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Ultimate Kitchen Cabinet Decluttering Checklist

Tackling the kitchen is one of the most difficult decluttering tasks around the house. Every now and then, it needs a thorough organizing. The cabinets are challenging because there are several of them and they contain everything from pots and pans to food and spices. The best way to begin is to remove all of […]

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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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Dream a Little Dream – Teamwork

SEPTEMBER 2017 “Teamwork makes the dream work” Spoken by the lovely young woman who works at  Savers in Owings Mills. Teamwork Teamwork makes the dream work – first time hearing this expression and I loved it! Teamwork really can make all the difference in the world – whether it’s having help lugging boxes and bags […]

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Pick a task, any task

Fall is almost here and there will be a lot of things changing as the days grow shorter. Heavier coats will be in the closets, boots will be worn and sandals will be put away for another time. There is always at least one thing, possibly more, that really bugs you in your home. Do […]

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Four degrees of clutter

Can you identify your clutter? It’s really not a question that is easily answered. There are many degrees of clutter. Some of the lower levels can be dealt with easily and do not effect your quality of life. Is everything neat as a pin? Are there a few items laying around that should really be […]

15 minute organizing challenge to straighten up your home

The 15 minute organizing challenge

Instead of trying to organize your entire home in one afternoon, break bigger tasks into smaller ones and start organizing little by little. The clutter didn’t happen in a day and reducing it doesn’t either. Take the challenge and try to do 15 minutes of organizing every day for a week. Here are some thing […]

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Organize back-to-school like a pro

Yes, it’s just the end of July, but school will be starting before you know it. If you begin the school year organized, you have a better chance of staying organized throughout the year. Ads on television about back-to-school specials have been airing for the past two weeks. Kids usually need new clothing, shoes, backpacks, […]

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Picking Favorites

JULY 2017 “It’s not about making the right choice. It’s about making a choice and making it right.” – J.R. Rim Let’s review some strategies to encourage decision making, which will ultimately reduce clutter in your home: SHOES When you see piles of shoes across a room, in baskets, boxes, falling off racks… how do you decide […]

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Facing the FEAR of Downsizing

Tips and Tricks: June 2017 “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt FEAR is a topic that I have spent quite a bit of time studying. There is […]

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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 […]