Be Your Own Medical Advocate

| July 20, 2011

When I got sick at my own birthday party, I knew something was wrong. I don’t drink so I couldn’t simply blame alcohol, and it was the third time it had happened. The incidents prompted an appointment with a GI doctor. That was in May. Now two months later and still feeling lousy, I found myself on Monday sitting across from a different doctor.

Organizing Summer Camp: Living Room

| July 15, 2011

Okay, Organizing Summer Campers, it’s time to tackle the clutter in the living room. Living rooms are for living, and it’s no wonder they become magnets for all sorts of things. First of all, take a look around your living room and make sure every item still works for you. Do you have any unfinished projects in the living room? Do you like the way the room is laid out? Here are some tips for the following:

Evil Plans: Finding the Work You Love

| July 14, 2011

I was drawn to this book because of the title. When asked what my future plans or goals, I have often flippantly replied, “Global domination.” Cartoonist and professional blogger Hugh MacLeod advocates the need to have an Evil Plan to find the work you love so you can love what you do. MacLeod knows of what he speaks, and he wrote this hilarious book about how he quit his corporate job and found his passion working for himself.

How Keeping a Clear Inbox Makes Your Life More Relaxed

| July 12, 2011

Whether you’re a geek or a technophobe the chances are emails become a really big part of your life. Pretty much all of us have to deal with it at work, and there’s a pretty good chance of it playing a pretty pivital role in your social life. But what’s that got to do with a blog about clutter? Well, you may be doing a great job of keeping your home neat, tidy and under control, but can you say the same about your inbox?

How You Can Honor and Help Americans in the Military

| July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth! Today we honor the birth of our country after the American Revolution. I could write a blog post on how to declare your independence from clutter, but I decided to devote today’s post to ways you can help the men and women serving in the U.S. military. We all know the burden of war rests not only on the soldiers serving but their families left behind.

Organizing Summer Camp: The Kitchen

| July 1, 2011

This week’s Organizing Summer Camp is heading to the kitchen. Let’s see what’s cooking. The kitchen is described as the hearth of the home, and it’s always interesting to see no matter how big or small a kitchen is, people always gather there.