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5 Apps to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions (although my post-holiday waistline should probably make me reconsider). However, I do think the month of...

Six Easy Ways to Protect Your Identity

As a Neat Freak, I fancy myself a bit of an “I” dotter and a “T” crosser. So imagine my surprise when, earlier this...

10 Rules to Live By from the Neat Freak

I am a rule follower. Always have been, always will be. And when life gets busy, I really like having a few rules to...

Helping Those in Need

Watching the refugee crisis or any number of natural disasters unfold before us on the news is heartbreaking. Our natural tendency is to want...

Quitting Time

I’ve been thinking about quitting a lot lately. Not quitting my job (because I truly love what I do), but quitting other things. Things...

Gifts for the Neat Freak on Your List

A later Thanksgiving this year meant shopping season was upon us before the turkey was even out of the oven. If you’re just starting...

Planning for Spontaneity

One of my favorite things about summer is the spontaneity. For those who know me well, I’m not exactly a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal....

An Ode to the Camp Trunk

I just returned from dropping two very happy kids off at sleepaway camp. Our kids absolutely love this ritual of summer … a week...

Use it or Lose it

In the past two months, I’ve had more than 25 people ask if I’ve heard of Japanese organizer Marie Kondo and her bestseller The...

Emergency Preparedness: Slacker’s Edition

One of the things that stinks about being a grown-up is all of the shoulds … you should buy a house, you should have...