Category: The Valley Ledger

Before writing your will, start with your stuff

Many of my friends are grieving the loss of singer Prince. My generation grew up on Purple Rain and couldn’t imagine someday being thirtysomethings in 1999. For friends a decade older, Prince’s swift death at age 57 is a mortality

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How marriage equality affects your paper organization

The Supreme Court’s recent decision recognizing marriage equality made local and international news. Does this mean wedding bells for you and your partner? Even if you’ve been together for years (or decades), here are a few things that will keep

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Don’t let food go bad! Organize your freezer

With the warmer weather comes my impatience for our community supported agriculture (CSA) share to begin. For a flat fee to Good Work Farm, we receive a weekly allotment of greens, squash, herbs, and other farm goodies. This financial arrangement

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Pamper your hands

One of the joys of belonging to the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) is the connections I’ve made with other organizers around the country. These connections have given me business opportunities, assistance with clients’ challenges, and precious friendships. Most recently, I

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Ten years of challenges… and successes!

Years ago I read a book in which the main characters got married on Thanksgiving. They reasoned that it would be easy to remember their anniversary that way; they would simply toast themselves over Thanksgiving dinner, and not worry over

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Spring clean your garage

Late winter is a time of cabin fever and clutter frustration. In my organizing business, I call February to May my “Spring Rush.” My phone rings frequently with requests for help clearing away the tired excesses of winter, preparing for

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Create your home base

Last article, we looked at how to set up your office-on-the-go for working with clients or meeting with colleagues. With an attaché or backpack stocked with the essentials you’re ready to conduct business anywhere around the valley. After your adventure,

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Create your mobile office

Self-employment is common across the country and here in the Lehigh Valley. As many of us leave cubicle life and strike out on our own, we’re discovering that it’s not all about working from home in our bunny slippers. We

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