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Posts by Anne Blumer

Get Rid of 100 Things Challenge

Getting organized is one of the top two new years’ resolutions.  Getting started on that resolution is often a block.  If it is for you, I invite you to take the Get Rid of 100 Things Challenge.  It will get you started gently and quickly and much easier than taking on an entire room or…

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10 Organizing Practices to Keep You Organized in the New Year

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Getting organized is often the easy part. Staying organized is challenging for many people because it requires a change in your behaviors to create new habits that support your organizing systems.  Here are our top 10 organizing practices to keep you organized. 1.  One in—one out When something new comes into your home, something must leave.…

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Top 6 Excuses for Keeping Stuff

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Excuse #1: “I might need it someday.” Look at each item as though you were packing it (or not) for a move. Does it still have a purpose in your life today? Ask yourself, “If I were to move this item, where would it live in my home?” Why isn’t it living there in your…

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10 Ways How a Professional Organizer Impacts Their Client’s Life

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Finds the best place for all of her client’s belongings and recommends storage solutions to maximize her space. Provides her client with resources for donations and resellers. This makes it easier for her client to let go of the things she no longer uses or loves. Helps her client (a mom with a demanding career) organize her…

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20 Questions to Ask About Your Stuff

Do you struggle with letting go of your stuff?  Here are 20 questions you can ask yourself about your stuff that might help you decide to let go: Practical Questions 1. Is it useful or beautiful to you? 2. Is it a duplicate? 3. Is this the best place for it? 4. When’s the last…

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5 Tips on how to be an Ideal Houseguest

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Here are 5 houseguest etiquette tips to get you invited to visit again and again. 1.  Be thoughtful and grateful. Bring a small gift that you think your hosts will enjoy.  Such as a box of chocolates, a bottle of wine, or something representative of your hometown.  Or, treat your host to a dinner out. …

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5 Ways to Prepare for Overnight Houseguests

How to be a Memorable Host to your Houseguests 1.  Welcome! Hopefully, you can be home when your guests arrive.  However, sometimes that is not possible due to work or other commitments.  Have a spare key available and tell guests where you hid it if you won’t be home when they arrive.  Or, if you have…

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October is ADHD Awareness Month

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When you have ADHD you feel like you are the only who feels the way you do.  I’m sharing a client story (with her permission) and maybe after reading it, you won’t feel as alone. Angela discovered and communicated to me that she was diagnosed with ADHD when her son was diagnosed with ADHD. When…

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Our Top 3 Questions about Time and Budget on Organizing Projects

As with most professions, fees vary widely based on experience, geographic location, and the type of services requested. Many organizing and productivity professionals charge by the hour, while others offer packages or charge by the project.  The top 3 questions we are asked about time and budget on organizing projects are: #1.  How long will it…

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