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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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An organized Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner can be the most stressful meal of the year – let’s change that! Any holiday meal can be an organized one if you plan ahead. Have a plan Make a list and avoid going to the grocery store multiple times. And, don’t forget the ice for drinks. Get an accurate head count and […]

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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, […]

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Dealing with Other People’s Stuff

OCTOBER 2017 “Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.” – George Carlin ALL THAT REMAINS Dealing with other people’s stuff Top 3 Reasons that People Have Other People’s Stuff in their homes:  1. Children have moved out but don’t have room for their […]

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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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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Preparedness for big storms

With the number of hurricanes happening this season, it’s time to talk about planning for an emergency. It might seem corny or unnecessary, but having family fire drills can save lives. An emergency plan can come in handy when you need it. In Baltimore, we have been spared the worst of the hurricanes, but the […]

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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 […]