Posts tagged "purging"

Giving Up Clutter For Lent- 40 Bags In 40 Days

In the last few days there has been a picture that has gone viral around the internet. Its pretty self- explanatory- giving up clutter for Lent. What a great idea. I wish that I would have thought of it!! The goal is to fill up any sized bag with items each day. At the end... Read more »

The Perfect/One Time Purge Doesn't Exist In Life

Whether your moving, downsizing, or just plan clearing out- the purge process is essential. And while we all like to handle things once, most of the time its impossible. I have found that the perfect/one time purge just doesn’t exist. Depending on the amount of items that you need to go through, it might take... Read more »

Planning and Prepping For A Move

I am not a fan of moving. I am a creature of habit and even for the most organized person, moving is a disruption of life. I have never met a person that hasn’t experienced a little stress during a move. Its a new space and you have to learn and implement new systems. That... Read more »

A Meeting Of The Minds- I Joined A Minimalist Group

I was shocked that I didn’t get looks when I introduced myself at the Minimalist Group that I joined the other week.Yes, there is an organizer among you!! The truth is, I thought it would be nice to hang out with some like minded people and see what I could learn. I am always the... Read more »

Purging With Your Partner

In a perfect world, two people would spend time purging their respective residences before moving in together. They would go through each room and get rid of duplicates and define a decorating style. They would donate or sell, all the excess before combining their space. This isn’t always the case! So what happens when you... Read more »

Everything That Remains- Adapting To A Minimalist Lifestyle

People always ask me if I am a minimalist. Nope, not even close. My mom and I have earring collections that can rival any jewelry store. So when a friend recommended the book Everything That Remains by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nocodemus, I had to check it out. The main premise of this book... Read more »

Why You Should Purge On A Regular Basis

As you can imagine, I have been called in to purge homes that people have lived in for 30 plus years. And they are quite full. I always ask “Why didn’t you purge each year?” I always get the same response ” Why should we, there was plenty of room.” And that full home will... Read more »

Things You Should Purge in Your Home

After organizing for 10 years, I find a lot of commonalities in homes. There are some of the same items that I find time and time again, that could use a purging. They tend to get shoved in a corner and forgotten. 1. College Text Books- Lets get real. How many of you actually use... Read more »

The Do's and Don'ts of Downsizing

In the last few years, the extreme changes in the economy brought around a new way a life for many people. A lot of people found themselves “downsizing” their lives and space. ┬áThe housing and rental market was flooded. THIS IS NOT AN EASY PROCESS. I am not going to lie to you. It’s time... Read more »

Should You Get Rid Of Things You Haven't Used In A Year? An Organizers Opinion

I am constantly asked, “Should I get rid of things I haven’t used in a year?” My response, it depends on what items you are talking about. In some cases, I would say yes, in others no. Lets start with kitchen appliances. Any good cook has a lot of different cooking aids or appliances. Should... Read more »