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Questions on the Road to Organization

We have all heard that the destination of organization is “a place for everything and everything in its place”. But how do you get from where you are now to that organized place? Here are several questions you should consider along the way. What purpose does the room serve? Each…

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Fall Fling – October

How did your digital fall fling go last month? Isn’t it great to be able to easily find your digital files, photos and apps? This month we will look at items that tend to accumulate around our homes without realizing it. They are books, unused picture frames, pet supplies, and…

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Spring Fling – in and around the bathroom

Summer is right around the corner! That means our spring fling is coming to an end. This month our spring fling will be focusing on the little items in and around the bathroom. We will identify 4 items and provide brief tips about how to declutter these items. Each task…

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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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D.E.C.K. the Halls with….

wreaths, bells, ornaments, stockings, candles, pillows, centerpieces… It’s December, and the holidays are fast approaching! Many of us either have already decorated or are looking forward to doing so very soon. We pull out the many boxes and bins of decorations that are stored away year after year and begin…

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# 1 Ask for Help!

The number one tip to de-stress your move is… (drum roll please)… Ask for help! Moving and downsizing can be stressful emotionally, physically and mentally. It can become overwhelming to do it all yourself, so seek out the help of others. Those around you might not be aware of your…

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Don’t throw it in the trash

November 15th is “America Recycles Day”! This is a great reminder to think twice before dropping things in the trash. As you sort through your belongings and organize your home, you may find items that you no longer need or want. Keep an eye out for multiples or items that…

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#2 Prepare for Moving Day

It’s just around the corner: the move to your new home. You have been working hard to prepare for the big event. You have created a floor plan and figured out exactly what will fit in your new space. You have sorted through your possessions and even decided to let…

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SMILE- Photo Organizing

Why do we take and keep photos? Pictures tell stories, stories of our lives and the things around us. When asked “What 3 things would you take with you if a disaster hit your home?”, almost all responses included pictures. Our photos are important to us. They hold memories and…

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#3 Stay in touch

Moving is a great opportunity to meet new people and get involved in different organizations. However, moving away doesn’t mean you cannot stay in touch with all the friends and contacts that you already have. Taking time to notify them of your new address and contact information is an important…

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“Be Prepared- Not Scared”*

Be ready for disasters Are you equipped for either a personal or local disaster? Do you have a family emergency plan in place? Could you find your important documents at a moment’s notice? Do you have emergency supplies easily accessible? September is National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes, you do…

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# 4 Letting Go

One of the hardest things to do when you are downsizing is to let go of your possessions. It is difficult to get rid of them not only because of their sentimental attachment as we discussed last month but also because we know they have value. We want to be…

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Simplify your life

We all tend to live complicated and busy lives and could use simplification of one or more areas. I encourage you to take time this week or throughout the month to make an effort to pare down aspects of your life. Here are a few things to consider as you…

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#5 Save the Memories

Everyone has possessions that are kept not necessarily for their usefulness but rather for the associated emotional value. When you identify an object that is treasured for its memories or the feeling it evokes, you should ask yourself the following questions: Is the item something that should carefully be preserved…

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