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Using The 1 In 1 Out Rule To Prevent Clutter

By | October 14th, 2020|Categories: Clutter|Tags: , , , |

This is a favorite organizing tip that I, and so many other professional organizers use. The 1 in 1 out rule states that when you bring an item into your home, you remove an existing item. The 1 in 1 out rule is a good way to prevent clutter. To make a more significant impact, try removing 2 or more items for every 1 new item that comes into your home. This concept will consistently reduce the number of things you own and free up space, and it rings true for every purchase. Consider the 1 in 1 out rule [...]

Organizing Printed Photos

By | December 11th, 2019|Categories: Home Organization, Organizing Tips|Tags: , , , , , , |

People of a certain age, older adults, have a lot of printed photos. In the past, there were actual cameras we used with film cartridges that you had to take in for developing.  Those actions led to a mass quantity of physical photos. It’s not unusual to find boxes of loose photos, negatives and those little cardboard slides for projectors in my client’s homes. Back in the day there weren’t as many options for storage and to display printed photos as there are today. We also didn’t understand how to preserve our treasured memories so we could enjoy them for [...]

Remember The 3 R’s as You Downsize

By | December 4th, 2019|Categories: Downsizing, Recycle|Tags: , , , |

The 3 R’s are - reuse, reduce and recycle. These are very important R’s to remember at all times. I just read something the other day on the internet somewhere, I can’t remember where, that suggested we add a 4th R – refuse.  The context pertained to refusing to use disposable plastic water bottles. That’s a great idea. I think it could be added to the 3 R’s and considered as you downsize, and not just for disposable plastic water bottles. Refusing to add another unwanted or unneeded thing to our living environment makes sense. Throughout our lives we downsize [...]