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Which Room in Your Home Has Become Your Clutter Storage Unit?

For many people clutter takes over their garage. Per a Sparefoot.com study 47% of Americans admitted that there have been times they couldn’t park in their garage – because it’s full. But the same study showed that “on average, Americans have 3 areas in their homes, that have become storage units.”  Some families may have guest bedroom where it’s easy to hide clutter that has been relocated from more public spaces. Others may have an office that has been over-run with paper and uncompleted projects. You may have a dining room which has turned into a staging area for projects and product returns.

Read the rest of the post on Simplify Experts’ blog

 

Control your Clutter – 38 Amazing Resources to Help You Get Organized

Are you looking for ways to control your clutter? Are you tired of wasting precious time shuffling papers, missing deadlines, and looking for that one thing that you need? Organization is everyone’s goal. I think we all want to be more organized. My experience in raising four kids is that when there is less clutter, I have more time.

Read the rest of the post on Almost Practical’s blog.

 

 

How to use the 80-20 Rule at Home and Work

Have you heard of the 80/20 rule?  It’s also known as the Pareto principle.  The concept is that  roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. It’s seen as a short cut to being more focused, more organized and more productive. Here’s some statistics that show the 80/20 rule.

Read the rest of the post on Professional-Organizer.com’s blog 

 

 

 

 

 

 

De-Cluttering Brings Blessings as Large as an Elephant

I have been working with a family who has strong sentimental ties to their things. Surprised? Of course you’re not. This is very common and as a professional organizer, I get to help families work through this all the time. Most likely there are things in your home that you have strong sentimental ties to as well. These items may remind you of a special loved one who has passed away, of a time in your life when you felt successful, of a happy memory from a trip you took. We all keep things that are special to us. The challenge is when you’ve collected more things than you have room for.

Read the rest of the post on Major Mom’s blog.

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