checklist for spring cleaning

A checklist for spring organizing

Spring is finally here and I’ve created a checklist of things to do to get rid of the clutter around the house. Some things might have to wait – like putting away the winter boots and coats – until the weather gets a little warmer. The less clutter you have, the less time you spend […]

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Tackling the linen closet

Do you feel like you are in danger of an avalanche every time you open the closet door? Linen closet space is always at a premium, so don’t waste it with things you no longer need. Let’s get started Start by taking everything out of the closet. It’s a necessary evil of the process. Clean […]

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Indecision Matters

Quote of the Month “Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision.” -Author Unknown You’ve seen it here before but it’s worth repeating – one of the best definitions of clutter is ‘delayed decision making.’ Every time you choose indecision, you are giving permission for things to accumulate. And every time you […]

Good habits will bring you closer to being organized

13 habits of organized people

According to Appetite for Health “Popular self-help gurus claim that it will take 21 days to form a new healthy habit – or break a bad one.” People who are organized in their lives and homes develop healthy habits to get and stay ahead of their clutter. Here are some things they do. They make […]

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Clutter in the closet!

Quote of the Month “The less I needed, the better I felt.” -Charles Bukowski It is very common for people to feel relieved after they’ve gotten rid of a lot of stuff. It’s easier for some than others, but it is uncanny how much happier people look and feel after letting go of excess items. […]

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Setting up a family organizer

Wouldn’t it be great if everything you needed was in one location? Having.a family organizer where you can see each person’s schedule and other important facts at a glance will lower your stress. You’ll be able to find what you need instantly. Why set up an organizer? Your babysitter or in-laws may find this binder […]

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Get Organized in January AND February!

Quote of the Month “What I know for sure is that when you declutter – whether it’s in your home, your head or your heart – it is astounding what will flow into that space that will enrich you, your life and your family.” -Peter Walsh, from his book “Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight” One […]

reasons why we have clutter

11 reasons you have clutter

Try as we might, we all have some clutter in our lives. Understanding the reasons why we accumulate so many things can help us turn it around and begin to reduce clutter. You’re not sure what clutter actually is. Clutter, as defined by Merriam-Webster is, “Scattered or disordered things that impede movement or reduce effectiveness. […]

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Keep your home organized

When I think about organizing my home, I like to take a step back and look at it from an outsider’s point of view. Think about a real estate agent coming over to tell you how you need to reduce the clutter in order to show your home. You be the real estate agent and […]

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Is Clutter Contagious?

Quote of the Month “Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.” -Wendell Berry (“Prayers and Sayings of The Mad Farmer” It is not unusual for first time callers to mention that they’d like to light a match in their homes as a quick solution to dealing […]