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Shortlisted: Sticky Notes for Your iPhone

shortlisted smallHappy Friday! Today I’m introducing a new feature called “Shortlisted” where I will highlight one of my favorite things each week. (Yes, a la Oprah.) Because what good are fabulous things if you don’t share them?

Sticky Notes for Your Phone

Just in time for the release of the iPhone 5s, the first item to be shortlisted are awesome post-it notes for your iPhone called “Paperback.”

I actually have a regular-sized sticky note on the back of my phone most days.  Just so I remember to do something when I walk through the door or it’s a good way to keep track of a few quick items I need to grab at Sephora or the grocery store.  

These great stickies have a mostly-adhesive back so they lay flat on your phone at all times, making them perfect when I’m running errands and am constantly tossing my phone in and out of my bag.

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Making Your To-Do List “Stick”

Grocery ListSunday is my day for catching up on things I missed during the week, getting a head start on tasks for the week ahead, and getting to zero inbox

With a limited number of hours in the day, there is only so much that can be accomplished. I’m someone who hates to go to bed with a task left unfinished, but sometimes with a big empty Sunday ahead of me I can get a little ambitious. I’ve found though that if you set yourself up for small wins by limiting your to-do list you’ll feel more accomplished at the end of the day. It’s much easier to get 3 things done than 30. It’s just simple math – and I’m terrible at math but trust me, it’s true!

This method can be used to increase productivity at work, plan social events, and even limit overspending at the grocery store!

Not convinced? Here’s a list of reasons to limit your to-do list to a post-it: Read more

Creative Products for the Ultimate List Enthusiast

Summer is coming to an end and it’s back to business as usual. Given my love for lists, I thought it might be fun to feature some creative list and organization inspired products. I found some crazy stuff, including notebook paper and pencil socks! Am I the only one who would love to wear those? These are a few more of my favorite finds:
 
I would love to drink my green tea out of this mug!
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Organizing Your Closet

Rubbermaid Homefree Series Closet Kit 3P40

Rubbermaid Homefree Series Closet Kit 3P40 (Photo credit: Rubbermaid Products)

Do you always spend extra time trying to figure out what to wear? Does it ever feel like you don’t have anything to wear? I’ve mentioned before that laying your outfit out the night before can make your life just a little bit easier — but that may not change the “I’ve got nothing to wear!” feeling you might have when you stand in front of your closet. It also doesn’t help you build your closet.

I’ve scoped out a few options to help you get organized!

Makeover Your Home Office

Have you started spring cleaning yet? I went through my closet this weekend and got rid of 20 pairs of shoes. I’m not even exaggerating. It was ridiculous. But I feel much better now that the task is complete…and excited to replace some of those shoes. When I spring clean, I start off decluttering the drawers and closets then begin general cleaning stuff that I don’t do enough.

But spring cleaning doesn’t apply to your home only. Don’t forget your office too. Whether it’s at home or in an office — an organized desk can send your productivity soaring.

Recently the folks at Manilla.com came to me with a dilemma. A comedian/actress named Jo had let her desk mess get out of hand. She wasn’t even able to use her desk anymore and had moved over to her dining room table to get work done. Except — her productivity suffered so they called me in to do an office makeover. Check out this video for a look.