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Overwhelm: Causes and Cures | Too Much To Do

Do you ever experience overwhelm? Overwhelm caused by having too much to do? I know there are days I do. It might be that a bunch of meetings and appointments all happened on one day. Or maybe there was procrastination involved. Or, maybe the day just got away from us. All of these happen, and …

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How to Prevent Planning Pitfall #4 | Details

When I started my organizing business in 2006,  I was pretty darn sure that my way was the right way and the best way. I was very detailed and pretty rigid with my plans. Come to find out, too many details can get in the way, for both myself and my clients. In the general …

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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 this is a Productivity and Organizing Blog. However, it never hurts to remind ourselves of …

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5 Steps To a Having 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 in our control! Only sell items that are in good condition and clean. Don’t overprice your items. Keep sentiment …

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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 pretty garagey right now. Cobwebs; spider “stuff”; accumulations of things that don’t belong where they …

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