Sunflower and Butterfly

13 x 7 = 91. That’s the other side of the coin of my 13 x 7 = 28 post. I didn’t fail. I made the best decisions I could in the time I had with the resources available to me. I conducted triage. I frequently remind my clients that triage is a critical skill.…

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Storage, a 1997 DK Home Design Work Books, by Dinah Hall & Barbara Weiss, is sumptuous. The kind of book you wish magically came with fabric swatches, paint chips and squares of the wickers used in all the baskets. In other words, it’s gorgeous, wonder-and-envy-inducing and an awfully good example of what I call “Of…

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I admit defeat. I admit abject, miserable, wretched failure. A failure to practice what I preach. And ghastly consequences. Starting a business is always perilous. In my early Casual Uncluttering LLC days, I constantly juggled coinage, allocating every leaden penny as carefully as possible to those operations for which I couldn’t tread water if I…

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World Globe

Christmas is my family’s most-revered holiday. We NEVER celebrate it as Christ’s Day, because we are an avowedly secular family. But we honor it as a day for building firmament-solid traditions, to join us with memories to pass down for many generations. In that light, in a month which holds sacred events for many of…

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I jumped off the QuickBooks cliff, like a Barnacle Goose gosling tumbling over Greenland crags to get some breakfast. And, like most of them, I survived, banged up but triumphant. I solved a problem that’s bungled my reconciliations for months. How did I manage? Old-fashioned persistence, or, in my case, a persnickety refusal to quit…

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Sometimes you have to talk something through. Sometimes you need a pep talk. Sometimes you have to have a temper tantrum, talk something through and have someone shake you while he’s proclaiming “You’re being ridiculous!” Mahlon Otero of Shivelight Company, a full-service IT support firm for businesses, shook me good. Quite reasonably pointed out that…

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Organizer on the Road Show   Saturday January 25, 2020 2:00PM Sno-Valley Senior Center 4610 Stephens Avenue PO Box 96 Carnation, WA 98014 I have a portable demonstration of an organizing session, to let anyone get familiar and comfortable with the process. It’s a bin of items my clients and I often encounter in our…

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This is a completely different kind of post than usual for me. FOSSILS!!!!!   “Ever wish you lived in the Triassic, Jurassic, or Cretaceous periods? If so, a trip featuring dinosaur fossils may be the perfect getaway. We asked dinosaur and travel lovers to share their favorite spots for seeing and learning about these fossils.…

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