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I heart West Elm's dip bowls

26 December 2013 | Comments [2] »

While on a trip, I wandered into a “West Elm”: store and was immediately entranced by these beautiful little Textured Dip Bowls. I don’t serve a lot of dip, but I immediately saw the potential for using them to store little stuff. (My friend Aby Garvey is rubbing off on me after all these years.)

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Trying out a standing desk

31 August 2012 | Comments [2] »

We’ve all been reading recently about the health dangers of sitting all day. This is really bad news for people like computer programmers and writers who sit for hours at a stretch, in flow, while time zips by.

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Creative disposal

28 January 2011 | Comments [2] »

A lot of my clients are perfectionists, and one of the things that keeps them from parting with an item is that they want to identify the perfect person or charity to receive it. They don’t want to clutter the landfill, so they let items clutter their homes instead.

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Cool uses for things hanging around your house

12 May 2010 | Comments [2] »

I get Real Simple’s daily emails of cool finds. Today they had a link to their wonderful slideshow of 15 New Uses for Your Odds and Ends.

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New uses for old things

16 September 2009 | Comments [0] »

My favorite feature of Real Simple magazine has always been the section where they offer new uses for common things. I subscribe to Real Simple’s Weekly Tips and today’s edition offered a bonanza: 50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things.

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Seven ways to get organized while staying green

29 May 2009 | Comments [0] »

So much of decluttering is about letting go. Disposing of things. Getting rid of excess.

But when you care about the environment, it can be difficult to let stuff go if it’s going to clutter up the environment. Sure, it’s easy to rent a dumpster and fill it up. Okay, not easy, but easier than caring where the stuff ends up. But if you’re committed to being kind to Mother Earth, then decluttering often involves extra steps.

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A money-saving (and green) card idea

18 May 2009 | Comments [4] »

At our home, we like to give one another a bunch of cards when there’s a birthday. Last week was my husband’s birthday, so I bought him a half dozen or so. One of them was particularly funny. It pictured a couple of dinosaurs with the caption “Remember us?” Inside it said, “We sat behind you in homeroom.” That cracked me up so much that I wanted to be able to give it to someone else. So instead of writing inside the card, I wrote on a Post-it┬« note and stuck the note inside the card. I did the same with the outside of the envelope. Now I can let someone else enjoy it.

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Easy furniture transformation

14 July 2008 | Comments [0] »

About 15 years ago, my husband and I became a two-computer household, so we bought a computer stand at Office Depot or somewhere. At the time it didn’t seem too ugly (or maybe there was no such thing as pretty computer furniture back then).

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