Tag Archives for personal organization

When you’re really really really down, you need a LifeCharge

When your life is falling to pieces and you’re losing hope and losing your grip, what do you do? “Count your blessings,” some people say, and you know just where you’d like them to stick their blessings. Have you been … Continue reading

21. February 2014 by Pam
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Life begins when the kid leaves home and you can take over and redecorate her room: iPlanit

Imagine living in a two-bedroom apartment with a husband and his two kids (half the time) with both you and said husband working full time from home. Exactly. In this configuration, my personal space — the space that is an … Continue reading

28. July 2013 by Pam
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As if I can remember the last time I had my teeth cleaned! But Time Flies remembers for me.

I have Too Much Information to deal with, and my memory is getting flakier by the day (because of age, or outsourcing my brain functions to digital tools, or both). So I honestly couldn’t tell you when I last saw … Continue reading

29. April 2013 by Pam
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We can’t seem to let our business cards go, but maybe we can toss other people’s: CardHolder

I have a sterling silver calling card tray, an essential Victorian accessory that belonged to my great-grandmother, who was born in 1894. Now we have business cards, which in France are still called calling cards (cartes de visite). And despite … Continue reading

25. February 2013 by Pam
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Read this book, get this album, you gotta see this movie… Remember them all with Recall

In the last three days alone my mother-in-law raved to me about the book she’s reading and said I would love it (over the phone), a friend told me about four good books (at lunch), and my brother told me … Continue reading

03. February 2013 by Pam
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You put that thing someplace SO logical you’d never forget, which is why you need Where Is It?

A place for everything and everything in its place, that’s how I was raised. But then one day you just change your mind and decide a thing should go in a more logical place, or you have to put it … Continue reading

27. January 2013 by Pam
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Every girl needs as many little helpers as she can get: Timegg

You know how your husband says “Can you remind me tomorrow that I need to ____ ?” and you’re like “Yeah right,” because you’re already drowning in your own masses of details and pressures and can hardly think straight yourself? … Continue reading

13. January 2013 by Pam
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When you need to know what time it is right now in Hong Kong and Austin: Synchronize

I’ve lived in France for over six years and still nobody in my family in California has a clue at any given moment what time it is here. I gave them an easy trick: count back three hours and change … Continue reading

09. January 2013 by Pam
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Toshl (and its adorable monsters) keep me from being a total flake with money

I have balanced my checkbook exactly once in my life, shortly after I got my first checking account. I rarely have a precise idea of how much money I have, how much I’ve spent, or what I spent it on. … Continue reading

07. January 2013 by Pam
Categories: Life, Money, Organization, Productivity | 2 comments

I simply could not have a BFF who was a pushy control freak, which is why I love Doris

I’m pretty damn organized (except for the surface of my desk). But no matter how organized you are, there are only so many things you can juggle in your head at a time. That number is generally believed to be … Continue reading

05. January 2013 by Pam
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Use Bean so he won’t be able to wiggle his way out of anything anymore

I’m not a counter. I don’t keep a record of how many days a week I work out or eat dessert. But there are times, like when you’re making an effort to ride your bike to work instead of drive, … Continue reading

01. December 2012 by Pam
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