — no glove compartment, back seat, or trunk!   So I appreciate being able to stay organized on the go.

Read more →

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…

Read more →

Making Our Closets Work Year Round

Here in New York City, spring has been toying with us. First it’s here, then it’s gone, then it’s here again. The last few days have been beautiful, and we are keeping our fingers crossed that spring stays this time! This ping-ponging of the temperature reminds us that there really isn’t a clear transition point from winter clothes to summer clothes. The majority of our clothes can be worn all year round (or at least on those days when the…

Read more →

Donate Your Unused Winter Coats

Although temperatures here in New York City have remained mild thus far, there was a surprising nip in the air a couple of days ago that reminded me of how unpleasant winter can be when you aren’t dressed warmly enough. A charity called New York Cares collects nearly 70,000 gently used winter coats each December and distributes them to thousands of men, women, and children who would otherwise be cold.  This includes not only homeless people, but the thousands of…

Read more →