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Laura Schneider

how do you get on top of a paper problem? Ignore it

The organization of your files, mail, and bills can get easily disheveled if you don’t keep up with it or if your system isn’t working for you. It can also be extremely overwhelming to start to organize if you’ve got a big backlog–it can seem like you’re never getting anywhere. My favorite technique to get …

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Don’t forget your environment when setting behavior goals

Want success in changing your habits? Don’t forget about your environment It’s well-known that our environment has a lot to do with how well we can stick to a habit. It’s not always easy to do, so to get you kick-started, here are some environmental suggestions for some very common resolutions.  So instead of beating yourself …

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How to keep your bobbins from unwinding

Vireo Home earns a small fee from qualifying purchases from certain linked vendors. Everything I recommend is something I would buy and use myself. Gotta earn a little money for label tape and Sharpies…. If you sew, you know my pain. Half-full bobbins unraveling in your sewing box, making everything a tangled mess. You can …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 17: Unsubscribe

For Simplify Your Life Month, Day 17, I’m unsubscribing. The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 requires business who send emails to include a way to opt-out of receiving future messages. The act specifies several things they must include in their commercial (marketing) and transactional emails. This means that it’s pretty easy to unsubscribe to all those …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 16: Simplify Your Computing Life

I don’t even want to think about the excess of photographs that are clogging up my computer right now. Even though I can sort of ignore them, they feel like clutter. I know they are there, and that I don’t need to keep them. Documents and apps, too. We can get by with the excess, …

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Simplify Your Life Month, Day 12: Eat What’s in Your Pantry

Challenging yourself to eat what’s already in your fridge, freezer, and pantry for a time is a tried-and-true method for saving money on groceries and reducing your food waste. As a regular practice, it can also support your efforts at simple living by challenging yourself to be thankful for what you have while you are …

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