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Efficiency 101: Do You Really Need That?

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I wrote this last week while I was still packing to move and before the sale of our house fell through.  But it’s all still relevant. As much as moving is a pain in the butt, it’s an excellent opportunity to go through your stuff and clean out. Do I sound like one of those […]

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Efficiency 101: Organizing Your Move

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I had some kind of brain fart last week and totally forgot it was Monday when I made my post.  So we’re back to Efficiency 101 this week (even though it’s the 4th of July).  Today I want to talk about something that isn’t an every day occurrence but one that plagues everyone who has […]

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Efficiency 101: A Time To Be Still

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So much of this series is about getting things done.  Cramming more accomplishments into less time.  And that’s fine.  That’s part of life.  Particularly American life.  We’re busy people, there’s constantly stuff to do, and efficiency is a means of saving our sanity. But sometimes you have to stop. Sometimes you have to NOT be […]

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Efficiency 101: Menu Planning and Meal Prep

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How much time do you spend trying to figure out what’s for dinner?  And how many times do you turn to some easy frozen or boxed dinner because it seems like that takes less time than prepping all the ingredients for cooking something from scratch?  Are you one of those people who thinks cooking from […]

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Efficiency 101: Streamline Your Morning

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To all you morning people out there who can get everything done, not forget stuff, and face the day before it’s dawned with nary so much as a sip of caffeine…I hate you this post is probably not for you.  However, if you more closely resemble me, who faces the rising of the sun with […]

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Efficiency 101: The Break

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Let me tell you a truth that you’re going to find hideously depressing: Nothing is ever truly done. There will always been things on your To Do list.  Always chores that must be done over again.  Always laundry.  Always appointments and errands.  There is always something to be done.  Doesn’t that just make you want […]

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Efficiency 101: Embrace The Deadline

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It has been a lunatic day at the Evil Day Job, so I am just now sitting down to write my post.  But the lunacy has given inspiration for today’s post topic: deadlines. Now we all have them at our regular jobs out in the Real World.  Finite ends to our projects that we must […]

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Efficiency 101: Embrace The List

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This tiny thing is at the root of most of my organizational abilities.  Lists are wonderful things for a number of reasons. They allow me to empty extraneous stuff out of my head.  Seriously.  There’s limited space in there, so a list of everything I need to get done allows me to free up that […]