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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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Great Day St. Louis appearance

13 January 2015 | Comments [2] »

I appeared on the local morning talk show Great Day St. Louis this morning (Kevin Costner was there too!), talking about getting organized in the new year.

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Worth repeating: Life without cable TV

18 September 2013 | Comments [0] »

Almost two years ago, I wrote this post about giving up cable TV. I’ve since written two updates: Update on the cable-free life and A year without cable TV, but I think this post was the most informative of them. I’m an avid TV watcher and don’t miss cable a bit. Between the shows I can watch on my Roku, the Tivo I ended up buying which records broadcast shows for me, and shows I can catch online, I have more than enough to watch. And I’m so delighted not to pay for cable TV!

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A year without cable TV

26 October 2012 | Comments [0] »

It’s been just about a year when we took the plunge and canceled our subscription to cable TV. I wrote about it a couple of months into the experiment in a post called Life without cable TV and again seven months later in a post entitled Update on the cable-free life. On this one-year anniversary, I thought I’d give you the latest.

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A special (for me) episode of Hoarders this Monday

12 September 2012 | Comments [2] »

This past spring I was invited to help during the shooting of an episode of A&E TV’s Hoarders program. The client, Ruth, lives in St. Louis and extreme cleaner and show regular Matt Paxton, with whom I’d worked on a previous episode, asked me to recruit a couple of other organizers and help during the shoot.

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Update on the cable-free life

3 July 2012 | Comments [7] »

Back in December, I wrote a long post about life without cable TV. I watch a lot of TV, since I love the combination of TV + knitting. It was a big deal for me to cut the cord on cable.

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Watch me this weekend on Hoarding: Buried Alive

2 March 2012 | Comments [5] »

I had the privilege to work as the lead organizer on an episode of the TLC cable documentary series, Hoarding: Buried Alive. The episode I worked on, whose title is “Unbelievable” will air this Sunday, March 4, at 9 pm eastern/8 pm central. (It’ll air again two hours later.)

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Life without cable TV

23 December 2011 | Comments [9] »

About two months ago, we canceled our cable TV. I never would have guessed that I would do that. We’ve always subscribed to all the premium channels and it’s hard for me to imagine I’d do without. But here I am, cable-free. Why did my husband and I cut the cord?

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Creating habits and routines

7 November 2011 | Comments [0] »

If you read this blog with any regularity, you know that I’m practically fanatical about the benefits of good habits and routines.

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Spreading the gospel of bingo

22 August 2011 | Comments [2] »

I wrote almost a month ago about how much I love the concept of using a bingo card to motivate me to do tasks that are important to do regularly but don’t have deadlines.

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Wisdom from "Modern Family"

9 December 2010 | Comments [0] »

I love the ABC sitcom Modern Family. I think it’s smartly written, well-acted and laugh-out-loud funny.

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Hoarding: Buried Alive

29 March 2010 | Comments [1] »

Hot on the heels of the popularity of A&E TV’s Hoarders documentary TV series (the network’s top-rated show), the cable network TLC is producing its own documentary series on hoarding, called Hoarding: Buried Alive.

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Procrastination versus tardiness

22 February 2010 | Comments [5] »

Yesterday, I happened to catch a story on CBS Sunday Morning about procrastination, titled, The Whys and Why-Nows of Procrastination. I watched it because my DVR said that they were running a story on why people aren’t on time.

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Hoarding on the local news

12 February 2010 | Comments [1] »

The Fox News affiliate here in St. Louis, KTVI Channel 2, aired a story two nights ago about hoarding and chronic disorganization. I was interviewed for the piece, along with one of my chronically disorganized clients, LuAnn, who was brave and generous enough to let the cameras into her home in an effort to help others.

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Are you watching "Hoarders"?

21 September 2009 | Comments [0] »

I’m hooked on A&E Television’s hit documentary series, Hoarders. When I first heard about it (when it was in the production phase), red flags went up. I was afraid the program wouldn’t be respectful to the hoarders who were featured on the show. Or they’d offer unrealistic portrayals or quick fixes.

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A day to myself

17 August 2009 | Comments [0] »

I had a glorious day yesterday in which I placed no demands on myself. After working with clients the last couple of weekends, it was great to have a Sunday to do whatever I wanted to do. (I got my home-related chores taken care of on Saturday.)

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Set your DVRs - New "Hoarders" series debuts Monday

14 August 2009 | Comments [4] »

I’m really excited to watch the new documentary series on A&E Television called Hoarders, which debuts on Monday at 10/9 central on A&E. My good friend, Geralin Thomas, a fabulous organizer in Cary, N.C., is one of the organizers featured on the show. In Monday’s episode, she’s seen helping Jennifer Miller, a mother of three whose husband is also a hoarder.

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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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Have you tried Hulu yet?

25 March 2008 | Comments [3] »

The world of online entertainment took a giant step forward, in my opinion, when launched a couple of weeks ago.

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Must-watch TV

9 December 2007 | Comments [1] »

If you like watching organizing shows on TV, you’re in for a treat. Fine Living Network has a new show called Time Makeover that focuses on time management.

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