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Organize a pantry or food storage area

Having enough space in the kitchen is always a problem. It doesn’t matter how large or small your kitchen is, there never seems to be enough room. We can figure out some ways to make the most of what you have. The first thing you need to do is get motivated for this challenge. Take […]

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Organizing a playroom

Keeping a playroom straightened is usually harder than organizing almost any room in the home. Most playrooms are filled with a huge array of toys with little pieces and multiple parts. And, to make things even more challenging, most kids are not anxious to “tidy up” when they’re finished playing. But teaching kids when they […]

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Tips & Tricks: December 2015

Quote of the Month “Each morning see some task begin Each evening see it close. Something attempted, something done Has earned a night’s repose.” Longfellow  I like the idea of setting minimum standards rather than being overly optimistic. This is especially true of “TO DO” lists. How about thinking of ONE thing to do each […]

Your garage: how to organize it and what belongs there

Making the decision to organize your garage is a great first step, but it can be a daunting task. Lots of houses in the Baltimore area have garages. Depending upon the size of your garage and the amount of clutter, this job could easily take a couple days. If your garage is packed tightly with […]

Do I need to build a shed?

Building a shed can be handy for storing lawn and sports equipment, especially if you need easy access to the items. Several types of storage sheds are available, and they all have their good and bad points. Consider why you think you need the shed. Are you moving clutter out of your house to make […]

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Clutter Enemy #4 – CLOTHING!

Quote of the Month “Things do not change, we change.” Henry David Thoreau In my line of work, I have the incredible gift of seeing people change before my very eyes. Their circumstances may not change, but the act of being willing to let go of the non-essentials have startling results. Letting go creates a […]

It’s moving day – how do I begin to unpack?

Today is moving day and you are feeling completely overwhelmed. You have no idea where or how to start. Here are some tips to help. Boxes that contain essentials, things you need right away, should be unpacked as soon as possible. Hopefully, you have packed your daily medications, some tools for furniture assembly, a knife […]

Purging your book collection

Every adult has accumulated an assortment of books through the years. Every topic including kids, reference, hobbies, novels, collector’s items and more can be found in bookshelves all over Baltimore. It’s tough to get rid of things that have an emotional attachment, but books that are never read are taking up precious space. People often […]

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Tips & Tricks: October 2015

Quote of the Month “We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.”  Jim RohnHow many of us get side tracked on a less-than-important-task? It happens – to ALL of us. The trick is to limit the frequency that this happens, especially […]

Dealing with those basement treasures

Anyone who has a basement has boxes of mementos that are taking up space. When your little boy Johnny is 36 with a family of his own, do you still need to keep his third grade art project? Of course, the answer is no. While we are all proud of our kids, is there really […]