Posted on Feb 15 2012 - 1:28pm by Jessica Johnson
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The prices of groceries are surging. This past September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that retail grocery prices had risen 6.3% from the previous year. Many are suggesting that the current trend will raise grocery prices another 4% or more. There hasn’t been inflation like this since the 1970s. (source: WSJ) If you keep in mind that each percentage...

Posted on Feb 13 2012 - 1:04pm by Tim Eyre
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If you’ve somehow managed to avoid stepping inside a drugstore or almost any store in the last two months, then the Valentine’s Day reminder may not have been pounded obtrusively into your head. While some of us tend to think of Valentine’s Day as a made-up holiday, it actually has extensive historical roots, and they may as well be thorny roots...

Posted on Feb 10 2012 - 1:49pm by David Decker
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Growing up, when Valentine’s Day rolled around, everyone would pull out the red and pink construction paper, heart-shaped doilies, paste and markers. If you were really lucky, glitter would be involved. Somehow, over the years, giving out homemade heart-shaped Valentines turned to doling out store-bought manufactured creations with the obligatory candy attached....

Posted on Feb 8 2012 - 3:04pm by Tim Eyre
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Like most people, I don’t like moving. When it comes to relocating overseas, things get even more complicated, but with good planning, and a little soul searching, everything will end up in its proper place. You may not intend to stay overseas forever, so obviously there are many belongings that may be left behind. It’s not necessary to sell all those items you’re not taking with you. Self storage is a great solution for cherished family heirlooms and other things you want to keep, but that may not be so useful for your...

Posted on Feb 6 2012 - 1:22pm by Michael James
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Today we wrap up our series with the most daunting task yet, organizing the home office. Finally, I headed for one of the biggest projects, the home office.  I found this to be the biggest challenge because I use almost everything on a daily basis, which makes items hard to “store,” especially with a small desk.  However, with my will for an organized home outweighing any other obstacle, I found a few simple steps. My first problem was thumb tacks, erasers, and staples  – these little guys were constantly...

Posted on Feb 3 2012 - 10:00am by Joshua Zerkel
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One of the perennial items on many New Year’s Resolution lists is to get more organized. With the turn of each New Year, we SWEAR that this is the year that we’re finally going to make it happen – and who knows – hopefully this will be the year that you do. But before you take action, I want to put something important on your radar first. What I see more often than not when I work with a new client is that getting organized or increasing productivity isn’t really what they are after. It may seem like getting...

Posted on Feb 2 2012 - 3:31pm by Lisa Zaslow
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With the calendar turning over in January, many people will make New Year’s resolutions to get organized. One of the best ways to make your resolutions a reality is to commit to specific actions and projects, with clear deadlines. Here are some suggestions for organizing projects to work on throughout the year. Start with the goal of completing one project each season. If you finish it, take on another. Your sense of accomplishment will motivate you to continue. For my simple 3 step process that you can use to organize any area of...

Posted on Jan 30 2012 - 1:57pm by Michael James
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Hi Readers, After making my living room a place of joy to behold, this week we take on every woman’s worst nightmare – a guy’s bathroom!  I’ll show you how I made my bathroom an homage to orderliness. Bathroom The bathroom was the easiest room to de-clutter, due to size.  For this space, I went through my cabinets and closets to find containers.  You know all those bath kits you’ve gotten for Christmas over the years?  Those tiny little baskets they come in that don’t fit anything?  They are great for...

Posted on Jan 27 2012 - 9:29am by Tim Eyre
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The traditional solution for wine storage is a wine cellar or cave. If you have that, then you’re happily set to store your beloved wine under the right conditions. (Just go ahead and give your dog an extra walk instead of reading this.) Most of us aren’t so lucky. Some wine lovers opt for a wine refrigerator, but they’re not always the best solution for even amateur collectors. The experts at Wine Spectator warn that once you start storing wine to enjoy later, it’s difficult to stop. You’ll likely need more space than you think....

Posted on Jan 26 2012 - 10:06am by Garret Stembridge
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This year I really didn’t get into the New Year’s celebration scene. My wife and I finally admitted to each other that we were old and therefore don’t have a life. Kidding. We decided to have a night in together. Two movies and a homemade King Crab leg dinner is what our night consisted of. It was awesome! Even though I slacked on my New Year’s celebration, I didn’t slack on determining what my New Year’s resolutions would be. ...