Tag: de-cluttering


End of School Preparation- Tips for Organizing Kids’ Clothes

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May 2018

End of School Preparation- Tips for Organizing Kids’ Clothes

End of School Preparation- Tips for Organizing Kids’ Clothes With warmer temperatures, school ending soon, and family vacations to look forward to, Summer can be a wonderful chance to unwind and spend quality time with family and friends. But Summer also has its organizational challenges, especially with finding the time to changeover seasonal clothing and store away cold weather items. Don’t wait until school’s out...

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Warm Up Your Closet for Fall!

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Oct 2017

Warm Up Your Closet for Fall!

Warm Up Your Closet for Fall! With a few very chilly mornings under our belt here in Boston, it’s clear that Fall is upon us. And with that, comes the need for a seasonal closet review and mostly likely switch. Unless you own very little clothing or have a very large closet, you probably need to store off-season clothing in a less-accessible location – such...

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Preparing for your Stress-Free Move!

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Jul 2017

Preparing for your Stress-Free Move!

Preparing for Your Stress-Free Move! We don’t know too many people who love to pack, but if you are getting ready for a big move, there are some smart moves you can make to at least take advantage of a prime de-cluttering opportunity and ward off last minute stress. 1) Plan ahead as much as possible. In most cases, a move or home project is...

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Making Your Donations Count at Tax Time

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Mar 2015

Making Your Donations Count at Tax Time

Getting into the habit of making donations of your gently used clothing and household goods is a great way to keep your space clutter free! But beyond keeping your space in check, making donations has other benefits, including keeping usable items out of landfills, providing items to organizations who can do some good with them, and of course getting items to those in need. But...

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Get Organized Challenge: Celebrate Your Successes

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Feb 2014

Get Organized Challenge: Celebrate Your Successes

Last week, we wrapped up our Get Organized Challenge: 5 Weeks to a More Organized You. Over the course of the challenge we focused on developing 5 healthy organizing habits that, when practiced regularly, can lead you down the path to happily organized. Just to recap, those 5 healthy habits are: Buy less stuff. The less you buy, the less you have to unload, store,...

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Get Organized Challenge Week 5: One In, One Out

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Feb 2014

Get Organized Challenge Week 5: One In, One Out

Wow – time flies when you’re working on your organizing super powers! Over the last 4 weeks, we’ve practiced buying less stuff, making sure the stuff you have passes the test, making a home for everything in your home, and cleaning up as you go. We’ve also reminded ourselves that it’s not about being perfect but about practicing new skills that we can keep coming...

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Get Organized Challenge Week 4: Clean Up As You Go

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Jan 2014

Get Organized Challenge Week 4: Clean Up As You Go

Here we are – week 4 of our Get Organized Challenge: 5 Weeks to a More Organized You! By now, you’re buying less stuff, making sure the stuff you have passes the test, and making a home for everything in your home. Or at least you’re working on it. I’m a realist – it’s not about rigidly following these healthy habits 100% of the time...

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Get Organized Challenge Week 3: Make a Home for Everything!

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Jan 2014

Get Organized Challenge Week 3: Make a Home for Everything!

It’s hard to believe, but we’re already on Week 3 of our 2014 Get Organized Challenge. If you’d like to catch up, you can check out the first two posts and brush up on the organizing skills we’ve already started practicing: 1) Buy less stuff and 2) Give your stuff the “Do I need it, do I use it, do I love it?” test. We...

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Get Organized Challenge Week 2: Does it pass the test?

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Jan 2014

Get Organized Challenge Week 2: Does it pass the test?

If you’ve been following along with us, you know that last week we decided to kick off 2014 with our Get Organized Challenge: 5 Weeks to a More Organized You. Our plan is to focus on one new organizing skill each week with the goal of getting ourselves into amazing organizational shape. Last week’s challenge/skill was to buy less stuff – the point being to...

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Take the Get Organized Challenge: 5 Weeks to a More Organized You

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Jan 2014

Take the Get Organized Challenge: 5 Weeks to a More Organized You

We thought we’d start off the year with a healthy little dose of organizing inspiration. No, not the “you can makeover your house in a weekend” sort of inspiration, but rather the realistic and effective variety, which we think is a lot more useful. So the truth is, being organized is not about a specific product or storage solution or even about the perfect routine...

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