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It’s moving day – how do I begin to unpack?

Today is moving day and you are feeling completely overwhelmed. You have no idea where or how to start. Here are some tips to help. Boxes that contain essentials, things you need right away, should be unpacked as soon as possible. Hopefully, you have packed your daily medications, some tools for furniture assembly, a knife […]

Purging your book collection

Every adult has accumulated an assortment of books through the years. Every topic including kids, reference, hobbies, novels, collector’s items and more can be found in bookshelves all over Baltimore. It’s tough to get rid of things that have an emotional attachment, but books that are never read are taking up precious space. People often […]

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Tips & Tricks: October 2015

Quote of the Month “We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.”  Jim RohnHow many of us get side tracked on a less-than-important-task? It happens – to ALL of us. The trick is to limit the frequency that this happens, especially […]

Organizing seasonal items

As the days get cooler, it is now time to start organizing your seasonal items and brace yourself for the cold months ahead. Clothing, yard equipment and outdoor furniture need to be moved into their cold weather homes to make way for your winter clothing and equipment. Inside Visit your closets and check each item […]

Do good for others while you get organized

The seasons are changing and it’s time to go through the closets and purge some clothing. Just because you don’t want the clothes any more, doesn’t mean they have to be tossed. Here is your chance to do some good while you get the closets organized. This process also works for household goods, non-perishable food, […]

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Tips & Tricks: Clutter Enemy #2

September 2015 – Quote of the Month Most of us know that starting is the hardest part. One of my favorite movies, “What About Bob?” introduces us to the concept of baby-stepping. Baby-stepping is the antidote to avoiding the things we don’t want to do. Baby-step your way through the pile of papers on your […]

Surviving a home renovation – keeping organized despite the chaos

Once you make the decision to do a remodeling job or home renovation there are some things you can do to make the transition a smooth one. Take this opportunity to clear out some old clothing and make donations to Goodwill or your favorite charity. Save old towels and blankets as they may come in […]

Six tips to structure unstructured time

Finding time to do a little organizing around the house can be difficult. We will explore ways to use your unstructured time (when you have no planned activities). We will discover how to make the most of free time and get things done around the house. Unstructured time might be earmarked for organizing, but without […]

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Tips and Tricks: June 2015

Quote of the Month   “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people [stuff] are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” ~  Steve Maraboli   Although this quote was referring to people, I took the liberty of substituting ‘stuff.’ Just because an item has found its way into your home, […]

Laundry Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word

Do you do your laundry regularly? Or do you wait until you run out of underwear before you do it? Washing clothes is a necessary evil in all of our lives. Finding the best way to organize laundry and your laundry room is important to keep things running smoothly. Keeping the dirty clothes in check […]