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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 […]

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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 […]