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How to declutter and decide to let go with confidence

June 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Decisions are easy……said no one! As you declutter and downsize, you’ll be faced with lots of decisions. I’ve created a list for you to refer to when you’re undecided or you feel stuck. Use this list to guide you and help you let go of your excess things.   Toss, recycle, donate or sell the item…

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Simple tips to declutter your overflowing email inbox

May 11, 2019

It’s not uncommon to have hundreds or even thousands of emails waiting for attention or action. My inbox comfort level tends to be about 15 emails. If you’re overwhelmed by hundreds or thousands of emails, use these simple strategies that I’ve found effective. Delete, delete, delete! Get rid of anything you don’t need. I check…

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How to have an organized and clutter-free kitchen

April 13, 2019

Contrary to what you might think, your kitchen can be organized even though it’s a high traffic area and a drop zone. Clear countertops and tidy storage spaces might be a task you’ve put off and it will take an effort to maintain but it’s worth it.  I find cooking is a bit more tolerable when…

organizing and storing children's art

Ideas for organizing and storing artwork created by your children

March 30, 2019

What in the world do you do with the special art your children created?  It piles up quickly, especially during their pre-school and elementary years. I’d like to offer you some options for saving artwork created by your kids or grandkids. First, be extremely selective by saving only the cream of the crop. Ask yourself, are all…

3 vital habits

3 vital organized habits you need to adopt to live a more organized life

March 16, 2019

Uncover the organized person within you. Believe it or not, we are all capable of living a more organized life. I’m going to reveal three vital organizing practices I teach my clients that may encourage you to embrace better habits. 1. Edit your possessions until they fit their intended space. When everything fits into your available…

found money

You won’t believe what turns up while decluttering with clients

March 2, 2019

Has clutter concealed money in your home? You’ll find out once you start sorting through your papers, boxes, and piles. My clients have discovered thousands of dollars hidden among clutter in their homes. People are thrilled when we find sizable checks they thought were lost forever. We’ve also found loose change and bills. We once…

home maintenance

Practical tips for organizing your home maintenance records

February 16, 2019

If you own a home, you know that a home requires care and upkeep in the form of repairs, renovations and regular maintenance. There are systems you can put in place to organize home maintenance paperwork including receipts, service providers and projects. Your first consideration when organizing home maintenance items is to decide whether  you…

decluttering tips

Instant decluttering tips for a cleaner home

February 2, 2019

This is the last my series of tips to help you start eliminating clutter and take you from overwhelmed to organized. Apply the “one-in, one-out” rule to your home. For every item you bring in, one should be donated or discarded. This may need to be modified to one-in, 10-out until your home feels comfortable. Give…

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7 winning organizing strategies

January 19, 2019

This week I’m sharing more of my top strategies to help you go from overwhelmed to organized. 1. Use containers while de-cluttering instead of creating piles. You’ll need these clearly labeled containers next to the area you are de-cluttering: donate, sell, trash, recycle, items to keep but go elsewhere and shred. 2. Find a home for…

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5 ways to start organizing when you’re overwhelmed

January 5, 2019

It’s not uncommon to dread the organizing process and feel paralyzed.  I’m sharing my best tips to help you go from overwhelmed to organized in the next 3 blog posts. Start small. Choose a very tiny area to start, like one drawer, or commit to organizing for a short amount of time (15 minutes every week).…

unique holiday gift ideas

Unique holiday gift ideas for every person on your list

November 30, 2018

With gift-giving season upon us, you might like these nifty options that won’t add clutter to the recipient’s life. Requests: Ensure your gift will be put to use and enjoyed by asking the recipient for their wish list. If you don’t want to spill the beans and ask them directly for ideas, enlist the help of…

warehouse bulk shopping

What you definitely need to do before buying bulk quantities

November 17, 2018

Before you buy an enormous package of toilet paper or a colossal container of berries from your local warehouse club store consider these factors. Do you have room in your home to store your bulk purchases, including the frozen and refrigerated items? Carefully ponder where you will put each and every item you place in…

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A calm holiday season: Yes, it is possible!

November 3, 2018

The holiday season is approaching. Here are five things to do now to prepare for the holidays to avoid feeling frantic. Plan: It’s a busy time of year between traveling, work parties, school events, social activities, guests and all the other events that happen during the holidays. Schedule these activities in your calendar so you don’t…

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