Posts tagged "declutter"

Simplify Your Life Week; 10 simple things you can do

This week is national “Simplify your Life” week. With crazy schedules and growing responsibilities, we are all looking for ways to simplify our lives and cut corners. Here are some of my tops tips: 1. Limit the incoming- Limit what comes in your life. Paper, mail, ect.. Get on the do not call list to limit... Read more »

Purging; Its not about getting rid of all your stuff but defining your life and what you need

Most people have delusional thoughts that purging means getting rid of everything they own and becoming a minimalist. Not so says the organizer!! Purging is about defining your life and deciding what you need in it! Everyone decides to declutter for a different reason. Sometimes it can be a major life transition that triggers the... Read more »

To Have Or Not To Have; The Junk Drawer

Do you know why your junk drawer is full? Its because you never use half of the stuff you have in it!  When organizing kitchens, I always find that one drawer. Yesterday I found two of them filled to the rim! About 80% of the contents belonged in other places or were not needed in... Read more »

Level Two on The Hoarding Scale; Blue

As a follow up to yesterdays post, here is the skinny on level two of the hoarding scale. Level two is described as the guarded level. * Structure–One major exit in the home is blocked and one major appliance such as the HVAC isn’t working. * Animals and Pests–Evidence of pet waste or odor. Also... Read more »

Yes Virginia, There is a Hoarding Scale

You heard it right. There is an official hoarding scale. This fine tool is printed and updated every year by the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. According to the ICD, this scale was created to assess a home’s interior. There are five different levels. For the next five blogs,  I will write about the different hoarding... Read more »

A 49 Cent Piece of Plastic That Can Change Your Life!

I admit, I stole this idea from my grandma. My mom and I have always loved our bling. As a child, a new outfit meant a new pair of earrings. Yes we grew up southern and proud. We had every shape and color. As an adult, I have streamlined my accessories quite a bit. I... Read more »

Where is Your Launch Area??

Another one of Erin’s top tips today. Everyone should have a launch area. And you ask, what is that? A launch area is a place that you have set aside to put items that need to leave the house with you the next day. There is no right or wrong place for your launch area.... Read more »