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September 3 2006 Organization Newsletter

Greetings from BellaOnline's Organization site!

Labor Day weekend is summer's official last hurrah, when we start to bid adieu to long days, kids being out of school, and the pace of life generally slowing down. For many of us, the start of fall means busier schedules, more tasks and events to keep track of, and less free time. This year, make it a goal to keep yourself and your family sane by getting organized.

One of the biggest challenges we often face is keeping tabs not only on the things we need to do and the places we need to be, but also on the dozens of papers related to those tasks (think permission slips, invitations, directions, bills, and appointment reminders). Need a convenient way to stash them all without forgetting about them? Consider a tickler file, the subject of this week's article:

Creating a Tickler File
Sure, a tickler file sounds odd (feathers? Elmo?), but it's really an effective and easy-to-use tool for keeping track of papers and To Do´s. Read on for instructions on setting one up.
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Once you have your tickler file set up, you'll be ready to fill it and start using it. Be sure to visit the Organization site next week for tips and hints on how to do both of those things!

Fall isn't just a time to get back into the swing of things with school, work, and activities; it's also the time to enjoy the beauty of the season with a weekend away, or to spend time with friends and family as the holidays approach. Regardless of where you're heading, consider hiring a housesitter while you're away. Wondering what's involved with bringing a sitter on board? This article explains it all:

How to Prepare for a Housesitter
The next time you enlist a housesitter to watch over your home while you're away, follow these steps to make sure your sitter is prepared. Click here to read the article now, or cut and paste this link:

Thanks to all of you who send me organizing tips and tricks you've discovered, books you've enjoyed, and ideas on articles you'd like to read. Keep them coming! I love hearing from you. You can reach me at

Happy Labor Day, and here's to a wonderfully organized fall!

My best to you,
Emily Wilska
Organization Editor
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