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Paper Management Hacks: Financial Records

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Some financial records may seem obvious to you: your tax records for your business. Others may not be top of mind until you need them and realize you don’t have them at your fingertips. This week, we’re looking at paper management hacks and what sorts of paperwork you need to keep at the ready in […]

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Paper Management Hacks: Vital Records

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In the event of an emergency, do you know where your vital records are? If you’re like most people, they’re scattered across several storage areas, because you may not think of certain records as “vital” – and therefore they may be living in a file cabinet, instead of a fireproof safe or a safety deposit […]

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Paper Management Hacks: Lifestyle Paperwork

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Even in today’s “digital” world, we end up with a lot of paper in our homes. That paper can pile up and create clutter stress on the entire family, especially if you’re not sure where to start to throw things out and if you’re afraid of losing vital information. What is “lifestyle” paper? This is […]

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Cosmetics Clutter: When to toss your expired makeup

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In the book I Feel Bad About My Neck, author Nora Ephron hits on what almost every woman over 40 has – a graveyard of cosmetics underneath the sink. We spent hundreds of dollars on this cream or that serum to magically turn back the clock, and when it doesn’t work – it gets relegated […]

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Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day

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Have you had this problem? Your computer needs an operating system update or you’re trying to install a new program, and there just isn’t enough memory on the computer for the download or update. When you go into your storage, you realize why – hundreds of photos and files that you haven’t looked at in […]

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4 Tips: Downsizing for Seniors

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The Golden Girls were on to something – living in a house with their friends as they grew older. It’s something called “Aging in Place” and more and more people are moving toward that. According to the Population Reference Bureau, “the number of Americans ages 65 and older is projected to nearly double from 52 […]

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Clutter means lost time and money

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Americans spend 2.5 days – each year – searching for lost items. And when we can’t find those items, we spend money to replace them – to the tune of $2.7 Billion dollars! Billion – with a B! What’s a big reason behind that? CLUTTER! When we have too many items packed into a closet […]

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Declutter a closet

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Have you ever gone to your closet and said “I have nothing to wear,” when the reality is, you have a closet full of clothes? You’re not alone. Most people only wear 20% of what’s in their closet, 80% of the time. And nearly half of Americans also have an overstuffed closet in their homes, […]

About Dawn

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Dawn Dugle is an energetic, optimistic truth-teller who is also incredibly stubborn when it comes to looking on the bright side. She has been focused on positive storytelling ever since she could write. She has a lot in common with soap opera goddess Susan Lucci – both were nominated for multiple Emmys. Unlike Lucci, Dawn […]