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Space savers

It doesn’t matter how much space is in your home, it never seems like enough. Never fear, there are some ways to reduce clutter and create more space. Of course, the best way to make more space is to reduce the amount of belongings you have. If you feel like you have things you just […]

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Thin out your files

Even though a lot of our paper has been eliminated by the computer, there are still a lot of pieces of paper we have to deal with. Every now and then we need to take time to go through them to avoid towers of paper. Invitations Invitations, flyers, save the date cards from events that […]

small organizing tasks can make life easier

Small organizing tasks

Working toward getting an organized home does not have to be one or two intense days of organizing. If you have limitations on how much time you can spend on organizing, try some tasks that take 10-15 minutes of your time and continuously organize a little at a time. Plastic containers and lids How many […]

clutter and stress

Stress and your clutter

Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter said in an article in Psychology Today, “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.” Touching causes […]

feng shui and your closets

Feng shui and reducing closet clutter

“Clutter can manifest in the body, therefore we try to keep clutter at bay so life can go forward and flow smoothly.” feng shui master Salwa Abboud says. Feng shui master and interior designer Catherine Brophy defines the ancient art as “a practice based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening inside […]

shopping can lead to clutter

Shopping verses Organizing – Friend or Foe?

People who have organizing issues sometimes have shopping issues, too. The more one likes to shop, the more items accumulate in the home. Many shoppers have a hard time resisting a good deal and if it is a really good deal, they feel the urge to buy more than one item and often times many […]

organize your master bedroom and live stress free

Organizing the master bedroom

Your master bedroom is a sanctuary, it’s the place where you go to get away from the world. If there is too much clutter in there, the sanctuary is no longer peaceful or restful. Instead, it becomes stressful. Sorting Get a couple of containers for giveaways and items to discard. Pull out everything from under […]

what in your home makes you happy

What makes you happy in your home?

A lot of clutter around the house can affect your level of happiness. Think about the things that don’t make you happy. Make room for items that give you joy. Family heirlooms Sometimes we receive family heirlooms that have been passed down from grandparents, parents or other relatives. Furniture may clash with the rest of […]

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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 […]

spring decluttering for your home

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 […]