The Benefits of Taking a Break from Routine

Routine works for me. I’m always more productive when I can stick to some semblance of a routine. Taking a break from routine also helps. Read on.

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The Important Things


What does minimalism mean to you? Learn how to create your own definition of living with less and creating space for the important things.

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4 Steps to Simplify Spring Cleaning

Spring time offers all kinds of opportunities to revisit old ways of doing things and think anew. See why spring cleaning isn’t as cumbersome as it used to be…

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Creating Email Inbox Clarity

At the start of the year, my email inbox had more messages in it than I care to admit. So, I often set aside some time to concentrate on cleaning out unwanted messages or filing the ones I need to keep for future reference. The process I use is pretty simple.

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Christmas Card Clutter Creativity

As the New Year arrives, managing the clutter accumulated during the busy holiday season can be overwhelming. Take a deep breath and tackle one task at a time. In this article, I am offering a few ideas for making use of all the holiday greeting cards you have received – and most likely will still be receiving over the next few weeks. Have some fun with it.

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Keeping Your Refrigerator In Precise Formation

How does your refrigerator look for the holidays? For some tips on using one of your hardest working appliances to it’s fullest, read on…

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How to Organize Your Spice Rack

What spices lurk in the back of your spice cabinet or drawer? Although it’s a best practice to sort through your spices annually, it had been a while since I sorted through our spice cabinet – recently, I decided it was time to do a thorough check.

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My Top 5 Move Missteps

My family and I lived at the same address for 27 years – that changed about 3 weeks ago. I mentioned in a previous e-Newsletter that my husband Bill and I decided it was time to simplify and shed ourselves of the extra work that a single family home with a big yard and pool demands – not to mention the accumulated clutter. I’m pleased to say all went well with the move. And we’re thrilled with our new condo home. But we learned some valuable lessons along the way…

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Attic Organization Tips

After living in our home for over 25 years, my husband and I have decided to simplify our lives, and move. As is sometimes the case – this decision happened very quickly… at least for my husband Bill!

Unbeknownst to him, about two years ago as our empty nest status was imminent, I started thinking

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Not All To-Dos Are Created Equal

I few weeks ago, I helped a client clear the clutter out of her beautiful home office. Having all of her book, and resources in plain site gave her comfort, but it also created distractions. We started by inventorying all of the spaces in her office. After a short time, we dug in by clearing out her desk drawers, reducing the number of items on top of her bookshelf and on the shelves of her armoire. Then we rearranged and moved some of her seldom-used resources to her walk-up attic. It didn’t take long before she realized that she felt free – free of the clutter, free of the distractions.

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