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Free Shredding for Montgomery County Maryland Residents

By Scott Roewer | June 26th, 2008 | Comments »

ID theft is a rapidly growing challenge faced by everyone. One way to protect yourself is to take advantage of this free “community shred” for Montgomery County residents. NBC 4, Shred-it, and PNC Bank are co-sponsoring the event this weekend. Each resident can bring up to 5 boxes of paper. No business papers are accepted. Date: […]

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Goodwill in Maryland Finds Painting Worth $40,600! Was it an Organizer’s Mistake?

By Scott Roewer | June 26th, 2008 | Comments »

As an organizer, I often take clients’ donations to Goodwill. I rely on the client to know the value of what they own. Occasionally I’ll ask a client if we should sell an item or have something appraised before we simply put it in the donation box. Usually, they say, “Oh, that? It’s fake.” The story […]

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What You’ve All Been Waiting For

By Scott Roewer | June 11th, 2008 | Comments »

Today at the World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco Apple announced that the new iPhone’s 2.0 Software will have Microsoft® Exchange. So, for all you business types, you can now have push email, push contacts, push calendar, auto-discovery of your exchange server, global address look-up, and remote wipe if your iPhone is lost or stolen. They’ve also added […]

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DC Increases E-Cycling Efforts & Document Shredding Service

By Scott Roewer | June 11th, 2008 | Comments »

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance estimates that 75% of obsolete electronics are currently being stored, which will one day result in a massive disposal issue for the country and the world. Perhaps that’s why Mayor Adrian M. Fenty kicked off this new program. Mayor Fenty announced the District began itsfirst permanent free, weekly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) […]

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Stylish Bike Storage – Direct from the U.K.

By Scott Roewer | June 11th, 2008 | Comments »

A client was looking for a method to store his bike off the floor in his condo, but not on a ‘typical’ rack. So while cruising the Unica Home web site, I found the the Cycloc Cycle Storage, described as “an amazing, brilliantly simple design and winner of numerous awards including the Time Magazine Consumer 2006 Product Design […]

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Hire A Professional Organizer – 10 Questions to Ask First

By Scott Roewer | June 6th, 2008 | Comments »

Many people ask me what kind of questions they should be asking a professional organizer. Here are my top 10. Ask for references and be sure to check them. Find out their professional involvement. I believe you should hire someone committed to their profession and continued education. Determine what your investment will be up front […]

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