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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 […]

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 […]

organizing for the holiday season

Holiday decluttering‹‹

The next few weeks are busy ones for a lot of people. Family might be coming to visit or you may go to see them. How can you survive the rest of the month without adding a lot of clutter? Travel Are you traveling this holiday season? Overpacking can be an issue. You never truly […]

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Organizing your goals

As the year is coming to an end, thoughts turn to 2019 and what you can accomplish in the new year. Setting goals can be a challenge, but there are some ways to make it easier. The first step is deciding what goals you want to achieve in the coming year before you figure out […]

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Beware of Cyber Monday

Quote of the Month “Only one shopping day left until tomorrow.” Author Unknown Tread/Shop Lightly Did you miss my “Beware of Black Friday” themed newsletter?? No worries – this year I’m picking on Cyber Monday instead! Some strategies to help you in the coming days: Try to delete retail emails and recycle catalogs. Beware of […]

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Thin out your files

Even though a lot of our paper has been eliminated by the computer, there are still a lot of pieces of paper we have to deal with. Every now and then we need to take time to go through them to avoid towers of paper. Invitations Invitations, flyers, save the date cards from events that […]

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Less = More?

Quote of the Month The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Socrates Is Less Really More? Accumulating stuff is something that happens without any effort. Saying “Yes” to the friend or relative who offers you a “cute top” or a “great container” […]

small organizing tasks can make life easier

Small organizing tasks

Working toward getting an organized home does not have to be one or two intense days of organizing. If you have limitations on how much time you can spend on organizing, try some tasks that take 10-15 minutes of your time and continuously organize a little at a time. Plastic containers and lids How many […]