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Spring decluttering around the house – Part II

Most of us have some things that can be thrown out or given away. While we sometimes feel an emotional attachment to certain belongings, there are others that we keep simply because they are familiar and a part of the house. The list might seem like common sense; however, it can be difficult to let […]

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Spring decluttering around the house

Here are some things found in most homes that can be unloaded. Once you get rid of the clutter, you’ll feel better, have a sense of accomplishment and open up some of your living space. Kitchen Expired food Expired condiments and spices – yes, they expire! Canned food expires too Old stuff in the freezer […]

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Your Parents’ Stuff

Last month there was an article published about how “no one wants your parents’ stuff.”  I’m not sure I agree with that. Often, when a loved one goes into assisted living or passes away, the heirs must go through the home and figure out what to keep, sell or donate. Many times people DO want objects […]

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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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Closet shopping spree

Shopping in your own closet It’s time to take a shopping trip in your closets. As you add clothing to your closets, it’s time to edit your wardrobe to make more space. What’s an easy way to do that? Go shopping! Take everything out of the closet. It’s a pain, but the best way to […]

autumn closet change

Time for an autumn closet change

Autumn closet change Baltimore weather can be unpredictable. We can have a snowstorm in October and other times it’s 90° with 99% humidity. You just never know. At some point, you will need to change over your closet for fall. Here are some tips to make the autumn closet change a little easier. The best […]

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Favorite Day of the Week – August Tips & Tricks

“To gain the treasure, you must leave the trash.” – Eric Samuel Timm Wanna Have Some Fun? When I was growing up, my brothers and I would sometimes whine to my mother that we were bored. She would respond with, “Wanna have some fun?” and we’d say “YES!” and she’d respond with, “Go clean your […]

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Accessories need organizing too

An excess of accessories In order to extend your wardrobe and make it work for all sorts of occasions, you’ll need to have fashion accessories. They can take up a lot of space in your closet, dressing table, bathroom or elsewhere around your home. Here are some tips on organizing accessories. As with most organizing, […]

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Laundry organizing for efficiency

It never ends. Before you finish washing all of the laundry, there is more. The stains won’t come out, the one red sock dyed everything pink – we’ve all been there. There are people who crumble into a sobbing heap every time laundry day rolls around, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Time for […]

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Seasonal clothing switch-off

Seasonal clothing change Every time it seems like the weather is going to change, it changes back again, but the warm weather is certainly on its way to Baltimore. That means it is time to change your seasonal clothing for the warmer weather. Make time for the change Give yourself a few hours to make […]