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Paper, Paper, Everywhere!

Paper, Paper, Everywhere!

  Another tax season is upon us.  As we gather the necessary documents, we are suddenly surrounded by…paper!   As an organizer, one of the most common questions that I am asked is how long to keep various types of paperwork. It can be overwhelming to try and...

Beware of Aspirational Clutter

Beware of Aspirational Clutter

  We all want to be better, do better and even look better, especially at the beginning of a new year. Aspirational clutter happens when we purchase something that we aspire or want to do, but don’t use it. Or we may use it a few times, then set it aside. This...

A Free Store

A Free Store

As we work together editing their belongings, my  clients often hear me say, “I can take that to the free store!”  They look at me puzzled.  “Yes, there is a store in my hometown, where everything is free, no questions asked",  They accept clothing, toys, household...

Create a Calm Space to Rest

Create a Calm Space to Rest

In today's fast-paced world, it's becoming increasingly important to have a calm and relaxing space to unwind in. With the constant stimulation and stress of modern life, our bedrooms should be a sanctuary where we can retreat and rejuvenate. A calming bedroom can...

Organize Your Printed Photos

Organize Your Printed Photos

It's time to do something with all those photos! Many times, when I help clients organize a space, a collection of photo albums, loose photos, or photos in shoe boxes are found.  The thought of organizing all these printed photos can be extremely overwhelming.  Most...

Pro Organizer Tips

- "This is the year I am going to get my home organized!"  I have been hearing these words from clients as we started the new year organizing together. January is "Get Organized & Be Productive (GO) Month", so it's a great time to give you a few "professional"...

Self Care-Love Your Home

Self Care-Love Your Home

  Self-care.    We think of many things when we hear this phrase.  Massage, yoga, a hot bath, an evening reading beside a fire (or candle), watching a movie, just to name a few.    Peggy DeLong, PsyD, an author and psychologist says this, “Self-care is the...

Fall is Coming!  Time To Get Your Pantry Ready

Fall is Coming! Time To Get Your Pantry Ready

      It seems fall brings us back to our kitchens.  Packing school lunches and snacks are a daily task.  Cooler temperatures make us think of meals cooked in the oven, instead of on the grill. August is the perfect time to prepare our pantries and...

How To Deal With “Sentimental Clutter”

How To Deal With “Sentimental Clutter”

Sentimental Clutter Most of us call them “keepsakes."  Organizers call them “sentimental clutter."  Whatever you prefer to call all the items that you have in your home from your children, your parents, your grandparents, even your own accomplishments, chances are...