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Organizing Your Tech Stuff

Organize Tech Stuff

Gadgets come with cords and cables. And chargers. And dongles. And it’s all a big tangled mess in no time if you don’t have tools to organize tech stuff. I’m always looking for just the right bag, pouch, strap, or valet to keep my tech things from becoming a mess— it’s easier to keep track of all those little buggers if they’re organized and clearly marked too. Honorable Mention: My labeler of choice: I find that putting my name on things, or wrapping a…

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Cleaning up during the holidays

Holiday Cleaning

Thanks to Bissell for partnering on this post. The holiday season is in full swing, and I’m ping ponging between parties hosted by friends, and hosting a few small gatherings myself, including having both sets of parents stay with us before the month is over. Whether it’s cocktails on the weekend, a festive brunch, or having guests stay over, I’m constantly in a cycle of holiday cleaning. Of course, with two kids, a dog, and a husband with a penchant for setting his…

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Save time cleaning with these smart vacuums

Neato Botvac Connected: Smart vacuums

Maybe you’re still releasing a cloud of dust on the very section of floor you just cleaned every time you have to change the bag in the canister. Maybe your arms are sore from pushing a ridiculously heavy upright over the same spot over and over and over because its suction barely works. If either is true, stop. Really. Just stop. Vacuum technology has come a really long way over the last few years and there are now countless models…

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Beautiful, Minimal, Functional. The Best Task Managers & To-Do List Apps

Task Managers

Our calendars, our inboxes, our to-do lists apps. When I tell people I “live” in these apps, I’m not at all exaggerating, and I’m sure you wouldn’t be either. We live in these apps because they help us manage our lives, keep us on track, collaborate with others and get things done. They are the essence of our productivity and the central hub of our communications, both at work and in our personal lives. And while we take time and care to cultivate…

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KonMari Your Technology

konmari your technology carley k.

Marie Kondo’s best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has sparked a nationwide phenomenon of possession purging and a cult of evangelists who swear by her tidying techniques. And while it might be tempting to toss any technology that doesn’t “spark joy” in the wastebin as you declutter, it actually requires a bit more care to cast off your gadgets. Unlike old shoes or your grandmother’s vase, technology might be valuable, it might be environmentally unsound to throw away,…

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6 New Ways To Organize Your Digital Photos

Heirloom

I still remember the days when snapping a picture felt like using up turns at an arcade game. Each snap cost me an exposure on my roll of film, and there was no telling whether a shot would hit the bullseye or miss by a mile (e.g. blurry, dark, cross-eyed, thumb over the lens). Today, we all snap pictures without a second thought, but also acquire pictures without end. And as my ability to take fine photos has increased, my motivation…

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