Tips for organizing your garage

Organizing a Garage

The weather here in New England is still nice enough to do some outside and garage work.  I’m sure by now, the outside furniture, hoses, umbrellas, etc are finding their way into the basement or garage … or soon to be.  If they go into the garage, it’s a great time to be sure your garage is organized and able…

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What Memories Are Hindering Your Organizing Progress?

“Listen – what you are talking about are memories — just memories.  You have to put them in a shoebox and retire them.  One thing I’ve learned is that everyday is a new thing; a chance to start again.  Give life a chance.  Grab a hold of it now.” From the Walton’s Show I am such a lover of the…

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Children’s Important School Work

It’s really almost here … the First Day of School. Today is August 20th and many schools have started already. Are you ready? Or are you starting to feel overwhelmed by the routines, scheduled activities and the abundant of papers that will come into your home? Of course our children (and even parents) think all that paperwork is critically important…

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6 Ways Clutter Affect Your Health!

“This doesn’t bother me. I’m ok with it.” “I’m doing this organizing project for my husband/wife.” “I’m able to find what I need.” “I know where everything is.”   Are these words or statements you have said in the past … or are currently saying? These are statements I hear many times from new clients. But today I want to…

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Keeping the Memory … Not the Item!

Working as a Health, Wellness and Organizational Coach helping individuals (mostly seniors) downsize, has shown me a reoccurring problem among this population. They are usually a couple or individual who has lived in their home for 30, 40, 50 and even 60 years and have many wonderful and precious “treasures.” The only problem is no one else looks at those…

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31-Day De-Cluttering Challenge Check In!

By now you should be half way through this 31-Day De-Cluttering Challenge. How is it going? Are you able to each day gather the focused item and purge or are you finding reasons to hold onto them? Now please understand that just because I am suggesting an item each day for purging does not mean you need to purge if…

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31 Things You Can Toss in The Next 31 Days!

When I do speaking engagements as a Professional Organizer,  I always do them “hands on.” I want my audience to walk away with something they can physically do when they get home. So I’ll usually hand them a list of items that I want them to check off to see if they have them in their home. If they do,…

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Simplest Tip for Organizing!

Yesterday I spent a part of my day doing laundry. Don’t like to be doing work (unless totally necessary) on a Sunday. Saturday is my laundry and clean house day. But I was gone most of Saturday having a little fun with some neighbors and then tending to my mom’s needs. So Sunday was my laundry day. After I had…

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Children’s Artwork and Paperwork – How to Organize!

As a continuation from my last Blog Post on Children’s Toys – How to Organize!  I want to continue with children and organizing their Artwork. This is an area many parents struggle with … especially if they have a large family. It truly is impossible to store every art piece from every child for the 18 years of their educational/school…

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Children’s Toys – How to Organize!

Toys are one of the hardest areas to deal with in the home as a parent. The littler your children are, the bigger the toys. As they get older, the toys get smaller. At least you have that to look forward to. But what can you do now to manage all these toys and create a home that doesn’t feel…

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