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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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#7 Plan out your space

Last month, we discussed breaking down the necessary tasks for your downsize or move, and now it’s time for the next tip in our Top 10 list: “#7 Plan out your space”. Identifying in advance the amount of room you will have and understanding what will actually fit into your…

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Great Expectations

Organizing a home or office is a very attainable goal but is often approached with unrealistic expectations. Some people think that with a small block of time, a little bit of work and a few new containers, their space can become “perfect”, just like the spaces on television that are…

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#8 Break into smaller tasks

Coming in at number 8 in our top 10 ways to make your move or downsize easier is “Break larger tasks down into more manageable and practical pieces.” Accomplishing a large project like moving or downsizing can be overwhelming if you view it as a whole. When the job is…

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Clutter Excuses

“I might need it someday” – You fear getting rid of something only to realize a few months or even years later that you might have been able to use it. You have probably held on to that item for a long time already, and it is either no longer…

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#9 Start Early

Last month, we considered how making a plan will help to reduce the stress of the downsizing and moving process. Once you’ve formulated your plan, the next piece of advice is to begin the preparation process with plenty of time before actual move date. It has taken years to accumulate…

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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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#10 Make a plan

This month, we look at the first of 10 tips for de-stressing your move or downsize: Make a plan. Perhaps you have made the big decision to move or downsize your home. Maybe it’s just being considered as a possibility at this time and you want to start preparing yourself…

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Organizing… it’s more than tidying up

Some people feel that if they simply tidy up a space, it will be organized. These two actions are actually quite different. Tidying is defined as making something neat in appearance, whereas organizing means to arrange and to make more effective. Tidying up is a great thing to do if you want…

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Top 10 List for Downsizing or Moving

You hear or see them everywhere. Some lists are based on researched statistics while others are just made up to be fun. There are lists of the top 10 movies, the top 10 places to visit, the top 10 important vitamins, and even the top 10 plays of last night’s game….

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The Importance of Priorities

As the new year begins many people define resolutions and set goals for the year ahead. This is a great way to work towards success or change in any aspect of life, including the organizing of your life and home. However, we often have a difficult time sticking to our resolutions or…

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