Can’t take diamonds, can’t take gold….

May 2023

“Love is the only possession which we can carry with us beyond the grave.” — Suzanne Curchod

I love the timing of music — I remember when I first met my husband, every love song spoke to me. And now, I find that a song called “Grave” spoke to me. Read more ahead…


Please don’t think I’m morbid. I just get a kick out of the variety of messages in music. A country song that starts with “Can’t take diamonds, can’t take gold, but I’ll take your love with me when I go….I may be 6 feet deep but I’ll still be loving you” is pretty startling when one is finished up a day of work in my field! But who knew it would become the topic for our May issue. 🙂

Parting with possessions – it comes up Someone comments that ‘nobody wants all their stuff’ OR ‘my children are calling 1-800-GOT-JUNK when I die’ OR ‘I don’t have room to put anything’ and on and on and on. Sound familiar?

Perhaps if we consider “What will really matter when I’m no longer around?” – OR “What would my family really appreciate when I’m no longer around?,” this could potentially help you to lessen the hold on items that don’t have enough meaning to stick around until the end of time.

Some ideal candidates to consider are:

  • Magazines – you may never get around to reading back issues. Time to surrender.
  • Newspapers – saving newspapers from historical moments are not needed anymore, thanks for the internet
  • Coupons – if they don’t make it to the store, why bother?
  • Expired insurance policies – no reason to keep expired auto or home policies 
  • Old brochures – investment brochures, outdated event brochures – bye, bye!
  • Hundreds of old cards – quite a few may have lost their meaning (just yesterday a client was reading her old camp letters and didn’t remember who some of the people were).
  • Random paperwork from deceased family members that have no importance now

The message today is to keep what matters and let go of what doesn’t. If you think ‘everything matters’ then we may need to have a chat.

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We are a small and cozy community where you can get a healthy dose of support, understanding, guidance and laughter, too.

The Declutter Club is a cost effective way to deal with your ‘stuff’ in a fun and welcoming setting. The daily emails are short and sweet and the twice monthly Zoom calls are on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm for an hour.
Membership is open to all, you can start today or whenever you want. Would love to see you there! Membership includes the daily emails and Zoom calls.
If you’re ready to join the Club, sign up HERE
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“Helping Baby Boomers and their Parents Lighten their Loads”

Cindy Bernstein, Professional Organizer

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your home, contact me. Together, we can transform your home into a happy, tidy place where you can feel at peace. We can also get you ready for your next move… more enjoyably, faster and easier. We specialize in senior moves and helping families find new homes for the things they no longer have room to keep. We can also take care of clearing out homes that need to be listed quickly for resale. Contact me to schedule an appointment.

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