Author: Barbara Tako

How To Eliminate Paper Clutter

Paper clutter is still the number one source of clutter in our lives. It is ironic that technology promised us “paperless” a long time ago. Change your paper clutter habits to free up time to live your life. For paper clutter: Change the paper habit(s) you do frequently. When you tweak a habit that happens frequently in your life, it has a big life impact. You get lots of chances to tweak it if your initial efforts didn’t fix the clutter problem. When you declutter any area of your life, including paper, that drains your time and energy, you...

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Win the Clutter Battle For Good

I have a wonderful mother-in-law who could give tidy June Cleaver from the television series Leave It to Beaver a run for her money. The year I was born, she was nominated for St. Paul Suburban Homemaker of the Year. Even before I heard that, I figured I was in trouble, but after getting over my irrational fear of my tidy and well-organized mother-in-law, I realized she was onto something. Frankly, I wanted what she had, so I set off to learn the secrets of professional organizers. It is as simple as one, two, three. Primary, secondary and tertiary...

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Simplify Your New Year’s Resolutions to Accomplish More

Have you already broken your New Year’s resolutions for 2017? After the holiday goodies, did your resolution to lose weight find you standing at the refrigerator door, tired, hungry and ready to graze, by early afternoon on New Year’s Day? Did you decide to solve everything in your resolutions this year? Did you make a pile of resolutions in your head designed to make your life better, faster, and stronger? Have you already dropped or forgotten so many of these great resolutions that you wonder why you even bothered to make them? There is a better way to make...

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How Much Time to Clear Your Clutter? Maybe Less than You Think

Time, time, time, never enough time: When we are “trapped” inside due to chilly weather, we might have more time to focus on our indoor spaces yet we may feel other time constraints pressing upon us too. Either way, please consider using a timer for the following clutter tasks to reduce your pre-holiday stress! When you can change your space, you can change your perspective, and that will change your life. Work with the mundane to find the extraordinary. Try timing yourself as you clear clutter in the following areas. Seriously. As little as ten or fifteen minutes in...

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