We’ve just finished decluttering during the annual 31-Day Get Organized Challenge, so why bring clutter and mess right back in with Valentine's Day? Here are a few ideas to show your love without dragging along a lot of extra clutter. (And yes: we left out the standard chocolate and roses...you can come up with that by yourself!) Sweet Ideas for your Spouse/Partner or Parent Write a real love letter or poem or song (or read one you feel fits your feelings about your partner).
Kudos to Marin Sanitary Service for their great ideas on ways to increase recycling and reduce your holiday waste. Some of their ideas reprinted here: 1. When shopping for your gifts, bring your own bags. 2. Reuse or recycle baskets, tins or boxes from year to year when wrapping gifts. 3. Try to find tags and cards that are printed on recycled paper, or use partial post-consumer materials or make your own! 4. Wrap gifts in recycled paper - or get creative! Use magazines, kids
Why The Client Called Me A recent empty-nester, my client called me because she was overwhelmed at the thought of pulling our her 12 boxes of Christmas decorations. Not only was it physically difficult to bring the boxes out from her garage, but there were years and years of memories and nostalgia associated with all the decorations. Since the decorating season is here, she wanted to downsize her decorations, but she needed support staying focused. Solution We pulled out all
With just a few days left to shop (and ship, if you are like me with family on the East Coast), be careful not to fall into panic mode when it comes to buying gifts just for the sake of, well, buying gifts. Your holiday spending budget will go right through the roof! Sure, we know that this year you intended to get a head start on your holiday gift list, but here we are - 12 days out from the big "present festivals" (both Christmas and Hanukkah start at the same time this yea
Why the Client Called A frequent client, who just learned to use Evernote for managing her life, called me to help her manage her gift-giving plan. Yes, she is organized, right? Because she was so excited after learning the basics of Evernote, she wanted to create some templates to use to help her keep track of her gift giving for family who lived out of state and her friends. Challenges The client has a very large extended family on the East Coast, with kids and grandkids in