Author Archives: Marcie Lovett

the organizer comes clean…on books

If you want to motivate yourself to clean up and clear out, invite someone to stay over. Having company is a great motivator for decluttering.   If that’s too much pressure, rearrange your furniture instead. When you have to empty … Continue reading

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reader question – organizing a guest room

Thanksgiving is a little more than two weeks away and, for many people, company keeps on coming until the beginning of January. A reader asked how to prepare, so they don’t end up tossing clutter in bags and hiding them … Continue reading

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productivity roundup – recharge your batteries

Productivity is not about getting more done. It’s about getting the important stuff done so you have time for the things you enjoy. You may not realize that eating, sleeping, social connections and overall mental health have a greater impact … Continue reading

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step away from the scissors

There are lots of ways to show you care for people. Giving them stuff they don’t want is not one of them. This isn’t about gift giving in the traditional sense. (That would be this post.) This is about cutting … Continue reading

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crime prevention month

October is National Crime Prevention Month. It’s getting dark earlier, which makes it easier for criminals to take advantage of opportunities. Here are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself and your property: *Pay attention. Remember where … Continue reading

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the organizer comes clean – on dust

I hate to dust. Yes, I’ve said it before, and it’s still true. I think it’s because dusting is interminable. Ten minutes after you finish, the surfaces are sprinkled with dust again. If I weren’t so allergic to dust, I’d … Continue reading

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too good to use

Last week I was talking to a client about why people save things, instead of using them. Thinking that something is “too good” to use now, and putting it away for some magical moment, simply causes clutter. When you don’t … Continue reading

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