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Recycling Boxes – Go Green & Give Back

By |2022-01-14T11:18:10-06:00January 19th, 2022|Categories: Donation, Recycle|Tags: , , , , |

The coronavirus pandemic created the need to pivot in so many ways, and boxes played a big part. People had to become resourceful as their lifestyles, and routines took a big hit, especially during the shutdown. Going online took on a whole new meaning. Those that didn’t use a computer before, started going online with their electronic devices more and more. Shipping items to our homes became essential, especially at the beginning of the pandemic during the shutdown. We became inundated with boxes of all shapes and sizes from online purchases. And, since we were stuck in our homes, some [...]

Organizing Your Desktop Icons

By |2021-01-27T14:45:16-06:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Decluttering, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , |

Does your computer have so many desktop icons on it that you can’t see the background image? If so, it may be time to do some decluttering and organizing. These unused and unneeded icons equate to a form of digital clutter. This post pertains to PC’s since I’m a PC girl, not Macs, but here is a link from Apple Support that may help Mac users organize their desktop icons. Many people download files to their desktop for various reasons.  Those files then become desktop icons. Some may be temporary and then get forgotten after they have served their purpose, [...]

Backs of Doors Storage Options

By |2020-11-17T13:41:22-06:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips, Storage|Tags: , , , , |

The backs of doors are an under-utilized storage option.  For those that have small spaces they can provide the additional needed storage.  There are many options for this type of storage but you need to do a little research to understand what works best for your situation. You must be conscience of the size of the items stored in these locations.  They need to be in proportion to the area around the door when it closes.  Cabinets and pantries have shelves in them that you need to work around depending on the depth of the storage item. If you decide [...]

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What Approach Should I Use to Begin to Declutter my Home?

By |2020-11-17T13:41:22-06:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Decluttering, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , , |

This is a common question I hear from new clients. The answer is not simple.  There is no one size fits all answer to this question.  In fact, there are very few scenarios in life where one size fits all. The approach you use to declutter your home will likely be different from anyone else. Your situation is different from others so your approach will have a different strategy. Not everyone needs a whole house declutter.  Some just have areas that are clutter magnets and need some tweaking to existing solutions.  Others may need to declutter their home from top [...]

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Life Situations That Create a Need to Declutter

By |2020-11-17T13:41:31-06:00January 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 [...]

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Clothes Swap Party

By |2020-11-17T13:41:46-06:00June 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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Clearing Clutter Magnets

By |2020-11-17T13:41:48-06:00January 11th, 2012|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , |

Clutter magnets are areas or spaces in your home, car and office that attract clutter. Everyone has them. They’re called magnets for a good reason. Clutter is drawn to these spaces like a magnet. They are dumping grounds for stuff, and that stuff quickly accumulates to become clutter. You may ask why these spaces are prone to becoming magnets for clutter, and I don’t have an answer. I guess it’s just one of those little mysteries of life. Our intentions are good. We say, I’ll just put this here for now and put it away later. Then we get distracted, [...]

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Presentation Is Everything

By |2021-08-09T14:06:18-05:00March 22nd, 2011|Categories: Home Organization|Tags: , , , , |

Presentation is everything, especially when you’re selling your home. Selling your home used to be much easier than it is these days. You would make sure everything is in good working order, maybe perform some aesthetic touch ups, and walla, you call a real estate agent to list your home. Your real estate agent would probably let you know if there are some things you need to consider to help sell your home faster. Hopefully these things won’t cost a lot of money, as you do want to make as much as possible on the sale. Since you are in [...]

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