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Tech Talk Thursday: Cord Management, Part 1 – Label Your Cables

Tech Talk Thursday: Cord Management, Part 1 – Label Your Cables

This week’s TTT comes with a bonus Toss Challenge. Why not go and grab that big bin with the jumbled, tangled mass of electronic wires and cables (you know the one we’re talking about!), and spend 30 minutes determining which cord goes with which device. If there are any excess cables that belong to devices… Read more

Tech Talk Thursday: Party Planning Made Easy

  We may be back from Spring Break, but we’ve still got fair weather and festive times on the mind! If you’re working on planning your next Spring fling, then check out one of my favorite online tools for event organization: Punchbowl ( The basic service is free, and it guides you through the party… Read more

Tech Talk Thursday: Pack Like a Champion with Packing Pro

  Recently while preparing for my Spring Break Hawaiian getaway, I was in the middle of juggling a big project for work and scads of personal obligations. I found my time growing shorter and more precious as the days ticked off the calendar while at the same time my to-do list was growing longer and… Read more

Tech Talk Thursday: Organize your Contacts with WorldCard Mobile

What do you do when you need to find a business contact…do you search for them in your smart phone or locate them in your digital contacts database? Or, perhaps you flip through your neatly organized business card binder. Surely you don’t shuffle through a giant pile of cards on your desk or rummage through your… Read more

Tech Talk Thursday: Organize and Store Your Passwords

I am often asked by clients how to organize and store passwords. It’s a hot topic, considering the variety of accounts we have to create to conduct any business online. As a best practice, it’s good to vary your passwords a little rather than use the same one for everything. Otherwise, in the event an… Read more

Tech Talk Thursday: Stop Wasting Time with StayFocusd

It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. You sit down to the computer, prepared to concentrate on the task at hand but before you know what happened, you’ve wasted the whole day surfing your favorite web sites and updating your Facebook status. If dragging yourself away from your favorite celebrity fashion… Read more

Tech Talk Thursday: Slim Down Your Email by Cutting Out SPAM and Bacn

Last week we brought you some high-tech options for reducing the amount of low-tech snail-mail junk that threatens to clutter your home. Similarly, our digital domain – email – can also be a source of unwanted mail, newsletters, and other inbox-clogging distractions. At Simply Placed, we love staging email interventions. And when we do, the first… Read more

Toss Virtual Subscriptions: Tuesday Ten Minute Toss Challenge

Time for the Tuesday Ten Minute Toss Challenge!  RIGHT NOW spend 10 minutes tossing your virtual subscriptions and make some room in that inbox!  Are you receiving eMagazines or eCatalogues that you no longer value? Emails from an organization that you are no longer interested in? Virtual periodicals that are no longer relevant to you? Weekly virtual advertisements from… Read more

Conquer Cord Clutter!

Got cord clutter? Keep all those wires neatly organized and accessible with a colorful cord management system!  The value pack from Dotz  has a variety of useful, color-coded accessories that keep track of which cord does what! The value pack  includes everything you need to conquer cord clutter once and for all.  The brightly colored identifiers help you tell… Read more

Tech Talk Thursday: Recycle Your eWaste

It’s time for another Tech Talk Thursday! Last week we brought you a resource for turning your old electronics into cash in our post Tech Talk Thursday: Trade Your Unwanted Electronics for Cash. We hope you made mountains of moolah and managed to clear the decks of unwanted gizmos. But perhaps you discovered that some… Read more

Let Go of Your Old Electronics & Donate to InterConnection

Do you have old computers or computer parts hiding in closets around your home or in a storage room or under the desk at work?  Feeling like it’s time to let go of a few of those things?  InterConnection is a nonprofit agency that recycles old computers for free, and will come and pick up… Read more

Toss Items off Your Desktop: Tuesday Ten Minute Toss Challenge

Time for the Tuesday Ten Minute Toss Challenge!  RIGHT NOW spend 10 minutes tossing items off your computer desktop.  Ten minutes is plenty of time to remove old shortcut icons you no longer use, organize documents into easy-to-locate folders and sort or arrange your icons into a system that makes sense.  Take back the desktop and make… Read more

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