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Where to Donate Your Treasures

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Decluttering, Downsizing, Recycle|Tags: , , , , |

  I’m often asked, ‘where do I donate _______?’ (fill in the blank).  When I’m asked this question is typically during, or after a purge session.  Whether it’s spring cleaning, or time to downsize, you may come across items that are not trash-worthy.  These items still have mileage in them and you don’t want them to end up in a landfill.  The obvious solution is to recycle them. Recycling has a variety of meanings; send to a recycling facility, repurpose/reuse, sell or donate.  This post focuses on where to donate specialty items. There are many charities that accept donations.  The [...]

Where do Your Unwanted ‘Things’ go to Die?

By | October 21st, 2013|Categories: Donation, Home Organization, Recycle|Tags: , , |

All of us have ‘things’. Stuff we accumulate over the years. We have things in our homes, in other people’s homes, in storage units at, or away from our homes. We have things that help us with activities of daily living, things of beauty to decorate us, or other things, sentimental things that trigger happy memories, etc. All of these things have lives, an amount of time to us when they are no longer useful or provide beauty. At the end of their lives, which is determined by us, our ‘things’ die. There could be many reasons for the death of [...]

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We Didn’t Have The ‘Green Thing’ Back in Our Day

By | September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Recycle, Seniors|Tags: , , , |

I recently received this email message from my 84, almost 85 year old father and thought I would share. The author makes a very good point about the ‘green thing’ and how it was done in past generations. Enjoy! Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our [...]

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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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Keep It Simple – Repurpose Organization Resources You Already Have

By | May 18th, 2011|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Recycle|Tags: , , |

Many clients will ask what type of containers to buy in preparation for our first organizing session. It makes sense to ask that question. What I tell them is, don’t buy anything just yet. We need to assess your needs first, then, begin to sort through all the items in a room or area of a room. During the initial sort, all kinds of containers are emptied that you can repurpose for organizing systems to meet the need of that particular room or area. It’s amazing how many containers you have around your home that can be reused. There could [...]

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Moving Day

By | March 30th, 2011|Categories: Downsizing, Moving, Organizing Tips, Recycle|Tags: , , , , |

Moving to a new home is an exciting adventure. It’s also a major undertaking that requires a significant amount of planning. If you have a home that needs to be sold, that should be job one. Staging your home for sale is somewhat of an art and is an article all by itself. This post talks about what you need to do to prepare for moving day. Your plan needs to begin when you know the actual date, or a ballpark idea of the date of the move. Create a list of to-do’s and the dates they need to complete. [...]

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