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Lilly Pulitzer Housewares and Office Supplies

Lilly Pulitzer is best known for her colorful beachy shift dresses. But did you know Lilly also has a line of stationary and housewares in her vivid Palm Beach-inspired prints and patterns? Below are some of her stylish products, perfect to brighten up your home.

1. Patchtastic Lilly Pad, 2. Juice Bar Message Board, 3. Havana Coaster Set, 4. Animal Crackers File Folders, 5. Via Mizner Pen, 6. Taboo Guest TowelAll available at

Lilly Pulitzer’s new Fall clothing line is really beautiful too. Here are some of my favorites.

* images from Lilly Pulitzer

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Read full story By on October 6, 2009 in file folders, home accessories, home organization, office supplies

The Art of Labeling

Even in this digital world of computers and the Internet, a household’s paperwork can get out of control. When this happens, bills, receipts and statements can get easily misplaced, misfiled or worse-lost. Recently I’ve been helping a client streamline her household paperwork. She actually has a really good filing system, but gets frustrated in the stacks of “to dos” and ends up procrastinating.

To help her stay on target, I created an Action Plan that breaks up her paperwork project into small more manageable tasks. So far so good! My client is more motivated than ever to tackle those piles of paper and has already completed several of the tasks. Yippee!

To make filing fun and creative, I often suggest a stylish label. Having files labeled is a must and saves loads of time when trying to retrieve paperwork at a later date. Paper Source has a great selection of beautiful labels that can be used for lableing just about anything – gifts, books/notebooks, shelves and storage boxes.

At See Jane Work, I found handy reusable Clip-On Label Holders. These spring lock clips easily attach to binders, notebooks and file boxes. I will be purchasing some of these beauties! In addition, the online store has self-adhesive label sets that include 52 assorted labels in four different designs – all packaged in a re-sealable vinyl zip pouch. Love the cute dot pattern – above right.

Label makers rock! I’ve had a Brother P-Touch label maker for years and love it. One of my good friend’s used to tease me about it, until she got one for herself. It’s incredibly easy-to-use and great for labeling just about anything. I have used it to label items such as cameras, mobile phones and kid’s water bottles.

There are many label makers out there and they can get a bit pricey. I like this PT-1280 home & office label maker by Brother because it is a very affordable at $39 and feature-packed. It can print laminated labels up to ½” wide and up to two lines. In addition, this hand-held device has six auto formats, five framing options and nine type styles. It also has three type sizes which automatically adjust the text size according to the tape width. A fabulous features is the “Favorite Keys,” which allow you to save and print your favorite labels in seconds. The PT-1280 also uses the new “super narrow” (3.5mm) black on white non-laminated tape for labeling CD spines. It can be purchased at most office supply stores or online at Image Supply.

Tacking household paperwork may not be fun, but it can be done in style!
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Read full story By on August 16, 2009 in file folders, home organization, organization tips, overcome procrastination

Snail Mail Organization With Style

Clutter is visually exhausting. The biggest clutter issue for many of my clients is paper. Piles and piles of paper create a negative atmosphere in any space and can become overwhelming.

Be Eco-Friendly and Reduce Your Mail
Want to reduce the amount of mail you receive? Save paper, time and postage by paying bills online. It also will help you keep track of the bills. It’s easy, it’s efficient, and it’s earth-friendly.
I hate junk mail. There are several great resources available to help you reduce unwanted junk mail. Save a tree and check out, Catalog Choice, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, or TreeHugger.
Tackling the Mail – Simple Tips & Getting Stylishly Organized
Set-up a “one-stop-sorting” workstation for all incoming mail. Make sure you have a surface you can work on. The kitchen counter works for me! The station should include a small file holder or box, a letter-opener, pair of scissors and— a must— recycling bin, shredder or waste basket close at hand.
Here are some stylish file holders or boxes that caught my eye and would dress up any workspace…
This vintage wire tray is simply charming. Found at See Jane Run.
Love this aqua, brown and red mail sorter. So practical, yet fashionable.
This folder box by Semikolon has a classic European design and bold color palette making it a perfect choice for brightening up your workstation.
This sweet chartreuse file folder holder found at Paper Source is beautifully constructed in an elegant blossom linen bookcloth and includes six coordinating file folders. Love the butterfly folder!
Use your designated sorting station daily to tackle incoming mail. First and right away, recycle or toss all junk mail, catalogs, or unwanted promotions. Shred any mail that might contain personal information (SS#, phone #s, medical record #s, etc.). Second, file all mail you need to save. Here are some suggested categories:
• To Pay – bills to be paid
• To Act – rsvp to an event, make a call, etc.
• To File – papers to be filed in your main home filing system (i.e. bank or insurance statements, etc.)• To Read – magazine or catalog
And of course, you need to store all that paper in some pretty little file folders. Here are some of my favorites:
Thomas Paul delivers again… Love these fun file folders in yummy colors and vintage prints.
These Simple Pink folders by Papaya feature soft hues and a sweet bird on a cherry blossom branch and can be purchased at Paper Source.
These chic file folders feature a Rajasthani Paisley pattern found in Indian art. I also love the playful color combinations of chartreuse, curry, papaya and red.

Now go tackle that pile of mail with a sense of style.
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Read full story By on June 4, 2009 in file folders, healthy home, home organization, Mail, organization tips, Organizational tips, reduce unwanted junk mail, sorting snail mail