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Product Review: The Car Seat Cooler

The Car Seat Cooler is made by the Talus Corporation, based in Portland, Maine. In full disclosure, both my Vice President, Ben Soreff and I are sons of the great state of Maine, so it’s hard not to be biased for a Maine business like Talus, but we will try.

Product Review: The Doxie 1 Scanner

This is my third scanner review and for a very good reason. People hate paper! If I had a dollar for every time a client asked about ditching the paper and scanning everything, I would have about $34. (I’m not prone to hyperbole.)

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Product Review: Grid-It!

The Grid-It! by Cocoon is one of those organizing products that folks get excited about on sight. “Ooh, what’s that?” It really is like nothing else. It’s essentially a board, of various sizes, with elastic straps, cris-crossing it, in various configurations. It’s useful for holding and organizing all sorts of things, but here are my favorite uses.

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Product Review: James the Doorman

The Anglo-Swiss design team of Black and Blum are putting the fun in “function.” It’s worth checking out their website to see what I mean. Exhibit A is James the Doorman, a whimsical adaptation of the classic doorstop.

Book Review: Organizing From The Inside Out

Ten years ago I didn’t even know there was such a thing as a PROFESSIONAL Organizer. The first one I knew of was Peter Walsh from TLC’s Clean Sweep. Not knowing where else to turn, I emailed Mr. Walsh, who started me out with two excellent pieces of advice: join NAPO and read Julie Morgenstern’s Organizing From The Inside out.

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Book Review: A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization

If you find that your biggest organizing challenges come from the trials of being a mother, A Mom’s Guide to Home Organization is a great resource. It’s written by Debbie Lillard, a mother of three children and a professional organizer since 2003.

Product Review: mobile clean & go

Once again, another rave review for a very simple product that just works very well. Mobile clean and go is a spray for mobile devices that is packaged in a very neat rectangular container that you can fit in any pocket. As the name suggests, it is designed to go.

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Product Review: Lawn Bag Holder

More than any other product, our clients want to know about our lawn bag holder. We set it up with a big contractor bag right after we set up our “decision table.” The big open bag shows, we mean business.

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Product Review: The Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500

Our clients often ask, “Shouldn’t I just scan everything and go paperless?” My first thought is that there is probably a lot of paper that should be purged first. My second thought is that, for what’s left, your standard flatbed scanner is not going to cut it. The Fujutsu Scan Snap iX500, however, will.

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Product Review: The Time Timer

I don’t like most organizing gadgets and for one simple reason. They aren’t simple. The Time Timer, however, succeeds in simplifying your life because it is actually simple. Very simple.

Product Review: The Sticky Pad

I guess I’m kind of late to come around to the virtues of the Sticky Pad, but I have to say I’m a fan. I first saw this product in use, as I do with so many products, by one of my brilliant clients.
It’s so simple. Just place the Sticky Pad anywhere on your dashboard and simply rest your cell phone (or whatever) on top of it. The pad will hold stop it from slipping off, no matter what. Really!

Product Review: Neat Desk for Mac

I have to admit that when I took the Neat Desk One Month trial offer, I was planning on returning it. I didn’t.
Don’t get me wrong. The Neat Desk is not without its problems, it’s not cheap, and it’s not for everybody, but I have concluded that for me it is worth the investment.