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A shredder is your new best friend

One of the most fulfilling tasks when organizing is shredding. You can see immediate results and get that instant gratification we all love. Some of the most troublesome clutter I see around homes is paper piles. Stacks of unopened mail, old correspondence, receipts and other paper can become overwhelming. Accumulated paper piles block parts of […]

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A plan for organizing

The struggle is real. Organizing your home can be an enormous job and because of this, it can be hard to even get started. Setting a plan can help. Once you figure out what you want to do, it becomes easier to execute. Having less clutter around the house makes cleaning and maintaining your living […]

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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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Letting go of the past

 “Collect moments, not things” ~ Author Unknown The Role of JOY I have a client who has really taken the “Does this bring me JOY?” seriously. With certain items, she asks herself this question and she is able to honestly assess her reaction to the item and use that as her guide. If something makes […]

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What to do with greeting cards

APRIL 2017 “I squirrel away sealed greeting cards that people give me so I can open them later when I’m having a bad day.” – Emily Procter, Actress “Don’t send funny greeting cards on birthdays or at Christmas. Save them for funerals, when their cheery effect is needed. “ – P.J. O’Rourke Why do you […]

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Untangling power cords

There is no escape from the technology these days. We all have a lot of electronics in our homes. Keeping the power cords from becoming a tangled mess can be a challenge. A television with a cable box and DVR or Blu-ray can have a mass of intertwined wires coming from the back of it. […]

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Time to get motivated and organized!

Motivated and organized in the new year At the beginning of each year many of us make resolutions. You say you are going to go to the gym, you are going to eat more healthy, you are going to get organized. By the end of a few weeks, those resolutions tend to go right out […]

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Oh my! Thanksgiving is just around the corner

Thanksgiving is already upon us. The kids come home, bring their families. Friends come over. You have to cook a big dinner. How can you do it all and stay organized through the weekend? Start with a game plan Take a look around your home with an objective eye. Try to see what others see […]

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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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Eliminating clutter for good

Eliminating clutter “Eliminating clutter? I don’t need to organize, I know how to find what I need.” “I’m not embarrassed when people come over. They know I’m busy.” “I don’t have time to organize.” These words are spoken all of the time, but the truth is your life is less stressful when your home is […]