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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, January 2, 2006

Paring down possessions

Advertiser Staff

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Want to start the new year with a clutter-free home? Consider these tips from Patty Grenda, creator of the Family Planner, a daily scheduler for busy families:

  • Set goals for yourself and establish an overall game plan.

  • Make the toughest room your priority.

  • Eliminate distractions; turn off phones and TVs.

  • Sort through and categorize your clutter into specific groups, such as, storage, garbage and rummage sale.

  • Reward yourself after reaching each goal.

    — Zenaida Serrano


    The O'ahu Invasive Species Committee needs help 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 14 to conduct a survey of the invasive plant Miconia calvescens.

    Bring pants, long-sleeve shirt, water, lunch, rain gear; footwear provided. Meet at Church of the Crossroads.

    Reservations required: write to joshuafi@hawaii.edu or call 292-6769.

    —Advertiser staff


    "What inspires us ... is seeing the difference sometimes that one individual can make. We follow Bono's work very closely; we're involved with him in a number of projects. Seeing the difference that he has been able to make is just unbelievable."

    Melinda Gates | in Time magazine. The publication named Bill and Melinda Gates, and U2 front man Bono, its 2005 Persons of the Year for the trio's work to reduce global poverty and improve world health.