Category Archives for "Articles & Tips"

July 25, 2013

Clutter and Recycling

  No doubt you’ve heard about the disastrous floating “island” consisting of hundreds, perhaps thousands of square miles of garbage that has collected in the Pacific Ocean. It is the result of extreme clutter that can’t be broken down by Nature. You’ve also probably heard of fracking which has by-products so toxic that poisons are […]

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July 20, 2013

Bar Codes Secrets

I’m including this for those of you who don’t know how much you can read from a bar code. (It isn’t just a bunch of cluttery numbers after all.) Identify Country of Origin from Product Bar Codes Know the origin of the items in store The first 3 numbers in the UPC code identify in […]

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June 7, 2013

Too Many Passwords

Clients often ask me how I deal with remembering passwords. You can Google password managers and password savers and find lots of options. I don’t recommend or NOT recommend doing that because I haven’t tried it myself. Admittedly, being a dinosaur in many areas, I use a simple technique. I open a word-processing document (it […]

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November 25, 2012

Upcycling Clutter

MapleXO The Haight Ring, $58.00, upcycled from skateboards. (MapleXO / May 31, 2012)   Items once headed to the landfill are being turned into must-have purses, bags and jewelry. Call it ‘upcycling.’ L.A. Times Sunday 11/18/12 Yesterday’s ice cream spoon is today’s beach trash and tomorrow’s art, thanks to Judith and Richard Lang They’ve been collecting plastic along […]

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October 21, 2012

Map Hoarder

Check this out. A recently deceased L.A. man who “hoarded” maps in his small house  has left a legacy for the Los Angeles Public Library. Not that he planned it that way. . .Read the amazing story  below by Bob Poole. The discovery that real estate agent Matthew Greenberg made when he stepped inside a […]

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May 30, 2012

“Organized” is a Matter of Opinion

Initially, I laughed when asked this question. DUH! I thought. But after talking to others, I realized it evokes different responses. Take this man, for example. Some homeless guy who wandered into an absent-minded professor’s office? No. He’s a theoretical physicist reading through scientific publications carefully ORGANIZED on and around his desk. He’s totally organized, just […]

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April 16, 2012

Hard Copy Filing

Here’s some good tips for how to begin to file. SETUP It’s nice to have hanging files (typically olive green but colors are available for a bit more money) with the file folders placed inside of them. They slide easily back and forth on metal bars on the side make access easy. A box of them will […]

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