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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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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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SIMPLIFY your downsize or Move – Involve others

Last month, we looked at “L” of SIMPLIFY where we considered letting go of items while keeping the memories or sentiments that are attached to them. Now we move onto the “I” – Involve others. Moving and downsizing can be stressful emotionally, physically and mentally. It can become overwhelming to do…

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Free time?

Are you finding it hard to have any free time this summer? Is it difficult to find downtime? Does life seem to keep going at its fast pace and you find it hard to take a break? Do you have something you want to do but never get around to it?…

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Let go of the rest- but keep the memories (part 2)

As we work our way through the acrostic of SIMPLIFY, we last looked at “L” for “Let go of the rest”. This month we look at another aspect of letting go which is keeping the memories or sentiments attached while letting go of the physical item. Some possessions are easy…

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Traveling or Vacationing? Come back with more memories than mementos

Many of us will head out for a time of adventure or relaxation this summer. Vacations are wonderful, full of memories and often a time when we buy or collect special items. Keeping mementos/reminders: You had a great time on your trip and you’d like to remember the different places…

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Let go of the rest (Part 1)

We are working our way through the word SIMPLIFY, with each letter representing a step to make your downsize or move easier. Last month we looked at “P” which stood for “pick what is most important”. Once you have taken the time to think through what is most important 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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Pick What is Most Important

Last month, we looked at “M” of SIMPLIFY where we measured or figured out what will fit our needs and fit our space. Now that we have an idea of how much will fit, we have the task of choosing what we will keep and what we will let go…

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Spring Fling – Closet Organizing

Let’s continue our spring fling, identifying 4 household items and providing brief tips about how to declutter those particular items. Each task will take you about 10 minutes as you sort, evaluate and fling.  By the end of spring you’ll be able to take a deep breath and enjoy a…

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Measure What Will Fit

Last month we looked at “I” of S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y your downsize or move. We considered how the downsizing process is a great time to “Imagine” our new stage in life and to make our possessions align. This month we consider the “M” or Measure what will fit. Whether you are moving…

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Spring Fling- Kitchen continued

Spring has arrived and it’s feels great! Hopefully you are feeling good about the organizing progress you have already made with our Spring Fling. If you missed out last month, it’s not too late to be a part of this fun way to simplify and organize. Each month this spring,…

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