The Importance of Having an Organized Media Kit

At BlissDom '09, the popular blogging conference hosted by Blissfully Domestic and held in Nashville earlier this month, several panels emphasized the importance of having a professional media kit for interacting with marketers, companies and PR representatives. For bloggers who are focused on earning income from advertising revenue or product reviews, having an organized and…

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Decorating to Declutter: 4 Steps to Getting Started

Buying new furniture for you entire home is obviously not feasible for most people, especially in today's economic environment. However, there are a few things to keep in mind if you are looking for new furniture as you redecorate and declutter your home. 1. Think about functionality before you fall in love with a specific…

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Quick Tip: Maximize Your Blogging

Almost anyone who blogs will tell you that blogging is a time-consuming commitment. Because I maintain several blogs and don't want to sacrifice more time than I have to with my family, I look for every time-saving tip I can find. Here are a few quick tips that work for me: Write Quickly Professional writers…

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Maximize Your Blogging: Plan Ahead

If your goal is to blog every day, chances are you've experienced the panic of realizing you haven't posted, don't have any idea what to post about and don't really even feel like posting. One thing that a lot of successful bloggers have in common is that they plan ahead to avoid moments such as…

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Maximize Your Blogging: Make a Plan

Most bloggers find themselves burnt out and overworked at some point during their blogging career. We'll be looking at methods, tips and tricks to simplify and organize your blogging so that you're getting more done in less time and maximizing your blogging time. To start, though, as always, we need to ask ourselves a few…

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Preparing Your Taxes: Planning for Next Year

Unfortunately, if you're just now thinking about your taxes and starting to look at your records, there's not much else you can do to make that information easier to organize at this point other than plow through it. However, as you're filling out your tax preparation checklist, it's a great time to think about next…

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Preparing Your Taxes: Make a List

Whether you plan to file your taxes yourself, use a tax preparation service or hire an accountant, the best place to start is by making a list and gathering all of your information beforehand. This is exactly how I do it, and Lori shared her experience doing it this way in a recent comment as…

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Preparing Your Taxes: Thinking Through Your Needs

Regardless of where you are in your tax preparation – unless, of course, you're done – it's best to start by asking yourself some questions so that you can get organized before you start! Tax Preparation Professional or Not? To be honest, whether you're using a tax professional or not, I would still encourage you…

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Getting on Top of the Laundry: How I Do It

After many years of trying, I finally have a laundry system that I'm decently happy with, although I'll admit I don't always get the laundry put away right away. I try to wash a load of laundry on most days, although sometimes I skip a day and make up for it by doing two loads…

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Getting on Top of the Laundry: Finding a Method that Works for You
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Getting on Top of the Laundry: Finding a Method that Works for You

I would say that doing the laundry is one of the chores that people most complain about. Because it's continuous and involves so many steps, you often don't feel as if you're ever done, which can be discouraging. In my quest to finally get on top of laundry, I've come across many different systems. Combining some…

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