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Resisting Over-thinking and Overwhelm

December 2017 “The first requirement in taking a step in the right direction is to take a step in some direction.” ~Robert Brault Taking a Step in ‘Some’ Direction What exactly does this mean? To me, it means taking one small action toward your goal. Not won’t overthinking, not allowing overwhelm to set in… starting […]

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Do I need to organize?

“I can find everything I need, it might just take me a while.” “I know where all of the important stuff is in my home.” Are these statements you’ve made? Do you spend time every day looking for things? It’s time to get organized! Having clutter can be like carrying weights around with you all […]

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Clutter-Less Gift Ideas

November 2017 “It is not good enough for things to be planned – they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.” -Walt Kelly Gifts that Don’t Create Clutter In a perfect world, holidays would be thoroughly enjoyed and have very little evidence remaining […]

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Electronic books

As we move faster into the future, paper books are falling out of favor. Some old classics and reference books do look good on the shelves. However, if you are decluttering, going to ebooks is a perfect solution. Reference books Lots of reference books are available for free or as an app for your phone, […]

Ultimate Kitchen Cabinet Decluttering Checklist

Tackling the kitchen is one of the most difficult decluttering tasks around the house. Every now and then, it needs a thorough organizing. The cabinets are challenging because there are several of them and they contain everything from pots and pans to food and spices. The best way to begin is to remove all of […]

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A shredder is your new best friend

One of the most fulfilling tasks when organizing is shredding. You can see immediate results and get that instant gratification we all love. Some of the most troublesome clutter I see around homes is paper piles. Stacks of unopened mail, old correspondence, receipts and other paper can become overwhelming. Accumulated paper piles block parts of […]

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Pick a task, any task

Fall is almost here and there will be a lot of things changing as the days grow shorter. Heavier coats will be in the closets, boots will be worn and sandals will be put away for another time. There is always at least one thing, possibly more, that really bugs you in your home. Do […]

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Four degrees of clutter

Can you identify your clutter? It’s really not a question that is easily answered. There are many degrees of clutter. Some of the lower levels can be dealt with easily and do not effect your quality of life. Is everything neat as a pin? Are there a few items laying around that should really be […]

15 minute organizing challenge to straighten up your home

The 15 minute organizing challenge

Instead of trying to organize your entire home in one afternoon, break bigger tasks into smaller ones and start organizing little by little. The clutter didn’t happen in a day and reducing it doesn’t either. Take the challenge and try to do 15 minutes of organizing every day for a week. Here are some thing […]

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Picking Favorites

JULY 2017 “It’s not about making the right choice. It’s about making a choice and making it right.” – J.R. Rim Let’s review some strategies to encourage decision making, which will ultimately reduce clutter in your home: SHOES When you see piles of shoes across a room, in baskets, boxes, falling off racks… how do you decide […]