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Posts Tagged ‘decluttering’

Cash and Community

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I’m in the middle of a calm decluttering. Calm because it’s entirely voluntary. I’m conducting it strictly at my chosen pace. It’s catching me some cash: I’m letting go of things by selling them on Facebook Marketplace. If something doesn’t sell on Marketplace, I’ll experiment with OfferUp, Nextdoor, letgo and similar. I want to know how those…

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Graduation

Professional Organizers remind themselves, often and steadfastly, that we can’t want change for our clients more than our clients want change for themselves. We can’t force them to adopt new habits, mindsets, preferences or even a new kind of file folder. And that’s imperative – change is always something which each of us needs to…

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I’m going to call it…

“The Kondo Konsequence.” I’m quoting an email I just got, leaving out the name of the shop to protect the innocent. “At Capacity Wow! Everyone sure has been cleaning house! Due to an overwhelming amount of consignments coming in this week, and being short-staffed we won’t be accepting consignments the rest of this week. Next…

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How to Store Your Kids Sentimental Items Long-Term

Perfect timing for the re-release of this November 3, 2018 Sparefoot article by Rachel Hartman – just after the holidays, just before Valentine’s Day, and heading into the stretch towards the end of the school year.   How to Store Your Kids Sentimental Items Long-Term   When a child enters your life, a mass of clothes,…

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Why Hire Professional Organizers? – Client Side

The Client Side – I love this review as advice for anyone thinking of hiring an Organizer, forget whether someone chooses to work with me or not!!! Robin has so perfectly captured how a pro can help, I’m in awe. If the process can’t be fun, it (almost, grin) might not be worth it. Lauren…

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Spark joy by Marie Kondo

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I disliked Ms. Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I’m warmer to Spark Joy: an illustrated master class on the art of organizing and tidying up. It’s significantly gentler: Ms. Kondo has softened her “my way or else” invocations, acknowledging that people can use other approaches  to their…

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