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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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Four ways to a clutter free Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is on May 14 and you have plenty of time to find a clutter free way to help your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, daughter or any other mom in your life. Gifts don’t have to be “things,” they can be services or intangibles. 1. Gift Cards Gift cards are a wonderful way to give […]

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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 […]

organizing for spring holidays

Spring holiday organizing

Passover and Easter, our favorite spring holidays, are right around the corner. For many, that means houseguests and cooking. Of course, a lot of cleaning has to happen beforehand. Getting yourself organized for the deluge of people can be as stressful as the event itself. Organize busy spots High traffic areas, like the entryway, bathrooms and the […]

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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 […]

creating a daily routine

Setting a daily routine

While it’s fun to be spontaneous on special occasions, people do really well on a schedule. When you set up a daily routine you will find yourself more organized with less time wasted. Have each member of the family create a list of everything they need to do in the morning and estimate how much […]

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Clearing Clutter

February 2017 “Clear clutter – make space for you.”       – Magdelena Vandenberg   Space for you – doesn’t that sound like a dream come true?! Give it a try this week and see how you do. Got Clutter? Delayed decision making increases clutter. When you get interrupted or can’t make a decision, […]

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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. […]