Spring Ahead with Your Personal Memorabilia

Memorabilia is a typical household category that yanks on our emotions. Our memories could include photos, furniture, clothing, trophies, guns, trinkets, teeth, etc. People save special "stuff" that might not make sense to us, but that doesn't matter, because those items mean something special to them. I've seen some very interesting "things" saved in people's homes and there is [...]


Ask the Question, “Where Do You Donate To?”

With all the post and continual challenges of donating during an epidemic, finding good charities to give to is just plain hard. So, I've learned to always be on the lookout and ask the question, "Who do you donate to for ________?" For example, I didn't have a great resource for donating medical supplies/equipment and I'm certain many people who [...]


Urge to Purge… It’s Springtime!

Does the warm weather bring you a new felt energy to "let go," declutter, clean, reorganize and revisit setting up your spaces inside and out? It certainly does for me, and I see it in my clients too. We all seem to enjoy the change of season with longer, brighter days seen both with our eyes and felt in [...]


Finding Decluttering Resources These Days is Like Finding a Pot of Gold!

Over a decade ago, my friend and colleague Cindy Myer, President of Ridgewood Moving Services, and I partnered up on what is now known to be our "Decluttering Resource List." We've given this list out by the hundreds over the years helping clients rid themselves of unwanted physical things they no longer love, use or need. Annually we've updated this list. But last year [...]


You Can’t Take It With You When You Go…

My mother-in-law passed away early in my marriage. I really liked her warm, witty, carefree personality. She raised seven children in a 3-bedroom house with one phone and one bathroom. I remember her saying, "You can't take it with you when you go..." while referring to things. In the short time I knew her, she was all about people and [...]


The Year of Rightsizing (Especially if you are NOT moving!)

Usually getting organized is right up there with exercise or weight loss on people's New Year Resolutions List. As an organizer, I know that it's people's ability to create and sustain a new habit that solidifies her/his reaching any goal -- let alone changing a lifestyle for either one's physical clutter or body clutter. So, have you heard the term [...]



Making-It-Home ( brings home furnishings to low-income families in need -- veterans, people with disabilities, victims of natural disasters, and more. They are currently furnishing the apartments of formerly homeless people who are moving from emergency shelter to apartments. Frank is a 27-year veteran who served two tours in Iraq. He is a member of the National Guard, a volunteer [...]



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