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Bungle in the Bundle

Bungle in the Bundle There is a false sense of security that comes from some familiar bundles.  More often than not, bundles don’t help you stay organized. One example I have talked about in my blog Envel-nope! is, not surprisingly, the envelope.  Yes, the sealed envelope is the most appropriate vehicle for delivering you mail, but it is terrible for filing and even worse for action items.  If you are in the habit of filing sealed envelopes, you can quadruple your file space by unfolding the tri-folded statement and by simply discarding the outer envelope, the useless inserts, and return envelope (if you pay online).  An action item hidden in an envelope compels no one to action. Here’s another example.  Those dry cleaning bags that bundle your clothes are not your friends.  They are designed to keep your clothes clean until you get them safely into your closet, but if you leave them on over time they trap moisture and can cause mold. If you’re short on space in your new home, those unpacked boxes are robbing you blind, especially […]

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Bedroom Organizing

You work hard so you deserve to have a peaceful sanctuary to retreat to every night. The right paint, drapes, and other décor can put you in a relaxing frame of mind, but first be sure you have a plan for quieting the clutter. Relaxation Dedication. We spend a third of our lives asleep, so it is appropriate to devote one room to JUST rest.  I know it seems downright counter-cultural to ban the television from the bedroom, (heck, I have one myself!), but it pays to keeps as many non-restful elements out as possible. Computers and workspaces don’t make it easy to switch off. Bright colors, mirrors, and lights from electronic devices, create energy and discourage rest. The more you focus on relaxing in your bedroom, the more you can focus on everything else outside of it. Laundry Quandary. If your laundry is littering the floor, you need an easier system. Perhaps you keep your laundry hampers in your closet because they look unattractive next to your bed. There are plenty of attractive hampers to choose from, but none […]

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