The Clutter Challenge

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Clutter is an ever present problem. It’s got the creep factor where you see a bit here and there and then all of a sudden full surfaces and even rooms are out of control! The compound effect is never more evident than with stuff. I’ll remind you, clutter, by definition is a delayed decision. This brings in a challenge! A … Read More

When Something no Longer Serves You

We acquire things typically in two ways – either we inherit (from family or friends) them or we purchase them. Just because we are given something doesn’t mean it is useless. We may not have planned to purchase them but when we have it we use it. Think of a hutch that you can now display entertaining pieces rather than … Read More

Simple Colors

I recently took a vacation to a cute little town in Vermont.  During my stay at a B&B, my husband noted the mugs and dishes used from the pottery place up the road.  We decided to stop in to check it out. Walking in, it felt like what a massage would look like.  All white walls, light pine floors and … Read More

The Maybe’s

How much of your clutter is “the maybe’s?”  Maybe I will take a trip there.  Maybe I will use that in a project.  Maybe I will fit into those pants again.  These are the things we have questions on and weigh us down with indecision. So, where does all the current trip planning, current projects and current pants stand out?  … Read More

NAPO 2017 Conference

NAPO Conference 2017 Well, I just got back from the 2017 National Association for Professional Organizers conference in Pittsburgh.  This is only my second time attending but both times have been a wealth of information and a sea of organizers!  I plan on attending more sooner rather than later. As organizers, we have the ability to take a variety of … Read More

Movie Time

Movies, most people love to watch movies.  The stories they tell, the enjoyment they bring.  We all have our favorites, right?!?  Well, we can’t love them all. If you buy a lot of movies then chances are you have a large library of movies at home.  And chances are you may have some in formats that you no longer use … Read More

Limits

Limits are super helpful when you have an area that you just can’t seem to keep in check.  Limits can be for your time, money, things, relationships; almost anything. A great quote on limits is from “The Power of Less” by Leo Babauta.  “A life without limits is taking a cup of red dye and pouring it into the ocean, … Read More

Duplicity

I see this a lot in homes, a new bed is bought because well you need it and suddenly you decide the old one is still useful so you put it in the basement.  New couch? Well, let’s place the old one in the basement with the other couch that we actually bought for the space as a spare.  Because … Read More

Less is More

Less is more.  I see this statement a lot with organizing and minimalism articles, posts, advertisements and such. What does this really mean? Well, let me explain.  By less, this means less belongings in all areas.  Less paper, less clothing, less toys, less stuff and maybe less obligations that are negative.  When you have less stuff, it naturally takes less … Read More

2017 – A year of Less Stuff

If you are feeling overwhelmed with that state of clutter in your home, make 2017 a year of less stuff! There are so many ways you can do this so pick some or all of the items below to achieve your goal.  Try to let go of 1 thing per day to either a donation box or to trash/recycling. Choose … Read More