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Photos - clutter or honored memories?

Posted on May 16, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Most of the clients I work with have hundreds of envelopes of photos or crumbling albums, in numerous bins, stacked in a closet or on shelves in the basement. Some have not tackled this project with excuses of:

1) I have no time. Now is a great time to start!!

2) It never had a deadline. Create one – honor dad and aim for Father’s Day.

3) It is just too big, too much. Le...

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Airing Dirty Laundry Problems

Posted on December 27, 2019 at 2:20 PM


Clothing strewn across the floor in the bedroom, bathroom, closet; across the living room furniture or the dining room table. Piles of clothes and overflowing baskets from the basement to the bedrooms. With many of my clients, I have had to broach the dirty problem of laundry issues.


One clie...

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Resolution Solutions

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Forty-five percent of Americans make New Year's Resolutions. In my work over the past nine years, I have seen the effects that decluttering and organizing can have on individuals and families so I offer you my potential solutions, to your potential resolutions:

1. Lose weight When the kitchen and your meal plannin...

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Mealtime Mayhem

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

"Bring order to the mayhem of mealtime". This was on my mile long TO DO list. Because it never had a due date, it stayed on that list, unfinished, for years (seriously). It was not until I put it on my calendar as an action item, that it was finally accomplished. There were several goals: healthier meals for my family, less ...

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Collect Moments, Not Things

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Consider the items you have in your life. When did plenty spill over into just too much? Some real examples working with clients:

  • 96 pairs of yoga pants
  • 44 pairs of scissors
  • 32 pairs of sneakers
  • 23 Vera Bradley bags
  • 6 sets of china
  • extra luggage, lamps and chairs, etc. 
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Household Station

Posted on February 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM

You are getting ready for work, grab a blouse and put it on. “Oh, right! That missing button.” You return the blouse to the hanger, or worse, throw it on the floor where it gets swept into the laundry only to return to your closet a week later.

Rummaging through the kitchen drawer you pull out that power cord; st...

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If Not Now, When?

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 7:00 AM

If you made New Year's resolutions, were any of them carried over from last January? Do you have wishes that you just keep wishing? "I crave to be healthier! I aspire to be more organized! I wish for financial security!" How long have these been on your mind or your TO DO list? It can be exhaus...

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Clutter-free Gifting

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM

As a Professional Organizer about 20% of my work is actual organizing. The first 80% is often helping clients make decisions about their stuff. What do they use and love; and what to do with the rest? Most clients have ‘never used’ items - doesn’t fit, don’t care for it, what is it anyway? And yet it is kep...

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Five Biggest 'BUTS'

Posted on February 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM

#1 Client: i haven't used that (worn it) in years, BUT I might now. 

Response: If you are fearful of parting with something, think about it this way - items that no longer suit you are taking up space and preventin...

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Home Organizing - The Basics

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 7:00 AM

  • Keep a bin labeled "ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD" so every member of the household knows where to put items they are ready to let go. 
  • Assign specific 'zones' to all of the areas of your home - cupboards, closets, shelves and drawers. Have zones for sporting equipment, games and puzzles, office supplies, ...
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