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How To Have a Successful Yard Sale

Unfortunately, a successful yard sale is never guaranteed. Rain, wind, and excessive heat may put a damper on shoppers’ yard sale plans. These, of course, are things we can’t control. Planning a successful yard sale is, however, in our control! Only sell items that are in good condition and clean. Don’t overprice your items. Keep sentiment out of the equation and be realistic about the pricing. And be willing to


Crafting Crazies

How many of you have a crafting space, crafting supplies, AND, a huge mess on your hands? Maybe you no longer want to sew, but, your space is filled with fabric.  Maybe you have decided to scrapbook digitally and still have tons of scrap booking paper and embellishments?  If this is the case, now would be a good time to rid yourself of the things you no longer need and


10 Steps to Creating and Keeping a Clutter-Free Home Office

Why would a clutter-free home office be more of a challenge than an off-site office? Well, unless you live by yourself or have a lock on your office door, the reasons would include, roommates, kids, spouses, the dog and/or the cat. I find the home office is often a dumping ground. Or, expectations for the space are often unrealistic. Here are just a few of the things I have seen


Fantastic Photos

If you’re old like me, you probably have magnetic photo albums with pictures stuck to the pages, boxes of “orange tinted” photos and sleeves of double prints. Oh, and don’t forget the negatives and slides! If you are of the younger generation, that probably isn’t your issue.  You probably have a bunch of photos on Facebook, on your phone, and in your camera (on a little tiny SD card). Question


Summertime Savvy

There is less than a month left of school left.  How crazy is that?  This means summer break is going to be here before we know it. Do you create a plan for your children over the summer, or do just let things land as they may?  As an Organizing Expert, I, of course see the merit in planning, and, believe it or not, I also see the merit in


Busy Mom Solution #3 – The Toys

As life goes on and we have children, we go from adult toys to adult toys PLUS kids toys. Adult toys are bad enough, but kids toys, they are crazy! As soon as our little one is born (and sometimes before) they are showered with toys. This can be both a blessing and a curse! When they are tiny, it’s our job to clean up. As they grow, it’s about

Cindy Vanhoff

Organizing and Productivity Strategist

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