Keep Your Personal and Professional Lives Separate on Facebook

At first glance, one would not think of Facebook as a professional networking site. When I finally signed up, I was shocked at the number of business contacts that I had that were already on Facebook. I quickly learned that I had to learn how to keep professional and personal sides of my Facebook account separate. Read more

Coupon Organizer Hack with Moleskine

I parted ways with my former coupon organizer. I was winding down after a long day of errands and then it hit me. The Moleskine pocket memo I used a while ago to keep track of receipts can also be used for coupons.

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I took everything out of the organizer.

Moleskine Pocket Memo with Coupons

Then I put index card dividers with alphabetical labels. You can label the dividers with whatever you want.

Finally, I filed the contents in the appropriate place.

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Case closed.

You can also use the Moleskine pocket memo as a wallet as well.

Snowed In? 7 things you can do while you wait it out.

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In case you missed it, most of the New England area of the U.S. was slammed with snow. So much snow, that “Juno” pretty much brought everything to a halt.

What to do when you are stuck indoors due to Mother Nature? I have some suggestions.

1. Now you have an extra day (or two) to catch up on that indoor weekend project and/or hobby you’ve been putting off.

2. Declutter your desks. Test out pens to see if they work or not. Toss or shred papers you don’t need anymore.

3. Pick up the phone and call someone who you lost touch with. Nothing like a snow day to catch up.

Have an internet connection? Great! Let’s move on.

4. Catch up on emails. Responding to and sending. Also deleting ones that are no longer applicable, like past events (unless your the organizer.) Let’s not forget to unsubscribe to those emails that are no longer relevant.

5. Make sure your finances are in order. (s/o to #MoneyLoveChallenge).

6. Catch up on “Feeds” (remember those?) No, I don’t mean Facebook , Twitter, Pinterest, and  Instagram.  See what feeds and podcasts you want to subscribe, leave alone or delete.

7. Now you can reward yourself by streaming a show of your choice with the device of your choosing.

Didn’t like how your year turned out on Facebook? Change it!

Didn't like how your year truned out on Facebook? Change it!

 

If you have a Facebook account, you probably already know that Facebook has published a year end review of the highlights of your Facebook feed.

Unfortunately for some, this year symbolized a year of loss. Some may not want to keep that moment in their summary.

Good news! You can change your year in Facebook before you choose to publish it.

Using the Facebook app on my mobile phone, I had changed the Title, Caption and Pictures (up to 4) in my summary.  Facebook also categories moments by calendar  quarters. You can also delete the quarter if you choose to.

This functionality is only available to Facebook profiles and public figures.

Did you manage to change your Facebook year end summary before making it visible? Tell me in the comments.

Try a pet food can as a non-toxic way to get rid of flies

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Summer is winding down. If you have been indoors and you have pets, this means that flies have more than likely made a visit.

It can be hard to find a non-toxic way to get rid of flies without harming your pets. Here is one method I’ve discovered by accident than can prove to be useful.

Use a used pet food can to get rid of flies in a non-toxic way.

Here are the steps I used.

  1. After feeding your pet(s), scrape out the wet food can
  2. Fill the can with some cool water about halfway
  3. Leave in an area where the files are for 24 hours
  4. After you come back from the day, flies may appear in the can
  5. Empty out water and dispose of the flies.

As the human of two cats, I can state that the method does work. More than a handful of flies have been caught in my space.

There are many factors than can contribute. Temperature, weather and humidity are some. Results may vary.

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The First Thing You Should Do After You Return Home From A Trip

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Check your refrigerator for food that went bad.

Take the time to look and especially inspect your fresh foods to see if they went bad.

If something does not look or smell food, throw it out.

As some have been known to say, when in doubt, throw it out.

Plus, doing this helps to declutter the refrigerator as well, so that you’ll know exactly what items to get on your next grocery trip.

Do one thing today to streamline your process

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Here it is,  the weekend.

You do some light reading and them it hits you.

“I really need to take care of this or that.”

If this or that is streamlining your online accounts, then the weekend is the ideal time.

There’s that new email account that you moved to, but you haven’t changed your email settings in your other accounts.

There’s establishing that Pinterest or Instragram account you’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t yet.

What about backing up your website (shameless plug.) after all you never know after it’s too late.

No matter what you do this weekend, choose one thing that will help you in taking a step forward.

Those pens and pencils in that cup

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Here’s a tip you can use in between tasks.

You know that cup of pens and pencils you have on the desk?

If you are anything like me, you only use a few of them, not all of them.

Take 10 -15 minutes to test the pens out.

Pens dry up.

If the ink comes out, great! If not, toss.

This is called “making room for what works”.

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Everyone can mute users on Twitter

Quiet your friends

Have someone on your feed that uses a hashtag too much for their own good.

Have someone you fallen out of like with on Twitter, but don’t want to completely unfollow them?

Eventually, everyone can “mute” a user on Twitter.

According to Twitter, you can mute from iOS, Android and on the Twitter website.

So far, I was only able to see this function on Tweetdeck.

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Have you muted anyone yet in Twitter?