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Why Time with Family Matters

Spending time with your family is one of the most important things you can do. Time together gives you an opportunity to laugh together, cry together, share your hearts with each other and really get to know each other. When you spend time with your family, you are building relationships with the people who are the most important to you. Even though spending time together can be challenging because of the busy lives we all lead, making the time to be together on a Read More >

What is a Personal Concierge Service?

We have all been there. Rushing from one errand to another, counting the minutes we have left hoping to make it to the kids' school in time for carpool. Toss in one lackadaisical cashier or slow-as-molasses bank teller and your entire schedule is thrown off. What you need is some help! Fortunately, time-starved people are fueling the growing number of personal concierge services. By taking on personal errands such as shopping for groceries, delivering packages, Read More >

How To Achieve Time Management Success For Parents

You need to drop the kids off at daycare or school, commute to work, will face big deadlines at the office, figure out what to make for dinner, fold the laundry, find time to shuttle the kids to soccer practice … being a parent requires a huge time commitment which can also lead to huge stress. As parents raising families in a hectic world, it is becoming increasingly important to learn ways to manage time efficiently and effectively in order to achieve balance in life. Read More >

Why Time Management is Dead!

You're getting ready for bed and as you wind down from your hectic day, you remember the dry cleaning you forgot to pick up that you need for tomorrow, which reminds you that you still haven't bought the plane tickets to visit your parents, which leads to the card you got your mother for Mother's Day that still hasn't been mailed... the list goes on. How is it - in this digital age when you can check emails on your phone and set alarms with electronic reminders - how is Read More >

Outsourcing Corporate America’s Personal To-Do List

The average person's concept of a concierge service is actually quite different from corporate America's own take on this unique and growing industry. Corporate America tends to view everything through the eyes of ROI (return on investment), and it has discovered to its delight that providing concierge services from the bottom to the top rung of the corporate ladder is well worth it. As recently reported in the New York Times, a Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical Read More >

Why People Hire Personal Shoppers to Offset More Hours at Work

With the economy sputtering along since 2008, many people have found that their workloads have dramatically increased. For those compensated by the hour, you may find yourself doing not only the job with which you are long familiar, but also many of the duties of a laid off co-worker or of a person who was never hired at all. For those in business or on a commission, you may be devoting more time than ever just to maintain the same income. In a situation where your Read More >

Why Busy People are Losing Money By Not Delegating Tasks

“If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!" Chances are good you’ve heard that one a few times before, but when did it become your mantra? Or maybe it’s something more like this: “I didn’t get this far by letting someone else do my work for me, so why should I start now?” There’s a myth in our society that all successful people are workaholics. While there is undoubtedly some truth to this, the most successful among us are those who excel at Read More >

How to Outsource Your Daily Tasks to Save Time and Money

How often do you hear someone say that if they could do things over, they'd spend more time picking up their dry cleaning? It's a rhetorical question of course, but think about it: Do errands that need to get done require time off from work, or worse, prevent you from spending your precious time with those you love? In years to come, will your family have fond memories of the time you spent on Costco runs without them? I'm pretty sure your family's best Read More >

How To Be Freed of Sentimental Clutter

It is important when trying to let go of sentimental clutter to not throw out the baby with the bathwater. There is a place in all our lives for being patient, forgiving and kind to other people. However, there is a tendency in modern culture to promote, through the use of music and drama, a shallow, self-centered sentimentalism. This kind of mindset tends to weaken one as an individual, and can lead to feelings of helplessness and even depression. Sentimental clutter Read More >

How to Run Errands Efficiently in a Modern City

One of the great advantages of living in a large metropolitan city is having access to a wide variety of stores and services. But if you have a long list of errands to run, it can be difficult to squeeze everything in when you are running from one end of the city to another. With a little planning and organization, running errands is a chore that doesn’t have to be a challenge. A busy life doesn’t have to be a hectic one. A little organization goes a long way toward Read More >