You write with your left hand?

I didn’t know you’re a lefty.

You are writing with the wrong hand.

You are writing upside down.

You write weird.

Look at the Southpaw.

These are just some of the comments I have heard in my life when people see me writing. I personally have never understood what the big deal was – yes, I am left handed. [click to continue…]


Read Across America Day

by Judy Ozment on March 1, 2013

Today is the 16th annual Read Across America day. This is a program that I think is fabulous because I loved to read as a child & I still try to get in as much reading as I can.

Read Across America is dedicated to motivating children in all communities to celebrate reading in conjunction with the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, whose birthday is tomorrow, March 2nd.  Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss’ books?!Reading a Book

As a professional organizer, I am urging all of you to round up those books that you no longer read, need, have grown out of and are gathering dust and donate them.

Here in Mankato our library has a designated monthly donation day.  Donations of new or gently used books can be made on the first Saturday of every month from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm at the Blue Earth County Library Garage, located at 100 East Main Street in Mankato.

To make donations outside of the designated time, please call the library at (507) 304-4005.

To learn more and to find out what is accepted, please visit their website here.

For those of you who are not in the Mankato, MN area, I urge you to do a search “where to donate books” in your area so you too can pass on your books to give a little bit of enjoyment to someone else.  There are many places that would be happy to receive your donations.

Be Awesome!  Be a Book Nut! ~ Dr. Seuss



Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

January 24, 2013

If you live in Minnesota this week and you stepped outside, you probably wanted to go right back in.  We are experiencing some of the coldest weather we have had in quite some time. I asked this question a year ago – “Do you have a winter emergency kit for your vehicle?”  I thought it […]

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Simplify Your Life Week – Day Seven

August 7, 2012
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Simplify Your Life Week – Day Six

August 6, 2012

Clutter cutting questions to ask yourself: Do I love it? If not, why are you hanging onto something that you don’t even like?  Let it go! Do I need to keep it? Think tax returns When was the last time I used this? If you have not used something within the last twelve months, chances […]

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Simplify Your Life Week – Day Five

August 5, 2012

Create an evening routine to tidy up The goal here is to pick things up and put away where they belong.   Doing this task each night will help your next morning run smoother. Use a timer and give yourself 15 minutes to complete.  If you need a little more time, fine, but 30 minutes […]

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Simplify Your Life Week – Day Four

August 4, 2012

Follow the One In, One Out Rule If your home is busting at the seams from too much stuff,  read on because this tip will help simplify your life immensely.  Let’s face it we only have so much space, right?  For every new item you bring into your home, one old item needs to leave […]

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Simplify Your Life Week – Day Three

August 3, 2012

Go through your mail DAILY! Have the right tools on hand:  letter opener, trash can, recycling bin, shredder and in-box. If you do not have a shredder I strongly urge you to get one.  You can find a reasonably priced one at your favorite big box store.  Look for a shredder that has “Cross Cut” […]

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Simplify Your Life Week – Day Two

August 2, 2012

Set up a donation station in everyone’s closet. This can be a shopping bag, grocery bag, box, whatever you decide.  I suggest using something that you don’t mind going away.  Then you don’t have to deal with getting your nice tote bags back when you are dropping off your donations. Have a pen & pad […]

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Simplify Your Life Week – Day One

August 1, 2012

Today kicked off “Simplify Your Life” week.  Sounds great right?  Achieving it can seem daunting because we always have too much in the way.  The never ending to-do list, over committing our time, searching for perfection…Does any of this hit home for you? Starting today and for the next week I will share 7 organizing […]

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