Day Fifteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Its not a speed race

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It is day fifteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  I am so amazed at all of the great progress so many of you are making in small and large areas.

One of you wrote me to let me know that you felt like you were moving too slowly through the process.  You found yourself procrastinating areas you were moving items to sort through. The speed at which people organize varies depending on the project or the mental ...

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Day Two: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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It is day two of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.  Were you able to accomplish one small area yesterday?  Did you find you were able to decide on objects really quickly or are you getting stuck?  Remember to keep your goals small each day as you start so you don’t immediately become overwhelmed by the process.

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Life’s Lists Instant Filing System Now Available

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I am really excited to announce our Life’s Lists Instant Filing System is now available for purchase through our Life’s Lists Store.  There is no better time to get your files in order for the coming year than in January.

I created this printable Instant Filing System and printable pre-labeled filing tabs, working as a professional organizer, to help my clients take the thought out of where their paper should go.  Simply print the tabs, insert them in hanging files ...

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3 Habits to Break in the New Year

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3 Habits to Break in the New Year

There are many statistics on how long it takes to break a habit.  Whether you look at the length of time it will take or the number of repetitions, the point is that creating a habit is a commitment that takes time.  Often, good organization hinges on breaking thought patterns and physical habits that have a ...

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Preventing the Paper Pile from E-Mail

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Do you find that e-mail is just another way for your paper to grow each day? This could be because you are too quick to print out every e-mail or attachment that is sent to you. Here are some tips to deal with e-mail more efficiently and preventthe paper pile up.

1. Immediately delete e-mails that are junk, spam or un-important.

2. Create folders within your e-mail program for frequently used topics to get them out of your ...

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Making Tax Paperwork Less Taxing

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Paper is the number one problem for my clients and customers. Tax season tends to highlight the flaws in our paper filing systems each year as we scramble to figure out where to find everything we need. Having the right system from the start can make it a lot easier. Knowing what was challenging this year, can make it a lot easier to decide what will work best for storing 2009 papers.
Studies have shown that ...

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Financial Fall Cleaning- What to do with Important Documents

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Pheobe Browning of Feebee Consulting. LLC
Pheobe Browning of Feebee Consulting. LLC

Fall is here and another year of storing financial documents has almost passed.  This workshop covers IRS rules for keeping tax documentation, what receipts need to be kept and why and what documents need to be kept on hand in case ...

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