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Clutter Costs Money

Clutter Costs Money

Clutter costs money, a lot of money. Clutter has cash costs such as late charges on unpaid bills that got lost in the mess. I have even known a person to write the check, put it in the envelope, stamped it, then put it down waiting to be mailed. Because it was soon lost in the clutter, the bill was never paid, and late charges accrued. You could end up paying penalties on your taxes because...

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Perfectionism Creates Clutter

Perfectionism Creates Clutter

Clutter can build because of perfectionistic tendencies. When I say this to people, they don’t believe me. They imagine a perfectionist would have an immaculate house with no clutter in sight. Quite often the opposite is true. Perfectionism makes it hard to make a decision. National Association of Professional Organizers former president, Barbara Hemphill, states that “clutter is a...

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Organizing Around the Clock

Organizing Around the Clock

No, I don’t mean organizing 24 hours a day. I’m taking about a systematic way to organize a room by visualizing a clock face. This method will help you focus on just one area at a time, instead of zig-zagging all over the room.

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Organizing or Churning?

Organizing or Churning?

Are you organizing or churning? The definition of churning is to agitate with continued movement. If you’re churning cream the result is butter. If you’re trying to get organized, agitation results in a bigger mess. When you organize you make decisions and put things in an assigned location. When you do what Professional Organizers call churning, you move things around, but don’t make decisions about whether to keep them or where they should be stored.

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Free Organizing Containers

Free Organizing Containers

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on organizing products. You can even create your own from what may now be trash. We talk Free organizing containers.

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Baskets and Bins Will Finally Get Me Organized!

Baskets and Bins Will Finally Get Me Organized!

I have bins and baskets and boxes and I’m going to get organized! Have you been buying all the cool organizing products to get yourself organized? Organizing products alone will not magically get you organized. I own a sauté pan, and believe me, it has not made me a chef. When I go to clients’ homes, I am amazed at the number of bins, boxes and baskets they have stacked up in the clutter....

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