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Overwhelmed by Clutter?

By | July 15th, 2012|Categories: Decluttering, Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

A common complaint from many of my clients is that their clutter is making them crazy. They are overwhelmed by all of it and don’t know where to start. Because of this feeling of overwhelm, they just don’t do anything, which causes a copious amount of stress in their lives. There can be many reasons for the accumulation of clutter. Even the most organized person can end up with clutter. Many times the clutter is caused by situations in our lives, or a series of life events. Some of those events may be traumatic but not always. It could be [...]

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Clothes Swap Party

By | June 25th, 2012|Categories: Decluttering, Recycle, Rightsizing|Tags: , , |

Years ago a good friend of mine made a very good suggestion for a girl’s get-together; a clothes swap party! She had a lot of clothes that no longer fit or that she no longer loved. She was thinking that her friends may have the same dilemma. Since we are all different sizes, and have different tastes, we may want clothes that others are ready to part with. And how many times have you admired a blouse or pair of jeans that a girlfriend is wearing? Like minds typically become friends and hang out together. Shopping for new clothes can get [...]

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Get it Now or Get it Later

By | May 1st, 2012|Categories: Decluttering, Downsizing, Organizing Tips, Seniors|Tags: , , , |

Do you still have stuff at your parent’s house? I think I’m in the minority because I don’t, but my brothers still do. It’s amazing how many things kids can accumulate as they grow up. A lot of these children move out of their parent’s homes and leave a lot of stuff behind. They may be moving to a smaller space with a roommate or two, or they may get married, but in any case, they usually don’t have enough space to keep all their stuff in their new abode. They figure they will get it later. Moving to a new [...]

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How to Dispose of Environmentally Non-Friendly Stuff

By | April 3rd, 2012|Categories: Decluttering, Organizing Tips, Recycle, Spring Cleaning|Tags: , , , |

Ever have an item that you know you shouldn’t dispose of in your trash bin but didn't know where to take it? Like most of us, you want to be respectful of our environment so your kids & grandkids can enjoy our planet for years to come. These days, most communities have some means to recycle. Whether it is curbside pickup, or dumpsters in school parking lots, you can usually find a local solution to reduce your carbon footprint. There are however, rules as to what specifically you can and cannot put in those bins. This post is for those [...]

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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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