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Our Love-Hate Relationship with Greeting Cards

In this age of electronic greetings, it’s delightful to get an honest-to-goodness card in the mail.  Someone went to the trouble to buy the card, sign it, address it, stamp it, and mail it.  That person must really like you! Getting a birthday or anniversary or congratulations or thank you card, with a personal message in it – and in your friend or relative’s familiar handwriting – feels great.  But then what?

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Treat Your Home Like a National Park

Doesn’t it seem like minutes after you clean up your clutter, it starts accumulating again?  Here’s a method to help keep it clutter-free. Pretend that your space is a national park from which you are required to remove all trace of your visit. As you prepare to leave a room, turn around and see what evidence you have left behind.   Did you put down mail or paper clutter?  Has a cabinet or closet door been left open?  Are there items…

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