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Organizing Mission in Philadelphia


Lending a helping hand to a 103-year-old grandmother’s closet and clothing. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Eight Simple Rules for Freecycle or Craigslist


Today I’m welcoming my writing colleague Leah Ingram, who blogs about living frugally at www.suddenlyfrugal.com, where, quel coincidence, I’m her guest blogger today. Leah is a lifestyle and frugal-living expert and author of “Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for … Continue reading

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Managing your mail, part 2


This is the second part of a two-part post on how to manage your mail. If you missed the first one or just need a refresher, you can find it here. If you’ve followed the previous post, you now have … Continue reading

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It’s January? Let’s GO!


GO, as in Get Organized. As in, January is Get Organized (GO) month for many people. “Get organized” is such a popular resolution that the National Association of Professional Organizers has declared January as GO month. I was going to … Continue reading

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Managing your mail, part 1


Faced with a staggering deficit and a steady drop in the volume of first-class mail, the U.S. Postal Service is exploring ways to save money. The price of a first-class postage stamp is rising a penny, to 45 cents, on … Continue reading

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You’re such a card (sender) – try it for free


An app that lets you send cards from your mobile phone can cut down on clutter and guilt during the holidays. Continue reading

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How many vases do you need?


Is it time to let go of some of the dusty vases you’ve accumulated? Continue reading

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Beware the single-use appliance!


Fall is the perfect time for dusting off your soup pot and making some hearty mushroom barley soup or a thick, warming broth. The majority of soup recipes are pretty much the same: Saute onions and garlic in some oil … Continue reading

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Pumpkins give way to carols


Planning ahead makes your holidays sane and budget-friendly. Here’s how to get started. Continue reading

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at the library, three’s a crowd


If you’re subsidizing your local library through overdue fees, take a tip from my friend Elana. She’s a serious reader (she introduced me to Emile Zola’s “Germinal” and we’re making our way through “Moby Dick” together) and dedicated library user. … Continue reading

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