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Misplaced Glasses

By | April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Decluttering, Focus, Home Organization, Reduce Stress|Tags: , , |

Anyone that wears glasses, has at some time, or many times, misplaced them.  Those that wear reading glasses only, may misplace them more than those that wear glasses all the time.  This probably occurs most often when we’re tired or distracted. When you’re tired, you don’t want to fall asleep with them on and risk damaging them, so you take them off and put them down.  You’re sleepy so you don’t really pay attention to what you’re doing when you set them down. The same thing happens when you’re distracted from a task that requires you to wear your glasses.  [...]

Life Situations That Create a Need to Declutter

By | January 4th, 2017|Categories: Decluttering, Downsizing, Home Organization, Moving, Organizing Tips, Rightsizing|Tags: , , , , , |

Life situations that create a need to declutter are many.  These situations typically create a change to your living dynamic.  Many are resistant to change and it’s understandable, especially at those times when you feel a loss.  However, sometimes it helps to take an action to work through that sense of loss.  Decluttering is a liberating feeling and may just be the right action for you. Life situations occur whenever there is a change in your living situation.  This becomes an opportune time to declutter and organize for the new to come into your life.  The scenarios below provide some insight [...]

Is Your Basement A Dumping Ground?

By | March 19th, 2014|Categories: Decluttering, Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Basements are the foundations of our homes. They can be versatile in function. Most have infrastructure components such as a furnace, electrical panels and a water heater, that at some time or another will require repair or maintenance. Some are used as extended living spaces. Some are used for storage with an area for laundry, and others combine all these functions. Keeping all the various functions of your basement organized, can be challenging, especially the storage areas. This article will focus on the storage areas. The types of items you have in the storage areas and how to store them so you [...]

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How to Stop Clutter Before it Starts

By | March 4th, 2013|Categories: Decluttering, Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” ~Benjamin Franklin Clutter has a way of sneaking up on us. It creeps in on us while we’re sleeping and steals our peace. Things have a way of accumulating in our spaces while we attend to activities of daily living. With everything going on, you may not notice right away. Then one day, you begin to feel uneasy, more stressed than normal and you don’t know why. You may think that it’s your hectic schedule, pressures at work, or maybe challenges with your kids, and that may very well be the [...]

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Coming Out Of The Closet – Eliminate Closet Clutter

By | August 23rd, 2011|Categories: Decluttering, Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Do you know what’s in your closet? This is a great question. We all have closets in our living environments that are used for different things. A hall or foyer closet can be used to store coats, hats, umbrellas and maybe even the vacuum cleaner, mine does. Bedroom closets are typically used for clothes, shoes and accessories, but if you are short on storage space, it may need to double as another function such as a linen closet. Closets can also become great hiding places. I remember as a child when my Mom told me to clean my room and [...]

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