Day Ten: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Is it really a good deal?

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We are nearing the end of the second week of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.  Are you still feeling motivated?  What are you most excited about accomplishing?

It is psychologically difficult to decide whether to give away an item that was a good deal, but never used. It is hard to resist a deal.  But what if all those deals become clutter in your home rather than a useful expenditure?  Yes, you may have saved money, but the value ...

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Day Two: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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It is day two of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Challenge.  Were you able to accomplish one small area yesterday?  Did you find you were able to decide on objects really quickly or are you getting stuck?  Remember to keep your goals small each day as you start so you don’t immediately become overwhelmed by the process.

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Organizing Tip of the Day: The 5 Secrets of People with a Clean Home

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I laughed when I read this article The 5 Secrets of People Whose Homes are Always Clean because I realized I already practice them all without thinking about it.  I wouldn’t say I have a spotless home, but I have found that we practice the difference between “tidy and clean.”  The principle is simple, people will perceive your home as more clean if it looks less cluttered.  The more items you have on your surfaces, floors and shelves the more messy/dirty ...

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Organizing Tip of the Day: Your 2016 Clutter Clearing Plan

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I thought this was a great plan of action to get organized this year put out by writer Laura Gaskill on Houzz.com:  Click this link to view  Clutter Clearing Plan. She gives you a checklist for each month to tackle different areas of your home.  It is important to look at projects in steps that you can accomplish over time than feel that you must get it all done at once.  This plan of action will help you take the ...

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