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3 Steps To Purge Decorations You No Longer Use For The Holidays (Any Holiday)

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We are about to enter that time of year when some people decorate the inside and outside of their homes with seasonal decor. It seems we hit the pause button on seasonal decorations during the summer but once the temperature starts to drop it’s time to decorate again. Like everything else in your house it’s a good idea to only keep the decorations that you truly love and to purge decorations that you don’t use. Here are 3 steps to take to purge decorations you no longer want to use 1. Find the decorations Find all the holiday decorations you…

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6 Gifts For The Organized Person In Your Life That They Will Truly Appreciate

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Have you started your holiday shopping? No? With the holidays looming (as of the writing of this post there are 98 days until Christmas) it’s a good idea to begin now. Some people are harder to buy for than others. I did a little searching online and came up with these 6 gifts that the organized person in your life may truly appreciate. I bet you will like one or more of them. Here are 6 gift ideas for the organized person in your life that they will use and truly appreciate. 1. Keep your car organized There’s little worse…

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Help Diane, Why Can’t I Stay Organized?

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I often have clients reach out to me with this question. They say that they know how to organize. Sorting, recycling, tossing, and even putting things away is not a problem for them. Organizing skills are not a problem for them and so they ask, “why can’t I stay organized?” The answer is simple. Organized is not a destination, it is a state of being. People think that they can organize a space once and that it is done. The fact is that it is never done for more than a day. That is unless you don’t use the space,…

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How To Organize Your Life When You Are Overwhelmed

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It’s hard to imagine that you can EVER organize your life when you are feeling overwhelmed by all that you need to do. Everything in your life may feel equally important. Many things and people may be virtually (and actually) shouting for your attention. You may have lots of thoughts running around in your head that you keep telling yourself are important. Some of these may involve multi-step projects to complete, errands to run, chores, emails, etc. It’s probably exhausting you to keep remembering to remember.  As a professional organizer I am here to tell you it’s possible to organize…

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When Someone Has A Well-Organized Life, What Does That Really Mean?

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Having a well-organized life does not mean that nothing is ever out of place because that would be boring. Honestly, if you ask ten people what it means to have a well-organized life and you will most likely get ten different answers. I will answer what this means to me personally as well as what it means to me as a professional organizer. Here are the 5 key components to a well-organized life 1. Routines to follow Someone with a well-organized life has routines to follow that allow them to close the loop with their chores. This does not mean…

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Clutter and Anxiety: 5 Hacks To Keep Your Worries In Check As You Declutter Your Home

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Does the mere thought of removing the clutter from your house fill you with anxiety? This is not an unusual phenomenon. Clutter and anxiety sometimes walk hand-in-hand. The clutter in our homes can make us anxious and then when we go to remove the clutter, we worry if we are doing the ‘right’ thing. It is one heck of a big catch-22. If this is something that haunts you, I have 5 hacks to share with you. Before I share my hacks with you, I want you to know that one of the most important things to remember is the…

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Feeling Sad After Decluttering? You’re Not Alone

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Some people think that if they are living in a filled-up and cluttered home creating a well-organized home will automatically make them happier. In many cases, this is true. People are usually relieved that the over-abundance of things is gone. There is open space and things are put away. There’s very little clutter, so why are other people feeling sad after decluttering? Since I am a professional organizer and not a therapist, I can only tell you what I have learned from my clients. 4 Reasons for feeling sad after decluttering Change comes with mixed emotions Anticipating change can be…

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5 Tips To Get Organized Without Losing It

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Almost everyone wants to be more organized than they are in one or more areas of their home or life. Sometimes people postpone, delay, or procrastinate organizing an area because it brings up too many emotions. They feel overwhelmed. We know that organizing can be an emotional and difficult process. Is it possible to get organized without losing it and becoming a complete wreck? As a professional organizer, I’m here to tell you that, yes, it is possible to get organized without throwing a tantrum, dissolving in tears, or becoming so filled with emotion that you can’t do anything. Think…

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Getting Organized Can Be An Emotional Process: Top 3 Reasons To Do It Anyway

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Getting organized can be an emotional process. This is true even for people with very few things to organize. Some things that are in our homes just tug on our heart strings. We know we have no use for them, but we also don’t know what to do with them. It is even harder when emotions get in the way. Once that happens it is challenging to make progress. The logical information our brain needs to make informed decisions just doesn’t make it past those tough emotions. This stops us in our tracks. Even though it is tempting to avoid…

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Celebrating the 4th of July

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Are you celebrating the 4th of July? There are lots of different ways to celebrate when we are gifted with a 4-day weekend. Some people will travel and spend the weekend with friends and/or family. Others will participate in local parades or celebrations. Then there are those who will enjoy a quiet weekend alone. I was talking with a friend recently she said her husband and son are going on a fishing trip this weekend. My friend went on to say that she is going to celebrate and enjoy the holiday weekend by doing things around the house that she…

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