Magazine article Working Mother

Weekend: CATCH UP

Magazine article Working Mother

Weekend: CATCH UP

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MAIL MATTERS

Battle the bundles of bills and backpack notices (and save a few trees) by following these rules: Sort mail by type and immediately toss catalogs and other junk mail into a recycle bin. immediate results will motivate you to continue. Use the F.A.T. system to either File, Act on or Toss bills or other mail. Enter meetings and other important dates into your agenda. And be sure to shred any papers with personal info.

Source: sara caputo, owner of Radiant organizing + productivity services in santa Barbara, cA

QUICK CLEANING

the last place you want to be on a warm summer day is stuck inside your house, cleaning. Allen Rathey, president of the healthy house institute, offers three tips for time-thrifty cleanups.

1 De-clutter first. Use three large, lightweight containers, and recruit the kids to help you collect items based on the categories of "throw away," "put away" and "give away."

Time: 15 minutes.

2 Resolve to dissolve. skip timeconsuming scrubbing by pre-spraying waterresistant kitchen and bathroom surfaces. …

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