Tag Archives: clutter

5-minute organizing for earth day

The best thing you can do for the planet is to reduce your consumption, which takes no minutes. It does, however, take planning. A lot of clutter is created when people buy things they already have, but can’t find. That … Continue reading

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5 minute organizing

You might not think you can accomplish much in five minutes, but you really can make a difference in a short time. In five minutes you can complete one of these activities: Sort the mail Toss old newspapers Empty receipts … Continue reading

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reader question – should i keep old electronics?

When you buy new a toaster or speakers or cell phone, do you put the old one in the basement, just in case? Even if it’s broken? Whether it’s a broken coffee maker that could be used for parts, or … Continue reading

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the organizer comes clean on spring cleaning

I love a clean house and seeing sparkling surfaces bring me joy. I don’t particularly like to clean, however, so I’ve created a schedule that works for me. A few times a year I tackle areas that aren’t in my … Continue reading

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clutter roundup holiday edition

There are a lot of organizing “holidays” that have been created by different groups, for different reasons. This month’s Organize Your Home Office Day, Clutter Awareness Week, National Procrastination Week, National Consumer Protection Week and Financial Literacy Month offer opportunities … Continue reading

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organize your home office day

Saturday, March 11 is Organize Your Home Office Day. Whether or not you work at home, you probably have an area where you pay bills and keep records related to your health, finances, home, car, pets or hobbies. You don’t … Continue reading

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clutter and finances

January is National Financial Wellness Month. Fittingly, Washington Post finance columnist Michelle Singletary is examining the relationship between clutter and debt  this month with her #NoDebtNoMess Challenge. You may not realize all the ways clutter costs you money: When you … Continue reading

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