Now that everybody and their dog (literally, in the case of Petsmart) is issuing club-card tracking devices for frequent shoppers, wallets are in for a serious case of overload.
Choices at the checkstand aren't that great. Either you fumble through a stack of club cards to find the right one, or use keytabs and hand over your keyring for manhandling by germy-handed strangers.
Enter the bar-code card hack from Instructables. Scanning all club-card bar codes into Photoshop, you create and laminate a single source for club-card bar codes. Kill the keytabs and cut wallet clutter:
Online to-do lists come and go, and too often, they're pale versions of standard corporate task management programs. Not Zirr.us--a free Web-based service now in beta!
This intuitive online task tracker shows pending to-dos in checklist or tag cloud view. Left-brainers will love the color-coding and visual impact; right-brainers will like the simplicity and ease of list management:
They're handy kitchen helpers, but can do so much more to organize life at home: zipper food storage bags!
Check in with blogger The Optimized Life for a list of 25 unusual uses for food storage bags. We liked this one:
"Turn a Ziploc bag into a pastry bag by snipping off a tiny corner. This allows you to frost a cake without any special tools.
Along the same lines, we'd add using a food storage bag to fill devilled eggs. Spoon the filling into the bag, snip a slightly larger corner, and heap the filling high! When finished, toss the bag for easy clean-up.
Does clutter-cutting ebb and flow according to your frustration level? Pull the sting: add regular declutter sessions to your calendar. Approaching problem areas in a calm frame of mind boosts decision-making energies.