Okay, I admit to having an “organization problem.” Not for lack of purchasing various organizers, however. Just last week (and, no, this was NOT a New Year’s Resolution!) I went off to Staples and bought a lovely storage/filing container (HOMZ, made in USA) and some pocket folders (made in Mexico). The idea was that I would file newspaper clippings, story ideas, USA-made product information, and correspondence and reintroduce myself to my desktop. As evidence that buying organizers can motivate, energize, and organize me, I attach the following Before and After photos. Can you tell the difference?!
[January 21, 2006: UPDATE! I received an email today about an organizational "life-in-a-binder" system called JOYS: Just Organize Your Stuff. The website says "JOYS is committed to providing high quality, fairly priced, made in the USA products." It looks like a very well thought out set of checklists and reminders, packaged in a beautiful binder. Check it out! Maybe there's hope yet . . .]
Music to get you going on Friday after a tough week—and it WAS a tough one. (Though I am thankful not to live in Russia, where temperatures are 20 below, and not to be a coal miner.)
"Everything, everything will be just fine
Everything, everything will be alright"
--from The Middle, by Jimmy Eat World, the “Bleed American” album released July 2001.
New additions to StillMadeinUSA.com this week:
Stephanie's Valentine Gift Picks!
Auburn Leathercrafters (
Drew’s Boots (
Eldreth Pottery (Lancaster Co., PA)
Hartstone Pottery (
Our American Heritage (
Soft Star Shoes (
Keep those emails coming—it’s great to hear about companies that I can list! Next week: Product Reports and a summary of American-Made Blue Jeans. Have a good weekend!
You are well intentioned but out of date on at least one manufactures - Whirlpool in Arkansas. They have been gone for at least 2 years.
If you want to add a good company, add Hartstone Pottery in Zanesville, OH.
My apologies on Hartstone, your Jan 2006 note popped up. Good for you.
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