Organizing Your Home Office: A Step-by-Step Plan

If your office is unorganized, cluttered or out-of-control, the idea of reorganizing it may be overwhelming.  Where should you start? What should you do with all of the clutter? How will you keep it organized this time? Let's look at organizing our home offices step-by-step: 1. Clear off your desk and empty drawers. The reason…

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Organize Your Home Office: Managing All of the Paper

There is no doubt that the number one source of clutter for most home offices comes from paper. Papers that need action. Papers that need to be filed. Papers that need to be sent. Papers that need to be shredded. Although we'll save file systems for another week – because I have more to share…

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Decorating to Declutter: A Picture Tour of My Home

Last week we started talking about Decorating to Declutter, and I mentioned that my husband often builds a custom piece of furniture to meet a function I'm looking for while still fitting with his modern, funky style, thereby balancing our individual preferences for form and function. What I love most is that he is able…

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Organize Your Home Office: Thinking Through Your Needs

No matter what your home office setup looks like – whether you have a dedicated office or just a file cabinet for your important papers – having a system in place to organize papers and office supplies can not only declutter the area visually but also simplify your life by making things easier to find…

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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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