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Spring Fling – Kitchen

Spring is right around the corner!  This is usually a time for spring cleaning, but this year, I would encourage you to think of it as a spring fling.  Instead of cleaning things and putting them back, take a look at the things in your home and start “flinging” the…

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Organizing starts with the heart

February is a month where we think about hearts. Valentine’s Day focuses on those who are special to us, and American Heart Month raises awareness about women and heart disease. But what does organizing have to do with the heart? Organizing is a process that involves using your heart, your…

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Organizing your Garage

Ga-rage Noun a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles     Is it really? A US Department of Energy study shows that 25 percent of people with 2 car garages do not park cars in the garage while 32 percent only have room for 1 car…

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The Home Office

We all know that the home office can present an organizing challenge. No matter how hard you might try, it seems like there are always obstacles. Several of the common trouble spots are the piles of paper, the accumulation of receipts, the disappearance of usable desk surface and the never…

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Getting a New Perspective

When does a dresser stop being a dresser?  Or a coffee table, a coffee table?  The answer: when it becomes a hallway storage chest or an entertainment center.   Moving away from the traditional use of an item or space is referred to as repurposing, and it enables you to…

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Imagine your new life

This year we are looking at the downsizing process and using S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y to help us get started on what is often an overwhelming process. Each letter of the word “simplify” stands for a step that is needed along the way to make your downsize successful. Last month we looked at…

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Spring Fling – Kitchen

Spring is right around the corner!  This is usually a time for spring cleaning, but this year, I would encourage you to think of it as a spring fling.  Instead of cleaning things and putting them back, take a look at the things in your home and start “flinging” the…

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State your goal

Last month, we considered the downsizing process and how sometimes it can get overwhelming. It can be hard to know where to start the process and what steps are actually needed along the way. We used the acrostic of S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y to start to help us through the process. State your…

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SIMPLIFY your Downsize

Downsizing often gets a bad rap. However downsize simply means to economize or rationalize. It is being thoughtful or intentional about what we have or do.   The downsizing process can feel overwhelming. You can feel uncertain as to where to start or how to accomplish it, jumping from item…

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Organizing starts with the heart

February is a month where we think about hearts. Valentine’s Day focuses on those who are special to us, and American Heart Month raises awareness about women and heart disease. But what does organizing have to do with the heart? Organizing is a process that involves using your heart, your…

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What’s your 2018 resolution?

Getting organized is one of the top five New Year’s resolutions.  Why?  It is because organization eliminates chaos and stress.  We are able to save money, and we have more time to enjoy life.  Getting organized is a great resolution…but how do you follow through on it?   Every month…

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Settling into your New Home

Moving day is over and you are standing amid the many unpacked boxes.  You feel overwhelmed and don’t know what to do next.  Everything is new and unfamiliar – your floor plan, your appliances, your neighborhood, and even your shopping and dining spots. What should you do next? Where will…

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Giving Clutter Free Gifts

It’s that time of year when we begin to consider what gifts we will give to the people in our lives. Giving gifts is a great way we show them that we care. We put a lot of effort into these gifts, but it is still often a challenge to…

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Bedrooms Require Intentional Organizing

All rooms require planning and deliberate actions when organizing, but the bedroom requires special attention if it is going to fulfill its true purpose: serenity. Most people want their bedroom to be a sanctuary, a peaceful place they can escape at the end of the day. It is their retreat…

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From Here to There

Moving your household goods involves more than just getting them from one place to another. There are details to consider and many decisions to make along the way. One important decision is whether you are going to hire movers, do the moving yourself, or a combination of the two. Below…

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