Monthly Archives : August 2008


Paper Shredding Scissors – Tool or Toy?

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

November 2014 Update – Dynomighty no longer sells the shred scissors but you can easily find them online with the help of a search engine. In a previous post, I showed you the Dynomighty Magnets. Well the same company sells this cool set of portable shredding scissors. “This new Luddite paper shredder is perfect for […]


Space Saving Kitchen Items

By Scott Roewer | August 25th, 2008 | Comments »

I simply love when brilliant people recreate common products to fit space limitations or with a new twist. Here are a few favorite pieces I have stumbled upon. Origami for the Kitchen. Orikaso has taken a completely flat piece of ultra lightweight polypropylene and engineered it to fold into a bowl, cup, or plate. Imagine […]


Old Denim? Put It To Use for Habitat!

By Scott Roewer | August 20th, 2008 | Comments »

Recently I worked with a client who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. We’ve been clearing out her basement in order to create a home office and exercise area. In the process we discovered a box full of jeans. No, the box wasn’t full of Earnest Sewn, 7 For All ManKind, or Diesel. We had the […]


Six Email Tips to Save Time

By Scott Roewer | August 15th, 2008 | Comments »

Like most of you, I receive an overwhelming volume of e-mail each day. I get e-mails from clients, my volunteer work, list-serves, family, etc. It’s simply exhausting. In order to preserve my sanity, it was critical for me to develop effective, time saving e-mail management techniques. Here are a few of my secrets: Self-Management Filters […]

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Survey Says, 62% Did It This Weekend!

By Scott Roewer | August 10th, 2008 | Comments »

Are you addicted to email? Because AOL Mail is curious. Each year, AOL Mail surveys their users on the email habits. Over 4,000 people age 13 and older were surveyed in June. Here are the results for Washington, DC. The results for the top 20 cities can be found here. “In Washington, D.C., 46% say […]


Going Green in DC With The USPS

By Scott Roewer | August 7th, 2008 | Comments »

The United States Postal Service has selected DC as one of ten cities to participate in a pilot program for recycling used small electronics. Ten cities doesn’t sound like very many, but it includes over 1500 branches. If the program is successful it could go nationwide. You can recycle your cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, […]


Save Time and Money with Online Banking

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

I love online banking. I save time and money each month by using this free service. I can log in to my bank at my convenience to: Make and schedule bill payments from any of my accounts Schedule a recurring bill once and not have to worry about sending future payments of the same fixed […]


Stop Junk Mail, I Dare You!

By Scott Roewer | August 5th, 2008 | Comments »

Junk mail is a huge waste of time. Don’t you agree? Unwanted mail is often what I see cluttering clients’ counter tops, entryway tables, home offices, and the never ending ‘in box.’ I dare you to follow these steps. I dare you to take a step forward by stopping unwanted mail. Do you accept this […]