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Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Get Organized in 2012

How to Get Organized in 2012

The beginning of a new year is a great time to make a fresh start. Getting organized is the second most popular resolution for 2012, just below losing weight. What can you do to make 2012 more organized,... Read »

Saturday, Dec 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Holiday Survival Guide for the Work at Home Professional

Holiday Survival Guide for the Work at Home Professional

The holiday season can be a stressful and chaotic time filled with distractions if you’re working from home. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the holidays while keeping up with business. Read »

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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By Edited by: David Wolinsky, Monica Friel

Stumbling Blocks to Getting Organized

Stumbling Blocks to Getting Organized

Are you in chaos trying to get organized? Did you know that 80 percent of people consider themselves organized, yet 83 percent put getting more organized among their goals. So why is it that we are always trying... Read »

Monday, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Six Cures for the Paper-Clutter Blues: Guest

Six Cures for the Paper-Clutter Blues: Guest

Inc. Well's organization queen, Monica Friel, hands down some edicts on making your office a little less flammable and a little more livable. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Detox your Inbox: 10 Tips for Getting Control of E-Mail

Detox your Inbox: 10 Tips for Getting Control of E-Mail

Monica Friel helps make your inbox much more manageable. Read »

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Make Good Habits Stick: Guest

How to Make Good Habits Stick: Guest

Organization expert Monica Friel imparts some tips on forming positive habits for keeping your home office in shape. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Stock Up on Supplies for Your Home Office Now: Guest

Stock Up on Supplies for Your Home Office Now: Guest

Monica Friel offers some helpful tips on ways to save money for your office during back-to-school season. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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By Edited by David Wolinsky, Monica Friel

Send Your Home Office to the Basement: Guest

Send Your Home Office to the Basement: Guest

Chaos To Order's Monica Friel reminds us it's friggin' hot out and suggests relocating the home office to beat the heat. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Cash in on Your Home Office with a Summer Yard Sale: Guest

Cash in on Your Home Office with a Summer Yard Sale: Guest

Monica Friel imparts some helpful tips on how to best turn old office junk into cold hard cash. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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By Monica Friel, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Work From Home With Kids on Break

How to Work From Home With Kids on Break

Monica Friel breaks down how to get your work done and still be a good parent who's available. Read »

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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