Technology

How I Organize and Keep Track of My Digital Receipts

posted by Andrea | 12/4/2017 | 21 comments

If you do the majority of your shopping online like I do, you probably get what feels like 10 million emails regarding your various online purchases — when the orders are places, when they are processed, when the products are shipped, when the orders are delivered, etc. etc. etc. 

It can feel overwhelming if you don’t have a system. Thankfully, you do NOT need a fancy system to track your digital receipts — I’m sharing my super simple system today!

Reader Question: How Do You Handle Kids and Technology?

posted by Andrea | 11/14/2017 | 34 comments

I’m back with another reader question… all about Kids + Technology!

I don’t have much perspective on this topic because of the age of my children — however, I KNOW so many of you with older children have great ideas, and I’d love it if you would share those ideas in the comments so we can all benefit from your wisdom!

My Super Simple, Super Frugal, Quick Fix for Faulty Technology

posted by Andrea | 11/8/2017 | 26 comments

Over the years, I have learned one super simple, super frugal, quick fix for faulty technology that has worked over and over and over again for me…

It might not work for every tech issue you encounter — but considering it’s completely free, super easy to do, and only takes a few seconds, it’s probably worth a shot the next time you experience an issue with your technology!

How I Declutter My Inbox With Gmail Filters

posted by Andrea | 03/23/2017 | 25 comments

Due to my blog and all the different virtual assistant jobs I’ve had over the years, I currently have a very long list of email addresses that all go to one Gmail Inbox… even still, my Inbox almost always has less than 5 emails when I “close up shop” for the night.

I keep my Inbox organized and decluttered by setting up filters to automatically file my incoming emails to the appropriate folders. If you’ve never tried filters before, I’ll show you how to quickly set them up and start de-cluttering your own Inbox today!

5 Ways I Find Free (and Frugal) eBooks

posted by Andrea | 01/25/2017 | 14 comments

I realize there are literally hundreds and hundreds of online resources for free and frugal eBooks, but since I like to keep things super simple, I’m sharing MY top 5 today.

And of course, I’d love to know what your favorites are too!

How We Manage and Organize Our Electronics

posted by Andrea | 12/19/2016 | 27 comments

I am often asked to share about how many electronics we have in our house, how we organize them, and how we handle our kids using electronics… but I’ve never felt like I had a lot to say about these topics since our kids are still relatively young and really have no idea how to use any of our electronics.

So today, I’m sharing a bit about how we manage our electronics, in hopes that those of you with older children (or no children) share what works for you too!

My Quickest ‘Quick-Tip’ to DeClutter Your Inbox

posted by Andrea | 04/26/2016 | 13 comments

Although I rarely do massive amounts of deep cleaning at any point in the year, I find that almost every April, I get fed up with ALL paper clutter — physical paperwork, digital paperwork, and even emails!

This year, I’ve been especially ruthless with email clutter — and today, I’m sharing one quick-tip that has greatly reduced the time I spend checking emails!

3 Ways to Create More Storage on your Mobile Devices

posted by Andrea | 10/14/2015 | 20 comments

After weeks and weeks of being told I didn’t have enough storage on my iPhone, I finally started researching what I could do to solve this problem once and for all.

I’m happy to say that the answers I found were extremely simple and quick to implement — so I thought I’d share them here on the blog.

Managing Virtual Clutter

posted by Andrea | 02/21/2014 | 24 comments

When I talk about “clutter,” 9 times out of 10 people will automatically think of Physical Clutter — but Virtual Clutter is often just as overwhelming as Physical Clutter (sometimes more overwhelming)!

Today, I’m sharing a super LONG post filled with tips and tricks to organize various forms of virtual clutter.

Giveaway: Martha Stewart iPad Case

posted by Andrea | 03/27/2013 | 314 comments

I was recently given a Martha Stewart iPad case… and I immediately noticed how user-friendly it was, AND that it easily attached to the back of a car headrest (why didn’t someone think of that sooner!)

Since we love this iPad case, I figured you would too — so I’m giving one away! Come enter to win…

How I Took Control of My Email Inbox

posted by Andrea | 02/28/2013 | 16 comments

I get SO many questions asking about email management; so in today’s post, I tried to break it down into baby-steps to give you a clear picture of what I do each time I check my email — and how these specific steps help me take control of my Inbox.

If you’re struggling with email overload, this post is for you!

Over 40 of My Favorite {FREE} Apps

posted by Andrea | 01/31/2013 | 25 comments

I am often asked what my favorite Apps are — either to help me be more productive, to help me better manage my home and life, or even just for fun.

So while I use lots of different Apps on a regular basis, I’m sharing my favorites today — all of which were free!

Home and Office Clutter-Busting Tips

posted by Andrea | 01/23/2013 | 7 comments

January is all about cleaning, decluttering, simplifying, and starting “fresh” for the New Year ahead.
Because of this, I’m sharing 3 guest posts I wrote this past month — all about these “fun” topics 🙂

Weekend Giveaway: eyn iPhone Storage Case

posted by Andrea | 01/18/2013 | 278 comments

Dave and I love our iPhones and how the many different apps help us to simplify and streamline our lives.

Today, I’m excited to share a new iPhone Storage case from eyn (Everything You Need) that has helped us streamline things even more. These cases allow you to carry “Everything You Need” inside your phone case… so simple!

Weekend Giveaway: Invite.L Tech Organizing Accessories

posted by Andrea | 11/2/2012 | 487 comments

I’ve been looking forward to this weekend’s giveaway for months now. I absolutely LOVE these products from Invite.L, and I know you will too!

Today, two readers will have a chance to win some fabulous “tech” organizing tools!

Weekend Giveaway: Geekorize iPad Tab Easel Case

posted by Andrea | 10/19/2012 | 184 comments

My interest in “tech gadgets” all started about a year ago when Dave and I both got iPhones… and it’s just snowballed from there! So you can just about imagine how excited I was when I found Geekorize.com.

They have a whole line-up of amazing products that will help you to simplify and organize your tech gear — including a fabulous iPad Tab Easel that I just so happen to be giving away this weekend!

Organizing My E-Paper with Manilla.com

posted by Andrea | 09/11/2012 | 11 comments

I’ve mentioned (more than once) that we pay ALL our bills online and don’t get any paper statements. And every time I mention this, I always get questions as to how I keep track of all our different usernames, passwords, and other login information.

Well today, I’m sharing how I do all of that with the free services provided by Manilla.com!

Weekend Giveaway: Energizer Universal USB Chargers

posted by Andrea | 06/1/2012 | 213 comments

I hate clutter {especially cord clutter} and I’m always on the look out for space-saving, cord-organizing products that serve more than one purpose.

I recently came across Energizer’s new Universal USB chargers and knew I had to offer them as a giveaway because they are everything I just mentioned above… and more!