Author: Dawn Link

I Know It Is Here Somewhere

For the shortest month of the year, here is my shortest blog of the year: a quick tip that is so easy to implement that you will make it part of your lifestyle.

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Clean Out Your E-Mail Inbox

An overflowing e-mail inbox might not make your home look cluttered, or course, but the negative psychological effects can be overwhelming.

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Seven ‘Housekeeping’ Chores to Perform on Your Mobile Phone Today

Managing apps on a mobile phone can help improve performance, free up storage space, and make it easier to find and use the apps you need. Here are seven ‘housekeeping’ chores to perform on your mobile phone today to help you achieve such goals:

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Eleven Creative Storage Solutions

Creative storage solutions can help you keep your belongings organized while also adding aesthetic appeal to your living spaces. Here are eleven creative ways to store belongings:

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Eight Factors Driving the Psychology of Clutter

Ever wonder why we clutter? The psychology behind clutter is complex and can vary from person to person, but here are eight factors that contribute to why people accumulate and struggle with clutter:

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Preparing for Un-Decorating This Season

Have you had enough of your Christmas and holiday decorations yet? Someone I know leaves her Christmas tree up until Valentine’s day, and another, leaves her artificial Christmas tree up all year long. She takes off the ornaments but loves the ambiance of the white lights on the tree throughout the year.

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Organizing Gifts Ideas for the Holidays

If you are still struggling with finding gift ideas for your family/friends/co-workers, here are a few ideas that will help even the most organized person feel even more organized!

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Fed Up with Companies Selling Your Personal Data?

Are you sick and tired of companies selling your personal data? Consumer Reports has developed an app, “Permission Slip,” that reveals the kind of data that companies collect, trade, and sell. With a simple tap in the app, you can tell those companies “Do not sell my data” or “Delete my account.”

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Giving Back

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us our attention turns to the next holidays. While we are still basking in the theme of giving, why not explore ways to give back to your community? Here are a few organizations that are always looking for help.

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Sharing Your Gratitude for Posterity

This Thanksgiving, start a new tradition: the gratitude tablecloth.

Set your table with a plain white tablecloth. Give everyone a Sharpie or other permanent marker. Have all guests write something they are thankful for this year. Do not forget to include the little ones—they will have the cutest comments. Of course, you will need to write it out for them, but, depending on their age, they can write their name or draw a picture. Or you can trace their handprint. Make sure that everyone signs their name and the year.

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