Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Earrings

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Clutter Free for the Holidays

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. Will you be entertaining family and friends during the holidays? If your home is cluttered, this might make you feel anxious. Removing clutter is a good way to start the organizing process and an important step in maintaining organization. As a professional organizer, I don’t recommend stashing… [Read More]

It’s fun to give things away!

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  A client wanted to donate this booster chair. I loaded it into my car, with the rest of her donations, for a drop-off at Goodwill on my way home. Unfortunately, Goodwill would not accept it due to liability issues.  Bummer!  It was certainly too nice to toss in the trash and I was sure… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Empty Jars

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home. If… [Read More]

First, Lose The Guilt. Then Your Stuff.

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. Fear can deter you from cutting the emotional ties to clutter.  In addition, the feeling of guilt may also sidetrack your attempts at downsizing.  Would you like some tips for overcoming guilt and freeing yourself from stuff?  Read about them at Clutter Interrupted.

Procrastination could have injured my dog

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Yep, I do procrastinate.   For instance, I meant to move my eyeglasses and their case from the coffee table. I looked at them every day and said to myself, “I gotta move those somewhere safe….away from our 1 year old labrador’s reach.” Recently I arrived home to find my spare eyeglass case on the… [Read More]

Cut the Emotional Ties to Clutter

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. A statement I hear frequently from clients is, “Jill, why is it so hard for me to get rid of this stuff?” It’s probably because you and your belongings have a history together, and sometimes this history threatens to keep you and your… [Read More]

Free Madison Community Event: Paper Shredding

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Clean out your files and safely dispose of your documents at a free paper shredding event: Madison, WI Saturday, September 13, 2014. All the details are here. Shred these documents listed here.

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Fill One Container

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home. If… [Read More]

Make A DECISION To Eliminate Clutter

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I blog bi-weekly at  Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week.   Not making decisions or delaying them causes disorganization, clutter and even chaos. Think about it. If you don’t make a decision about what to keep, where to put things or when to ask for help, you’re not going to be organized. I’d like… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Workout Clothing

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Containers Can Be Another Type Of Clutter

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. Do you drool over the container section at Target? Do you imagine all the possibilities those containers hold and how they are the answer to your organizing prayers? I hate to break it to you, but containers can just become another type of… [Read More]

5 Ways To Save Space In Your Garage For The Car

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. Is your garage full of stuff you rarely use while your vehicles are forced to park in the driveway? Besides our vehicle and a fishing boat, our garage is home to a lot of items. Most of this stuff belongs to my husband,… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: File Coupons

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

4 Organizing Systems You Must Implement To Maintain Organized Spaces

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted. Here is what I’m talking about this week. Establishing organizing systems is the most important part of the organizing process. Without systems in place, your space will quickly become disorganized again. Read about the 4 Organizing Systems at Clutter Interrupted.

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Pens and Pencils

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

2 Questions You Must Ask When Finding Storage Solutions

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted.  Here is what I’m talking about this week.   This step focuses on finding homes for the items you decided to keep during the sorting step. You also will determine whether you actually need to purchase storage containers. Don’t run to the store just yet. Read about the 2 Questions… [Read More]

We all have regrets…get over it!

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We have all done it.  We bought something and then have regrets because we don’t like or use it.  We make mistakes, pure and simple. Don’t beat yourself up. Keeping the item and letting it become unused clutter will only make you feel worse and take up unnecessary space. You aren’t going to re-coupe your… [Read More]

5 Tips to Help You Sort it All Out

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I blog bi-weekly at Clutter Interrupted.  Here is what I’m talking about today. The next phase of the organizing process is to sort your belongings. This is when you decide what belongings to keep and what to let go. Yikes! Did I just tell you to let go of some of your things?  Read about the… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Clear off the sofa

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Clothe someone in need

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Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM’s) is my favorite place to drop off a client’s or my own clothing and linen donations.  There are many worthy donation centers in the Madison/Middleton, WI area, but MOM’s is a bit unique. It’s unique because, all the items at MOM’s are FREE for the clients they serve. That’s right, FREE.  MOM’s mission… [Read More]

3 Strategies To Help Get You Started Organizing

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I have recently been invited to be a regular contributor for Clutter Interrupted.   Their goal is to entertain, inform and support you as you put a STOP to the stuff that weighs you down! Check out their fun website for more tips, their excellent podcasts and more. Thank you Clutter Interrupted! ******** I’ve been a professional organizer since… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: 11 Things in 11 Minutes

Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

Weekend Mini-Organizing Challenge: Swimwear and Towels

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Need some organizing motivation and inspiration, or a gentle kick in the rear:) Subscribe to receive mini-organizing challenges several weekends a month. They will be automatically emailed to you so you won’t have to remember to visit the blog. Mini-organizing challenges are doable and will focus on de-cluttering a tiny area of your home.  If… [Read More]

My daughter has returned…..

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I am very pleased our daughter is back home for the summer.  If you have kids in college, you can relate to all the S.T.U.F.F. that needs to be moved in and out of their temporary college dwelling each year.  We are lucky it all fit into our SUV!  The photo represents about two-thirds of… [Read More]