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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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Figuring out what to watch on TV

16 February 2017 | Comments [0] »

I’ve learned over the years how easily overwhelmed I am when I have too many choices. I blogged a few years ago about how I prefer buying Apple computers because they limit your choices. I know that one of the reasons I love my tiny wardrobe is that I don’t have to choose from a lot of options when I get dressed.

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Stop thinking about it: Do it!

14 September 2015 | Comments [4] »

Do you have little organizing projects around your house that are constantly taunting you? Do you walk through a room, see a pile and say to yourself, “I need to file.” Then just keep walking?

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Choosing my Apple Watch

30 April 2015 | Comments [0] »

But once I saw the initial announcement about the Apple Watch, I really wanted one. Sure, I know the first gen won’t be as great as future generations. But I still want one. I managed to wait twenty days after orders first were taken before I ordered my own. It will arrive in June and I’m very excited.

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Worth repeating: Too many choices

5 February 2014 | Comments [1] »

Having too many choices can be paralyzing, as I reflected in this post written two years ago, just before I bought my iPhone 4S.

I’m buying an iPhone this week. Yay! I’m a fan of Apple products and love my iPod Touch (which is a now a senior citizen) almost as much as I love my iPad. I adore my MacBook. And I hate my cheap little Android phone. So this week I’m going to invest in an iPhone and I’m really excited about it.

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Following your gut

22 November 2013 | Comments [1] »

This week I was faced with a tough decision. I’d been contacted by very nice prospective client who is truly ready for (and needs) help. But there was circumstance about her environment that made me uncomfortable.

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Are you backing up your computer?

15 May 2012 | Comments [2] »

We all know it’s smart to back up our computers. (We also know it’s smart to do lots of other stuff we might not be doing, like changing our oil religiously every 3,000 miles.) Sometimes actually backing up the computer feels like a big deal.

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Too many choices

12 March 2012 | Comments [0] »

I’m buying an iPhone this week. Yay! I’m a fan of Apple products and love my iPod Touch (which is a now a senior citizen) almost as much as I love my iPad. I adore my MacBook. And I hate my cheap little Android phone. So this week I’m going to invest in an iPhone and I’m really excited about it.

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The cost of keeping stuff

10 September 2010 | Comments [6] »

I gave a talk this week called Letting Go of the Tough Stuff. One of the points I made in that talk is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. Many clients don’t like to part with items they don’t use or love because those items cost a lot to buy. Or they feel the item is worth something and they can’t just give it away, but selling it feels too complicated or labor-intenstive, so it gets put off.

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Choices, choices

17 December 2009 | Comments [0] »

Choice is a good thing. I think that having lots of options can feel very freeing. But when there are too many choices, it can be very hard to make a decision. I was reflecting on this today because I started out the day actually scheduling what I was going to do every hour. Today I’m playing catch-up after a visit to my family in Washington state. There’s a whole lot of disarray in the house and lots of email to catch up on and I found myself being pretty ineffective in the two days since I’ve been home.

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Decisions and clutter

5 March 2009 | Comments [0] »

When I talk with clients or give talks, I’ll often make this statement:

Clutter is nothing but delayed decisions.

And then I’ll urge folks to make decisions, rather than delaying them.

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Computer back ups: Just do it

17 February 2009 | Comments [0] »

Every now and then I read a message on a forum or somewhere from someone who’s lost all their data in a computer crash. That person is kindly reminding people to back up their computers, to avoid the heartbreak of everything vanishing into thin air.

I’m happy to say this isn’t one of those messages. I haven’t suffered a computer crash. In fact, I’ve had no computer problems to speak of since I bought my MacBook in July of 2007.

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Decisions

21 June 2008 | Comments [0] »

Many of my clients have a difficult time making decisions. That’s not too surprising, since most of my clients are dealing with clutter issues and clutter is all about delayed decisions.

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