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A new pet doesn’t have to add clutter

You’ve decided to get a new dog or cat and you’re wondering if it will create chaos in your home. Pets can be wonderful additions to your family and won’t create clutter if you stay on top of it. Puppies do like to chew and kittens like to scratch. Keeping the new pet in line […]

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Back to Basics

MAY 2018 “Even if you can’t bring yourself to get rid of your stuff, your heirs will have no such qualms at all.” – Finn Murphy, author of The Long Haul This sentiment is one of the leading reasons that people contact me… they don’t want their children to toss everything in a dumpster OR […]

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How Do I Begin?

April 2018 “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney Have you ever heard of the term “analysis paralysis?” Sometimes, the best strategy for those stuck in the decluttering process, is to Just Do It. If you don’t know where to begin, read ahead! Getting Started… is sometimes […]

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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 […]