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Trash Talk And Decluttering

Our last chapter meeting of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals featured the perfect educational program for Earth Day: members of the Waste Diversion program from St. Louis County Department of Health spoke about trash and recycling. And it was fascinating! I thought I’d share some nuggets of information with you. Let’s talk…

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Decluttering Cookbooks When You Love Them

We were working in my client’s newly renovated kitchen finding new homes for its contents when we opened up box one of several boxes of cookbooks.  “The cookbooks! Where do they go!?” exclaimed Angela (not her real name, of course).  Angela loves her cookbooks. Prior to the renovation, the cookbooks resided in a bookshelf that…

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Awareness: The First Step of Decluttering

mind clutter

The wise organizing guru Barbara Hemphill stated, “Clutter is postponed decisions.” I believe that clutter can also result from thinking in a way that does not serve us well. How we think about our stuff, our time and ourselves shapes our decisions, our feelings and our actions. For reasons of economy the way we interact…

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What To Do With Tattered Socks, Tees & Underwear

  If your underwear, tee and sock drawers are overflowing with items that make you cringe, it is time for a purge. If you’re a person who doesn’t want to “waste” items just because they are in bad shape, I have good news for you. Underwear, tees, socks and bras can be discarded in a…

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What’s Rewarding About That Pile of School Stuff?

School is out for summer. Ya-hoo! On the downside, summer vacation means that all of the papers, projects, and books that lived in your child’s desk or locker are now taking up residence in your home.  And while it’s good to give your child a break from thinking about school, addressing the stack of school…

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