[caption id="attachment_3553" align="alignright" width="300"]declutter - organize your stuff Declutter - How to get organized[/caption] I recently heard from a friend who’s an uber-busy entrepreneur: “I have really been trying to get a handle on all of the items in my home. I've been purging ... for years and have most of my things down to a manageable level ... It's all the crap (excuse my language) that I am left with. Things I have sorted, organized, placed in piles and now have no place for them to go. They aren't 100% relevant to our lives but aren't ready to leave just yet either. Couple this with temporary clutter and well, I am overwhelmed. I don't know what I want/need you to do here ... I guess I mainly just needed to vent.” At her suggestion, I’m answering her declutter question here:

Goodwill Declutter + Donate = Change Lives!I’ve been a supporter of Goodwill for many years because I knew that the profits from what they sold in their stores benefitted those who were in need. But it wasn’t until I partnered up with Goodwill San Antonio three years ago that I learned just how much they did for the community. Their mission statement is: Goodwill changes lives through the power of work. And boy do they change lives. Check out their 2012 Impact Report! My goodness! Did you know

[caption id="attachment_820" align="alignright" width="300"]Dough Pizzeria - Still crowded even though they take days off. Dough Pizzeria - Still crowded even though they take days off. Photo by Helene Segura[/caption] Every year, a particular person – we’ll call him B -  and I celebrate his birthday by playing hooky from work. He only uses one sick day per year, and it’s for this day. Since he works for “the man,” it is officially called a Mental Health Day. I work for myself, so I call it what it is – hooky. It’s a day to cut loose, have fun and rejuvenate the body and mind. Wait,that is a mental health day!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"]English: Assortment of cable ties Assortment of cable ties (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] I was recently asked by a reporter for some cord wrangling tips, so I thought I'd share my answer here. All hail Blue Tooth and USB! Go wireless when possible. If cords do need to be corralled, bundle the “leftover” length behind the desk for a clean look. Use Velcro cable ties or cable clips for this. At the plug end, place

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"]Halloween 2006 Halloween (Photo credit: Terry.Tyson)[/caption] Halloween is tomorrow!   If you haven’t started getting ready yet for the spooky day, you’re cutting it a bit close!   Here are some quick Halloween organizing tips to keep you from having a ghoulish time:
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