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Enjoying Your Home in the Summertime

Summer is almost here, and New Englanders love to get out when it’s warm since winters are so long here. But is your home ready for the summer weather? Are you ready to sit on your porch or deck? Do you have the summer stuff (e.g., lawn chairs, deck chairs, tables, grill tools, bikes, screens) […]

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More about this organizer…

This month, I’d like to use this blog post to tell you a bit more about me. So if you’re interested, read on! I have owned my organizing business for two years as of this month, but if you were to ask any of my friends or family members, they’d tell you that I’ve been […]

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But I can do it myself…why do I need a professional organizer?

I was once asked why a professional organizer is needed when “we can all declutter.” This month’s blog post will outline two major benefits of hiring a professional organizer. Support Professional organizers provide a lot of support, both physical and emotional. We literally do the moving and lifting of things in a client’s home or […]

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The True Cost of Saving Things

We’ve all done it: saved those smaller-sized jeans so that someday we’ll wear them again. We’ve moved them from apartment to apartment, bought extra hangers for them, tried to make space in our closets for them, and felt bad each time we looked at them because yet another year has gone by, and we still […]

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Don’t Make a To-Do List!

Yes, you read that right: don’t make a to-do list. Here’s why…we all make to-do lists, and they end up just sitting there day after day, week after week, month after month. Here’s what works better: put your to-do items into your calendar. That’s right! Figure out what you have to do and then schedule […]

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Where is the Issue?

Many of us have ways to deal with stress; we go out for a run or we watch a movie or we snack or we do some online shopping or we might even call a friend. There are many ways — both positive and negative — to deal with stress, but have you ever wondered […]

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Buying Experiences Not Things

The holidays are here, and for many of us, that means buying gifts for our families and friends. Some of us have to also buy for a workplace Yankee Swap or other group get-together. But why do we buy into this?  (Pun intended.) I’d like to challenge us all this year and in future years […]

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Use of Space and Letting Go of Furniture

Having just moved a month ago, I’ve been very aware of how my old furniture fits (or doesn’t fit) in my new apartment. At this point, I’m definitely all moved in; you might even say that I’ve been moved in for the past 3.5 weeks. It did not take me long to set up and […]

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My Move

Living Minimally and Preparing for a Move I’m about to move into a new apartment. For many people, the idea of a move is stressful and difficult. You would think that for an organizer, and a minimalist as well, moving would be easy, well… It’s not that it has been difficult; in fact, I am […]

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Being Mindful

We’ve heard a lot lately about being mindful. But what does that mean, and how can it help in terms of organizing? Being mindful is being fully present in every moment. It sounds easy, but it is actually a little difficult for some of us and very difficult for others. Have you ever driven to […]

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