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A plan for organizing

The struggle is real. Organizing your home can be an enormous job and because of this, it can be hard to even get started. Setting a plan can help. Once you figure out what you want to do, it becomes easier to execute. Having less clutter around the house makes cleaning and maintaining your living […]

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Spring decluttering around the house – Part II

Most of us have some things that can be thrown out or given away. While we sometimes feel an emotional attachment to certain belongings, there are others that we keep simply because they are familiar and a part of the house. The list might seem like common sense; however, it can be difficult to let […]

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Letting go of the past

 “Collect moments, not things” ~ Author Unknown The Role of JOY I have a client who has really taken the “Does this bring me JOY?” seriously. With certain items, she asks herself this question and she is able to honestly assess her reaction to the item and use that as her guide. If something makes […]

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Spring decluttering around the house

Here are some things found in most homes that can be unloaded. Once you get rid of the clutter, you’ll feel better, have a sense of accomplishment and open up some of your living space. Kitchen Expired food Expired condiments and spices – yes, they expire! Canned food expires too Old stuff in the freezer […]

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Four ways to a clutter free Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is on May 14 and you have plenty of time to find a clutter free way to help your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, daughter or any other mom in your life. Gifts don’t have to be “things,” they can be services or intangibles. 1. Gift Cards Gift cards are a wonderful way to give […]

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What to do with greeting cards

APRIL 2017 “I squirrel away sealed greeting cards that people give me so I can open them later when I’m having a bad day.” – Emily Procter, Actress “Don’t send funny greeting cards on birthdays or at Christmas. Save them for funerals, when their cheery effect is needed. “ – P.J. O’Rourke Why do you […]

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8 steps to reduce clutter

Everyday habits can drastically reduce clutter if you stick to it. By doing some simple tasks that take only a few minutes each day you will be able to get rid of the piles of laundry, stacks of dishes and towers of mail. Let go of the idea that everything needs to be perfect. A […]

organizing for spring holidays

Spring holiday organizing

Passover and Easter, our favorite spring holidays, are right around the corner. For many, that means houseguests and cooking. Of course, a lot of cleaning has to happen beforehand. Getting yourself organized for the deluge of people can be as stressful as the event itself. Organize busy spots High traffic areas, like the entryway, bathrooms and the […]

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Your Parents’ Stuff

Last month there was an article published about how “no one wants your parents’ stuff.”  I’m not sure I agree with that. Often, when a loved one goes into assisted living or passes away, the heirs must go through the home and figure out what to keep, sell or donate. Many times people DO want objects […]

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The email challenge

We all get too much email these days. Having an organized inbox is as important as an organized home for relieving stress. Here are some tips to get rid of the junk. I challenge you to take the next 30 days to get a handle on your inbox. The biggest thing that clogs email is […]