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Tech Talk Thursday: Organize and Store Your Passwords

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

Make the Most of your Post-Holiday Season Lull

The post-holiday slow down is here. Can you feel it? Does it seem hard to get things done this week? Lacking of motivation? Maybe you’re ready to check some things off your list, but you can’t reach anyone or get calls or emails back.  Difficult to focus on “normal business” this week when it seems as… Read more

Clean Out Your Contacts: Tuesday Ten Minute Toss Challenge

About a month and a half ago, we started a weekly post on the Simply Placed Facebook page titled the Tuesday Ten Minute Toss Challenge. Its been receiving a great response and lots of participation. We decided to move it to the blog so we’d have a little more space to elaborate on the post… Read more

Recycle Your e-Clutter in Sammamish 8/27/11

Friendly Earth, a non-profit recycling company, is holding an electronics recyling event  August 27, 2011 from 10-3 at the Sammamish Presbyterian Church in Sammamish, WA. Bring your used, broken and unwanted appliances, as well as electronics and scrap metal. Friendly Earth, specializes in the recycling of electronic waste, more commonly referred to as e-waste. Friendly Earth accepts… Read more

How to Create Email White Space

Some of you have heard me talk about one of our most popular classes or individual consultations, the Email Intervention. We know (and perhaps you agree) that a lot of people out there are addicted to email. Others may not feel addicted, but are stressed out by the sheer volume they receive and overwhelmed by the… Read more

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