How to Declutter when You’re Indecisive

Quote of the Month “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt Often times people will recall the time they gave away something they later regretted parting with… or […]

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Starve Your Distractions

AUGUST 2018 “You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.”  – Tom Kite, Professional Golfer & Golf Course Architect Getting Distracted is Easy. Keeping yourself focused is easier said than done. Tales from the Trenches Has this ever happened to you? There’s an unexpected window of ‘free’ time – enough time that you […]

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Wishful Thinking verses Clutter

Quote of the Month “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein, Physicist This quote resonates with all of us who struggle with clutter build up. Our intentions are honorable and sincere when we introduce new items into our homes…..but often times, these new items end […]

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Learn How the Swedish Handle Clutter

Quote of the Month “I often ask myself, Will anyone I know be happier if I save this?” -Margareta Magnusson, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter   What is Death Cleaning? Death Cleaning is a Swedish tradition where people declutter their homes, […]

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Back to Basics

MAY 2018 “Even if you can’t bring yourself to get rid of your stuff, your heirs will have no such qualms at all.” – Finn Murphy, author of The Long Haul This sentiment is one of the leading reasons that people contact me… they don’t want their children to toss everything in a dumpster OR […]

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Your Spring Fling

MARCH 2018 “Owning less is better than organizing more.” – Joshua Becker Today I spoke with someone who outright asked me if it was worth hiring an organizer or if she should just throw everything out. Great question and I’m sure not the first time that a prospective client has considered this. Read ahead and […]

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Lightening the Load

JANUARY 2018 “Small strokes fell big oaks.” –Grandmother Bernstein (original saying came from Poor Richard’s Almanac by Benjamin Franklin) This short sentence, spoken by my husband’s grandmother, certainly made a lasting impression on him. It’s a great strategy to embrace when dealing with clutter. Just a little bit a day can make a huge impact […]

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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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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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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 […]