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What is virtual organizing? Virtual organizing is a process for getting organized through the use of telephone, email, photographs, Zoom Video Conference, FaceTime, or other technology. The primary difference between on-site organizing and virtual organizing is clients don’t have our hands to help you move and sort your items. “Our expertise, your hands.” It can…

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Congratulations, you have made the tough decision it is time to downsize your home. Whether that choice was made to reduce your carbon footprint on our fragile planet or to make life easier with less to manage or born of the desire to age in place, thousands of little decisions await you. The challenge of…

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Taking a minimalist approach both at home and at work helps eliminates the clutter and chaos that exists in our daily lives. Much like Marie Kondo has been promoting the Japanese art of decluttering and urging everyone to release what doesn’t “spark joy”, minimalism is a tool that can help you rid yourself of life’s excess in…

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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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  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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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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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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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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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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