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Tip Tuesday – Clutter-Free Gifts for Moms

Mother’s Day is nearly here and truly, ANY day is a good time to honor the mother figure in your life. Here are some clutter-free gift suggestions for your beloved Mom. TIME:– Yes, busy people; give her the gift of your time! Call her weekly so that she can count on hearing your voice. If she lives local to…

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Tip Tuesday – How to Protect Yourself from Scams

The calls, texts, and phishing emails from bogus people trying to lure you into scams can feel endless! The FTC reports that the median loss from a successful phone scam in 2020 was $1,170, nearly FOUR times the median loss across all fraud types! So what can you do to protect yourself? 1 – Register with the Do…

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Tip Tuesday – 6 Hanger Rules to Live By!

Seasons are changing and so are our closets. If your storage space is limited, you may have to “switch over” to more weather-appropriate clothing. Here are SIX hanger rules to always follow: 1. BE CONSISTENT: Make sure all your hangers are the same.  Whether they’re all wood, plastic, or velvet, invest in uniform hangers. My favorites are black…

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Tip Tuesday – 8 Donation Pick Up Options

Spring cleaning fever is here, and we’re all freshening up our spaces for a new season and possible post-pandemic visitors. In the process, you may have set aside lots of lovely donations, perfect for a “second life” in another home. But how can you effortlessly get your donations to deserving charities? I suggest these 8 nationwide opportunities to…

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Tip Tuesday – The RITE Way to Get It Done!

Finally, the temperatures are warming, and ideas of spring cleaning and organizing are filling our heads! I want to remind you of my signature system to help you not only START, but FINISH the projects you have in mind! The RITE Way can be applied to ANYTHING you want to accomplish! R is for RESOLVE…

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Tip Tuesday – Milestones and Memorabilia

This week marks a bittersweet milestone for me. “Pi Day” (March 14th) marked five years since my beloved mother, Helen Cawley, died. I was SO lucky to have her for as long as I did. She lived a month short of her 99th birthday and was in fairly good health up until the last few…

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Tip Tuesday – Procrastination Problems? 5 Solutions!

We have all been there, shaving the lint off of our sweaters when there is a big project looming! Procrastination is “delaying or postponing a task or set of tasks.” Do you have procrastination problems? Here are 5 solutions to tackle them! SMALL ACTIONS – Recognize that delaying the start of your project will often cause much…

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Tip Tuesday – The 4 “Ds” of Time Management

Time management gurus have used the following method for decades, and I often introduce it to clients to help them think about balancing their time at home. This classic decision-making grid shows where you ideally focus your time: on things that are more important AND more urgent. To narrow down to these must-dos, first go through your…

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Tip Tuesday – Health Directives & Decision-Making: Do It!

If you watch my “Live at Five” on Sundays you will know this somber story already. Last week, while visiting my older sister in Florida, I went to wake her up for an early doctor’s appointment. She was totally incoherent and unable to move so I called 911. When the paramedics arrived, their first question was “Does she…

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