Backup, Backup, Backup, Clone and Protect

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Last month, while out of town, I fell victim to a cyber attack. I received a ransomware email that felt very threatening. It was just the wake-up call I needed. I took the threat seriously but didn’t pay the ransom. Instead, I enhanced my backup procedures and once again installed software to proactively protect my laptop.

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A Refresher on Recycling

Foam that can be recycled

I love listening to podcasts and what I learned recently during a podcast on recycling I share in this post. The fact is, new recycling challenges are facing our local communities. Learn about these new restrictions and what you can do to become better at recycling at home and in the office. Changes are coming soon, so be ready.

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Tips To Minimize Food Waste

I came across an article recently that really got me thinking about how our priorities around food have changed. It’s rare that people store fresh veggies to enjoy during the winter months like my grandparents did. And since we have easy access to groceries and grocery stores these days, I don’t think we place the same value on food that our ancestors did.

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Taking the Capsule Wardrobe Challenge

Project 333

Do you think you could wear only 33 items of clothing for three months? How many pieces of clothing, necklaces, jackets, pairs of shoes, or earrings do you think you actually wear each season?

You probably don’t know. I had no idea, so I participated in an experiment recently that I found quite enlightening.

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Make Memories This Holiday Season

The annual gift-giving season is right around the corner. How about making memories instead this year? Included here are some suggestions that offer you more time to enjoy those you love, while reducing the stress of the hunt at the shopping mall.

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De-clutter: Don’t Postpone Joy

About a dozen readers of my monthly e-newsletter took me up on my 30-Day Minimalism Challenge. Read all about what we learn, how we de-clutter, and the surprises we find along the way.

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The Benefits of Taking a Break from Routine

Routine works for me. I’m always more productive when I can stick to some semblance of a routine. Taking a break from routine also helps. Read on.

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The Important Things


What does minimalism mean to you? Learn how to create your own definition of living with less and creating space for the important things.

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4 Steps to Simplify Spring Cleaning

Spring time offers all kinds of opportunities to revisit old ways of doing things and think anew. See why spring cleaning isn’t as cumbersome as it used to be…

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Creating Email Inbox Clarity

At the start of the year, my email inbox had more messages in it than I care to admit. So, I often set aside some time to concentrate on cleaning out unwanted messages or filing the ones I need to keep for future reference. The process I use is pretty simple.

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