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    In honor of Small Business Week we would like to publicly thank all of our amazing customers who have given us, at Off Your Plate the privilege of working with you.  We started this company 5 years ago because we love helping busy people regain control of their living rooms, closets, offices, moving details, time, sanity, and most impor […]

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    There really is no end to what we will help you organize! This time, it’s your brackets!
    You may have noticed it’s March Madness and at least 1 out of every few is College Basketball Crazy.  To help you keep up to date we’re now entering the sweet 16.  Whether you, your coworkers, friends, neighbors, UPS man are entren […]

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    Another year and time to set some resolutions (again)!  Here’s the difference, this year you will be resolute and keep them!  And, of course we are here to help!
    This time, this year set SMART goals. Channel sales training and gravitate to the acronym that works for you.  For us it’s  SMART.  SMART goals are ones that are […]

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    Getting a cold or flu will certainly bring you down but it doesn’t need to knock you out. It’s still possible to get things done – albeit with a few modifications.
    Do you recall the time in your life when you could actually drop everything and stay in bed to mend when you were sick?  And when you did the world would go on wi […]

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    It’s 5:05 on Friday afternoon and while a nice full glass of wine is beckoning, you can’t help but be distracted by the thought that in just a few short days the craziness will begin..again.  Where did summer go?!
    We hope and trust you enjoyed long lazy days, late dinners, obscenely obstructed schedules, gorgeous getaways and […]

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    There’s almost nothing I love more than shiny things!  Yes, that includes stainless steel.  Not as exciting as jewelry, but it excites me nonetheless.  In an effort to make it an easier constant I searched for some help.  The folks at Good Housekeeping, living up to their name had the best advice, in my experience… as long […]

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    In honor of Small Business Week we would like to publicly thank all of our amazing customers who have given us, at Off Your Plate the privilege of working with you.  We started this company 4 years ago because we love helping busy people regain control of their living rooms, closets, offices, moving details, time, sanity, and their live […]

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     – Graduation Party – Cliffs Notes Version
    Last minute cramming. Feels like finals.
    In case you’ve planned a party for this weekend but need just a few extra ideas here are some of our favorites:
    1.  Treats:
    Recipe:
    Chocolate fudge-covered square graham crackers or Ghiradelli chocolate squares
    Reese’s mini chocolate […]

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    Tell me again why Monday is so close to Friday and Friday so far from Today?
     
    6 Tips to Make This Monday (a little more) Easy:

    Adjust to the workweek routine at your own pace.  As you transition from a casual weekend state of mind to becoming very professional ease into it so it isn’t as stressful.  Set short, easily attai […]

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    Not Quite Ready for the Party
    You have the menu, drinks & decorations. You’ve shopped, assembled, sliced, chopped and mixed.  You’re ready but… your house is…. not!  Don’t panic, we have 8 shortcuts to get your home party-ready quick.
    1. Recalibrate and let go of your inner perfectionist.  Your home doesn’t need to be c […]

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    Attacking a closet can be overwhelming, so proceed with caution. It’s hard to find the time to clean and more importantly keep your closet clean and organized. But once you do, you will be thrilled with how much easier it is to treat your closet like your own designated shopping area.

    A few tips:
    Recycle: Too many clothes? Living in an […]

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    The New Year is all about re-invention. New haircut? Do it! New raw food cleanse? Go for it! I am an advocate for anything that produces positivity within yourself and gives you a reason to look forward to the future. Sure there are the typical New Year’s Resolutions; diet, exercise, quit smoking, cook more, etc. Most of which don’t l […]

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    This Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe IS the Real Deal

    I have always had a dream of someday being the mom that makes the best chocolate chips cookies on the block. Silly, yes, I know, but true!
    So, over the past decade I have been working to make this domestic dream a reality; having tried multiple recipes, and tweaking the ever so famous ev […]

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    I recently had a birthday, and one of my most favorite gifts was this fun little 15 minute-glass. It’s cute, different, and a fresh twist on the classic board game timer. It sits on a shelf right right about the top of my laptop screen, giving me silent warnings and deadlines (ie. write a new blog post already, would you…onl […]

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    I have walked past The Shade Store a handful of times, while strolling down Fillmore Street.  I always liked the facade and was charmed by the helpful, but not overbearing sales folks that worked there.  I had a client who needed solar-shades for a few rooms in her home last Spring, and I decided to take a chance on them.  I went in, s […]

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    Some people hate V-Day…but how can you hate L-O-V-E?  Sure it’s probably a bit blown out of proportion, thanks to Hallmark, but in the end what’s so bad about celebrating something so positive?  I happen to like Valentine’s Day.  Maybe it’s because I was raised by a mom who loved it too – she enjoyed her classroom full of k […]

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    Well, noting the date of our last blog post, it is clear that we at OYP have not been taking our own advice. Our sincerest apologies…life even gets busy for us sometimes! Nonetheless, we are back in action for our busiest season of the year…the holidays! Yes, besides their intrinsic joy, the holidays tend to make us all crazed […]

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    One of my best friends recently had a baby. Thus, we are both a bit busy. In an effort to still see each other on a regular basis, we have developed a routine. I go over to her house early in the morning before work (after all, she’s up!), we get coffee, and then take a walk or jog with the baby in the stroller. This way, I get to see m […]

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    No matter where your summer vacation—or stay-cation—takes you, it’s important to plan ahead so you can use your vacation time to the max and enjoy all that summer has to offer. Here are some tips to help you save time this summer, whether you’re at a week-long stay at the beach, headed for a day trip in the park, or relaxing at ho […]