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My secret for making car buying easy

12 June 2017 | Comments [1] »

I bought a car on Friday! That doesn’t happen very often and it’s very exciting. I’m 54 and this is only my fifth car. There’s a picture of me with the new ride, taken at Carmax, the used-car dealership where I bought it.

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Expert clothing advice for women of a certain age

19 October 2015 | Comments [2] »

As I posted last week, I had a lovely time creating a capsule wardrobe with my friend and wardrobe advisor, Geralin Thomas. Geralin has been helping me with my clothing since for eight years and I am so grateful for her expert advice.

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Creating a capsule wardrobe

14 October 2015 | Comments [5] »

For the last eight years I’ve been fortunate enough to be friends with Geralin Thomas, a professional organizer and wardrobe consultant who has patiently been trying to educate me on what to wear and how to wear it. (I like looking nice, but I lack confidence in knowing what looks great on me and how to put together outfits.)

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The rewards of a closet purge

8 September 2014 | Comments [7] »

My friend and fab professional organizer, Geralin Thomas, came for a visit a couple of weeks ago. One of the services Geralin offers her clients is wardrobe organization, which includes closet organizing and wardrobe selection. She helped me six years ago (time flies!) and I leaped at the chance to have her help me with my wardrobe again.

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Missouri sales tax holiday weekend

2 August 2013 | Comments [0] »

Here in Missouri, there’s no state sales tax this weekend on certain back-to-school purchases. That includes:

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Mindful shopping: The ultimate test

10 June 2013 | Comments [0] »

I gave a talk about organizing and decluttering last Thursday and I ended the talk by suggesting that people shop mindfully. I advised the audience to ask themselves the following questions before buying something:

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Just too much

16 July 2012 | Comments [4] »

In the past, I have belonged to Sam’s Club and Costco, the giant discount warehouse stores. About five years ago, we let our Costco membership lapse because we realized we were throwing away so much. For our family of two, bulk shopping just doesn’t make sense.

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Eye candy from Office Candy

28 March 2012 | Comments [0] »

One of the exhibitors at last week’s NAPO conference was Office Candy, a company that distributes cut and fun office supplies. What’s not to love about that?

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A little holiday shopping help

16 November 2010 | Comments [0] »

My friend, the fabulous organizer Geralin Thomas, just shared on her Facebook fan page a link to a website that can save you some money on holiday shopping. It’s, where you can get coupon codes for free shipping from online vendors. Going there first might help you narrow down where you want to shop!

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The impact of touch

2 February 2009 | Comments [0] »

A study from Ohio State University suggests that the longer people touch something they’re considering purchasing, the more money they’re willing to spend on it. Researchers asked study participants to hold an ordinary coffee mug for either 10 or 30 seconds. Then the participants were allowed to bid on the mug in either an open or closed auction. The folks who had held the mug for 30 seconds bid more for it. Four out of seven even bid more than the retail value (which they were aware of).

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Shopping nirvana

25 September 2008 | Comments [2] »

I had a day yesterday that was absolute heaven. My friend, Geralin Thomas, who among other things does wardrobe consulting, is in town for the annual conference of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization. She came in a day early, arriving at 8 a.m. yesterday morning, to see me and to do some wardrobe organizing and enhancing.

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Some fun craft organizers

10 July 2008 | Comments [0] »

I’d been lusting over the Total Knitting Tote that I’d seen in the Knitpicks catalog

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A couple of shopping tips

7 April 2008 | Comments [1] »

A week ago, our 14-year-old Panasonic 32” TV bit the dust. It had been threatening to die for a few months, so the sadness of its death was tempered with the excitement over the prospect of buying a modern TV. I was anxious to get one that didn’t weigh 150 pounds and take up so much space.

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