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When I started working as a Professional Organizer, I didn’t have a step-by-step process for working with my clients.  I quickly learned that it is as important to teach my clients organizing skills as it is to organize with them.  It is similar to the adage Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. …

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50 Things You Can Let Go of Now

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  What You Can Discard How to Dispose of 1.    Appliance manuals Recycle Access at www.manualsonline.com 2.    Art/wall décor that you are storing, because (fill in the blank) Sell or donate 3.    Books that are falling apart Will you read it again? Recycle 4.    Broken (anything) Will you fix it? Donate or toss 5.    Business…

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To Downsize or Not to Downsize?

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My Interview with JPS Newton Downsizing your home is a popular action to take after the kids leave home or you retire. But no one said it would be easy to sift through so many years’ worth of items to decide what stays and what goes! We reached out to Anne Blumer, a Certified Professional…

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I agree and I disagree, Marie

Photo of book Marie Kondo The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

You would have to be living under a rock (or a mountain of clothing) to have not heard about the new Netflix series, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo.  As a certified professional organizer, I was intrigued by Kondo’s book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  And, my clients…

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Get Rid of 100 Things Challenge

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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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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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Donation, Recycling, and Shredding Events and Resources

It is Spring Break in Portland and while many of you have escaped our grey and rainy weather some of you may be having a staycation and spending time spring cleaning and decluttering your home.   Once you have decluttered you probably have lots of stuff that needs to get out of your home.  Here are…

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Garage Organization Demystified

Does the thought of organizing your garage seem too daunting?  Do you wonder where to begin when you can’t even walk in there?  When was the last time you were able to park your car(s) in your garage? Let me help you get started–because sometimes that’s the hardest part!  Here’s how: Preparation Set aside an…

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