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Tip Tuesday – A Space for Waste

A space for waste…is never a wasted space! I recommend to all of my clients that EVERY room (except for a formal dining or living room) must have some dedicated waste bin! It can be as big as a 50-gallon bin for yard waste, or as small as an empty tissue box in your laundry…

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Tip Tuesday – Manage Your Memorabilia

Are you the sentimental type? Do you still have Valentines from elementary school while your own kids are in college? I encourage you to manage your memorabilia according to the following mantras: “Does it bring me happy memories?” Don’t save that breakup letter (text or email either) from the guy that broke your heart. You…

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Tip Tuesday – Tactical Travel

As temperatures climb, and the end-of-school countdown begins, you may be planning a summer getaway. Whether you’re flying or driving to your destination, you can benefit from some universal packing strategies: The first simple step you should take is creating a personalized packing list. There are many templates online to choose from to customize to your needs. Be…

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Tip Tuesday – Heel to Toe

At the Met Gala last night, we saw some gorgeous shoes on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum. Do you want your shoes and your closet looking like the celebrities’? Just follow this simple fashion tip: display them heel to toe! For each pair you own, show one shoe with the heel facing out, and show its match…

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Tip Tuesday – Keep to the Container

You should always let the container determine its contents. For example, a carton of milk holds 8 ounces. Try and fit an ounce more, and it will be full to overflowing. Similarly, you don’t want to fill your home so full that it is overflowing. This concept applies to all the containers in your home, and…

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Tip Tuesday – One In, One Out

One organizing mantra that you’ll find everywhere is “One IN, One OUT,” and I could not agree more with this principle! In fact, I suggest my clients try to do “TWO for ONE,” and discard two items for every one they bring into their homes.  Keeping to this mantra is easy, so long as you…

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Tip Tuesday – After Tax Tasks

Today is the day: U.S. income taxes are due! So you’ve turned in your taxes, but what NOW? It’s time to archive the documents you may need in the rare case of an audit or mistake. But WHAT documents do you need to keep, and HOW LONG do you need to keep them? See Nerd Wallet‘s…

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Tip Tuesday – Prevent Piles

The aphorism “nature abhors a vacuum” rings especially true when it comes to maintaining clutter-free spaces. Creating a totally blank space where there was once a towering pile is counterproductive—that empty area inevitably becomes filled with clutter again. To prevent those pesky piles, I encourage my clients to PURPOSEFULLY FILL the cleared space, not with…

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Tip Tuesday – Progress Over Perfection

Every day I remind my clients, and myself, of the mantra: “Good and DONE is better than perfect and ​NONE!”​ What do I mean by this? That it’s more beneficial to get started on a task, and get something accomplished, than to put a task off until it can be executed absolutely “perfectly.” So be…

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