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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 […]

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Dream a Little Dream – Teamwork

SEPTEMBER 2017 “Teamwork makes the dream work” Spoken by the lovely young woman who works at  Savers in Owings Mills. Teamwork Teamwork makes the dream work – first time hearing this expression and I loved it! Teamwork really can make all the difference in the world – whether it’s having help lugging boxes and bags […]

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Stress or Peace — Pick 1

AUGUST 2017 This is one of my favorite cartoons – notice how the person is willing to leave her piles of paper to reach for help. Is it time to let go of anything in your life? Is there someone who can help you to move forward? “You can’t reach for anything new with your […]

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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 […]

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Facing the FEAR of Downsizing

Tips and Tricks: June 2017 “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt FEAR is a topic that I have spent quite a bit of time studying. There is […]

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Clearing Clutter

February 2017 “Clear clutter – make space for you.”       – Magdelena Vandenberg   Space for you – doesn’t that sound like a dream come true?! Give it a try this week and see how you do. Got Clutter? Delayed decision making increases clutter. When you get interrupted or can’t make a decision, […]

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Easiest Clutter to Toss in 2017

JANUARY 2017 “What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.” – Henry Van Dyke Quite a thought…. the minute you die, technically speaking, all your stuff belongs to someone else. And you were going to do […]

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Moving a Parent

DECEMBER 2016 “….some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.“ – Gilda Radner Moving Dad My beloved mother-in-law passed away in October – […]