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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 >

Time Management Tips for Active Seniors

Active seniors today are living longer, healthier, happier lives and are rapidly getting up, getting out and getting involved in their communities. The only obstacle preventing them from living a fully engaged, hectic-free lifestyle is time management. There is a great deal of stress involved in the trivial chores we do in everyday life. Minute tasks such as getting groceries, cleaning house or picking up prescription medication can take time away from seniors that they Read More >

Personal Concierge Services for Busy Professionals

If you're working both harder and longer these days, you are not alone. Employers aren't replacing laid-off workers; they are just asking their remaining employees to do more instead. Of course the employees accept -- it's the American way, and besides, everyone wants to stay valuable enough to survive the next round of layoffs. These hours cost employees dearly over the long term. Researchers say that Americans get on average 60 to 90 minutes less sleep than they Read More >

How to Decorate a Small Room on a Budget

As the downsizing trend continues, homeowners and renters are carving comfortable living spaces out of increasingly smaller rooms. So, how are they doing it without breaking the budget? By utilizing a dash of creativity coupled with some old fashioned crafting tricks you, too, can design the room of your dreams. Here are a few tips to get you on your way: Invest in a statement piece. Make a statement in your room with a fabulous sofa or luxurious bed. To stay within Read More >

Tips for Organizing Your Tax Documents for Tax Season

For many hard working people out there, especially entrepreneurs, professionals, and the otherwise self-employed, March and April can be the most frightful time of year. It's tax season, and that means tax returns must be timely filed with both the state and federal government, or extensions sought. What can be terrifying for anyone, but particularly for the people mentioned above, is accumulating all of the records that must be kept to document every last bit of Read More >

10 Eco-Conscious Cleaning Tips for Spring

Spring cleaning is a wonderful ritual to mark the end of a long, dreary winter. After all, if you’ve been stuck inside for months, there’s a good chance your home could use a thorough cleaning. Many of today's cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that are detrimental to the environment. To be more gentle with the Earth and to protect your family's health, consider the many natural ways to clean your home this spring using everyday products found in your pantry Read More >