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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 […]

know the degrees of clutter

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 […]

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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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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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Downsizing for cash

Need to downsize? If you need a little extra cash and are either moving into a smaller place or just want to clear out a few closets, there are new ways other than yard sales, swap meets or flea markets. Websites or mobile apps for selling your stuff are available to help. Many of these […]

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Clutter Myths

Clutter Myths “Clutter is anything that  does not support your better self.”  Eleanor Brownn Top 5 Clutter Myths Have you ever talked yourself out of getting rid of something? I know I have! Many of us defend the right to buy and/or keep items that may not be essential and can even cause added stress due […]

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Tips & Tricks: January 2016

“Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For.”  Author Unknown Of all the things looming on your “To Do” list, what one thing will your future self thank you for? How much of your To Do list is “should do’s” rather than “have to’s?” Don’t cause greater stress on yourself. Just do […]

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Clutter Enemy #4 – CLOTHING!

Quote of the Month “Things do not change, we change.” Henry David Thoreau In my line of work, I have the incredible gift of seeing people change before my very eyes. Their circumstances may not change, but the act of being willing to let go of the non-essentials have startling results. Letting go creates a […]

Dealing with those basement treasures

Anyone who has a basement has boxes of mementos that are taking up space. When your little boy Johnny is 36 with a family of his own, do you still need to keep his third grade art project? Of course, the answer is no. While we are all proud of our kids, is there really […]

Do good for others while you get organized

The seasons are changing and it’s time to go through the closets and purge some clothing. Just because you don’t want the clothes any more, doesn’t mean they have to be tossed. Here is your chance to do some good while you get the closets organized. This process also works for household goods, non-perishable food, […]