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Tips and Tricks: Are you your own worst enemy?

Are you your own worst enemy? November 2019 Quote of the Month ” Clutter is not just the stuff on the floor. It’s anything that stands between you and the life you want to be living. “ -Peter Walsh Yikes – that’s rather blunt. But true. Think about the mental clutter going on in your […]

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Stopping Over-Shopping

Stopping Over-Shopping Get some strategies and advice about stopping over-shopping and other tips in this issue of Tips and Tricks. Quote of the Month “You may think something is too great to let go, but sometimes greater things can only happen after you let go.” -Curiano.com How does this relate to something you’re holding on […]

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Finding your kitchen counters

Finding Your Kitchen Counters Quote of the Month “If you start now, you’ll begin seeing results one day earlier than if you start tomorrow.” -Seen on Gigi Causey’s Facebook Page (Gigi  is an amazing realtor, by the way). It’s hard to argue with that logic, right? So what one thing can you do TODAY instead […]

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Decluttering the Empty Nest

Decluttering the Empty Nest Quote of the Month ” If only I had more laundry to do” said no empty nester parent ever. -Unknown I thought this picture might be more fun than a bin of dirty laundry….but I digress. Since my nest just became empty, I thought it would be timely to talk about […]

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How to Beat the Heat

How to Beat the Heat Quote of the Month “Well Begun is Half Done.” -Mary Poppins (but originally from Aristotle) This was the catch phrase that Mary Poppins used to get the Banks children to tidy up their rooms. This little gem of a saying can be used for ANYtime you are dreading a task […]

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Catch-All Rooms

Quote of the Month “We keep a potato masher in a drawer because sometimes it’s fun to not be able to open that drawer.” -Simon Holland This quote made me laugh out loud. I’m guessing we all relate to certain items that prevent our drawers from opening and closing easily….yet we still keep that annoying […]

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Pretend You’re Moving

Quote of the Month “The man [person] who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Confucius It all starts with small steps (or stones) and that’s where motivation can be ignited. Take 5 minutes right now and move a few items into a giveaway or trash bag and see how you feel. Odds […]

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Indecision Matters

Quote of the Month “Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision.” -Author Unknown You’ve seen it here before but it’s worth repeating – one of the best definitions of clutter is ‘delayed decision making.’ Every time you choose indecision, you are giving permission for things to accumulate. And every time you […]

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Clutter in the closet!

Quote of the Month “The less I needed, the better I felt.” -Charles Bukowski It is very common for people to feel relieved after they’ve gotten rid of a lot of stuff. It’s easier for some than others, but it is uncanny how much happier people look and feel after letting go of excess items. […]

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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 […]