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Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Save Money By Eating Seasonal

Groceries are getting pretty pricey these days so save a little money by eating what is in season. For a list of fruits and veggies check out the Food Networks guide to seasonal fruits and veggies
Before you head to the grocery store, get organized in your kitchen by making a list of everything in your pantry so you know what staples you have on hand and what needs to be replaced. This can be a big money and time saver.
With your list of seasonal fruits and veggies along with your staples on hand check out the food network, allrecipes or epicurious websites for recipes.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
The Grocery Bag Discount

Happy Earth Day everyone! I looks like whole foods is giving you a discount if you bring your own grocery bags! You will get 5 cents back for every bag you use from home. If you don't have have a bag they do have paper on hand. They are selling recycled bags made from recycled plastic bottles for just 99 cents.
So go ahead and organize those closets for spring and pull out any bags that are easy to carry groceries in and use these instead of getting the plastic bags that make a mess of your cabinets then just get thrown away.

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Monday, April 21, 2008
Cell Phone Memopad

Are you using all of the features your cell phone has to offer like the memo pad? Anytime you have something that you want to write down such as grocery list, idea or anything you need to remember, use the memo pad feature on your phone to record. All of your notes will be organized and ready for future reference.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008
Tiny Hotels Big On Style

Need a place to just get some sleep on your next vacation? Check out these extremely small hotel rooms with all the essentials of a regular sized room. Bed, flat screen tv and bathroom. It helps if you are a well organized traveler that packs light and doesnt need a lot of extra space.
New York opened up the 1st of these tiny hotels in the U.S. called the pod hotel.
Here you can have a queen sized bed in a larger room or a bunk bed in a much smaller space
If you are going to be waiting around in the airport at London Heathrow go ahead and rent a small cabin called the yotel. Its just like being on a train. If you just happen to be in Tokyo try staying in a capsule hotel. Talk about small!

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Friday, April 18, 2008
How Many Phones Do you Have?

Do you have too many phones and you cant keep track of all of the voice mail messages etc? Check out Grandcentral which allows you to have 1 phone number for all of your phones! All of your phones will ring to one number. You can even assign different ring tones so you can recognize your office phone or your home phone. Love it!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Tax Day

Just a reminder to everyone that today is tax day. Please keep all of your records organized after submitting your forms and be sure to have your 2008 file ready to go. While everything is fresh in your memory make a list of everything you needed to complete your 2007 taxes.
Do whatever you can do to make compiling next years taxes a breeze.


Friday, April 11, 2008
Organizing Tips For Spring

Here are a few more tips for your Spring Organizing.

  • Freshen up for spring. Dump the cinnamon sticks and potpourri and replace with spring flowers like a potted Hyacinth.

  • Don’t forget to replace the filters in your air conditioning units

  • If you didn't change the batteries in your smoke detector at daylight savings time, do it now.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Home Office Organizing For The Spring

Here are a few tips on organizing your home office and other papers for spring.
  • Spring also means tax returns, so it's a good time to set up your 2008 tax file. After completing your 2007 taxes, make a list of the documents you submitted. Include a copy of this list for your 2008 taxes as a guide.

  • Lighten your paper load in other areas. Toss magazines and catalogs, old newspapers from the fall and winter. Rule of thumb: only keep magazines from the current season.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Organizing Your Bedroom and Linen Closets

Here are a few more spring organizing tips for your linen closet and bedroom.
  • Replace flannel sheets and heavy down comforter with cottons and a lighter weight bedspreads.

  • Break out the beach towels!

  • Match up your bedding sets, pillow cases, fitted and flat sheets. Get rid of any ripped or un matching items.

  • Store winter comforters in plastic bins or space bags

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Monday, April 07, 2008
Organizing Your Closets For Spring

Spring is finally here! Here are a few recommendations on getting started on your spring organizing


  1. Change out your wardrobe – Put away your heavier fabrics such as velvets, heavy wool, and winter coats to make room for spring and summer clothing - BUT It still gets cold in Chicago, so keep one warm jacket handy until Memorial Day.

  2. Before storing clothes - go through items and purge any that did not get much use the last season.

  3. Toss out mate less gloves and socks.

  • Storage Tip: Clean clothes before storing - dirty clothes are more likely to get moth damage or become permanently stained.

  • Storage Tip: Use plastic bins to make it easy to see the contents and space bags are a great way to get more into a little space.

  • Storage Tip: As you sort through clothes, make a note of items you’ll need for next winter, such as gloves or a jacket. Then use the list to hit end-of-season sales. If you can’t find what you need, slip the list in with your stored clothes, so you’ll know what to look for next year.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Spring Cleaning Tools

We all love spring especially after a long winter. There is nothing more exiting than opening up the windows to let in the fresh air to welcome the spring. One of the most common tasks during this time of year is "Spring Cleaning". Nobody wants to spend a lot of time doing this so I recommend quick clean ups using Clorox wipes. If you are looking for some tips on how to clean rooms in your home, establish routines or download a checklist check out the site

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