The Clutter Tsunami

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Interesting article by Professional Organizer, Judith Kolberg, which appeared in her February 2016 newsletter, “Organizing News You Can Use.” I recently joined two organizing-industry committees that study organizing trends, and I’ve detected a clutter tsunami coming our way. Aging, first-tier … Continued

Reduce, reuse, recycle!

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I confess…I hate to throw things away. However, that doesn’t mean I plan to move all my unwanted items with me. Instead, I find a responsible way to dispose of them. First, if I think something is a little too … Continued

Paper, paper everywhere!

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Last autumn I made the decision to put the house on the market sometime in 2014. Once that was decided, I wanted to start decluttering as soon as possible because, as an organizer, I knew how long the process can … Continued

Simplify! Simplify! Simplify!

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Simplify! Simplify! Simplify! Oh, my! Can it true? Was my last blog post really on April 25? As is true for everyone, life took a quick turn after my last post. In May I started working on getting the house … Continued

Never assume!

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Too often my clients will say, “I can’t get rid of these things. I am saving them for my children.” The problem with saving things for your children is that they may not want them! One rainy day I pulled … Continued

Ah, Memories!

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Ah, Memories! Downsizing your keepsakes is no small task. Many of us save pictures, letters, cards, souvenirs, and other items that remind us of happy times. I am no different. I love looking through them as well. While I have … Continued

The Downsizing Challenge!

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When I give presentations I tell my audience that disorganization is often due to life events such as marriage, new baby, divorce, illness, death. These life events spare no one, not even me. In my case I am about to … Continued