Books: Valuable Collectibles or Kindling?

Last week was one of those where every client work day involved books. One client purged more than a half dozen boxes of books without a second thought. Another wanted to keep everything (even duplicates) because “every old book has value” and yet another wanted them organized by color of binding (that was a first for me!). […]

5 Easy Ways to Combat Kid Clutter

At this moment, I am not a mom. Well, I am but it’s to two cats. Sometimes when I go to friends’ homes and, not going to lie, the sheer amount of kids things overwhelms me. Until I get a glass of wine, all I see is kid clutter. Disclaimer: I’m not being judgmental; my […]

8 Ways Clutter is Costing You

Today finds many of us making New Year’s resolutions of one kind or another. Some of us want to lose weight, others want to quit smoking, still more want to get their finances in order. Take a look around yourself: how cluttered is your environment? Are you still surrounded by Christmas gifts because you do […]

Getting Organized: How to Start The Process

You’ve decided to organize your space and that’s great. After all, the first step is admitting you have a problem. I’m mostly joking 🙂 Check out this blog where I address many of the awesome motivations for getting organized.  Now, let’s break down the process. Getting organized requires a CONSTANT EFFORT. Slow and steady really does win the […]

Can you Believe its Already October?!

Wow. How are we already in the last quarter of the year? As friends’ posts of “Yea, October!” flooded my feed and Halloween decorations began popping up around the neighborhood, I realized how much pressure people put on themselves during the upcoming holidays and how extremely stressful the “best time of the year” can be. […]

Hoarding

Check out this great article on hoarding by Linda Melone. Here is the original posting. You’re buying things a second time because you lost the first ones you purchased. You can’t fit your car in the garage because it’s jam-packed with junk. If this sounds like you, you probably aren’t a hoarder – particularly if all […]

Meredith’s Pick – Drawer Organizers

There are, literally, thousands of organizational products from which to choose. One of my favorites is also one of the least expensive: collapsable drawer organizers. I have read some productivity people suggest never folding socks or underwear, as it’s a huge waste of time. Sorry, I just threw up a little in my mouth. The thought of living […]

Online Resale – I Purged My Closet. Now What?

Congratulations! You’re ready to let go of those items you no longer wear. Now what? Brick-and-mortar consignment and retail shops have made way for online resale which is quickly outgrowing them. But which online resale site should you use to resell your gently used items? Here’s a brief comparison of the top 9 sites. Click […]