Category Archive for "declutter"

Four Quick Tips to Find Freedom From Clutter

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans.  It was a process, but in 1776 we finally became free of the things that no longer served us. It’s a long story, and not one I care to go into here, as

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garage tips

10 Garage Tips Everyone Should Know

It’s almost summer here in the Pacific Northwest. How did your garage fare over the winter? I would say ours didn’t fare all that well. I might even take these garage tips and implement them this weekend. Anyway, our garage is

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shoe storage

5 Things You Need To Know About Shoe Storage Today

The first thing you need to know about shoe storage is knowing which shoes will be stored where… If you and your family members remove their shoes upon entering the house, then, the only shoes that should live at the

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how to reduce

How to Reduce In Four Easy Steps

It’s spring. And with spring often comes a clean out of some sort. We have been busy here at my home. In January, my husband and I set some goals. One of them is to reduce the number of things

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What’s Up in the Packrat World?

packrat noun a ratlike rodent that accumulates a mound of sticks and debris in the nest hole, native to North and Central America. NORTH AMERICAN derogatory – a person who saves unnecessary objects or hoards things. The way I look at it,

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how to be a winner at game organization

How To Be A Winner at Game Organization

  What’s your favorite game to play at home? Do you like to play with the kids? By yourself? With other adults? Can you find your games and game accessories? Do each of your card decks still have 52 cards? Are

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Overwhelm: Causes and Cures | Clutter

  Overwhelm. It gets to all of us. Clutter can be a leading cause. During the holiday season is no different. For many, it’s even more prevalent. The holidays often consist of finding spaces for things that usually don’t live

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Are YOU a Creature of Habit?

[hab-it] noun 1. an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: We all have habits. Ones we can be proud of, and some, maybe not so proud of. One habit I am not so proud of, as far as clutter goes anyway, is leaving my shoes

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29 Facts About Paper Consumption That’ll Make Your Hair Stand on End

In my almost 10 years of Professional Organizing, paper clutter has been the number one complaint when it comes to disorganization.  How long do I need to keep it? Where did all this junk mail come from? Why oh why do

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Book Review – The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo

  The Kon-Mari method, a combination of Marie’s first and last name, is a book not so much about how to organize things, but how to rid ourselves of things so we can live a life free from stuff.  And,

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