Day Nineteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Living with a Disorganized Person

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It is day nineteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge. Have you had a busy weekend completing larger projects? I love to see your pictures of your bags going to donation!

Today my husband and I were working on emptying the dishwasher and he started reorganizing our silverware drawer because it was getting a little unruly. We often have a debate about how the silverware should be stored. Since we use silverware quickly, I am more worried about ...

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Day Eighteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Capsule Wardrobes

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It is day eighteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge. How much have you been accomplishing this weekend?

I just got back from traveling for the last week.  One of the things that always strikes me as I review how much I over pack is how little we really need on a weekly basis.  It is good to get away and get some perspective on how much you have.

Let’s talk about clothing.  Think about how few clothes you ...

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Day Sixteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Pantry Containers

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It is day sixteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  If you have some time send me a message to tell me what has been the easiest and hardest part of the challenge so far.  You can email me at kristin@livablesolutions.com.

Let’s talk about pantry organization today.  I know that some of you have been working on this in your own homes.  Here are some of my favorite pantry storage containers for organizing a pantry.

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Day Fifteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Its not a speed race

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It is day fifteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  I am so amazed at all of the great progress so many of you are making in small and large areas.

One of you wrote me to let me know that you felt like you were moving too slowly through the process.  You found yourself procrastinating areas you were moving items to sort through. The speed at which people organize varies depending on the project or the mental ...

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Day Fourteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Estate Clear Outs

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Today is day fourteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering challenge.  What are you working on?

Yesterday, I got an email from one of our participants updating me on her family’s progress.  She shared with me that she had to put her goals aside to clean out her mother-in-laws house.  One of the lessons her husband learned over the past fourteen days is that they cannot move all of his mother’s items to their home.

Many of you who attended ...

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Day Thirteen: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Tips for Organizing Overwhelm

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It is day thirteen of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge. Thank you to everyone who keeps checking in with me about their progress.  It is so fun to see all of your photos.  Some of you have taken on some large spaces!  Keep up the correspondence and we will keep positing the photos.  Send me an email at kristin@livablesolutions.com.

One of you recently wrote me that you told your husband “It has to get worse before it ...

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Day Eleven: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Medicine Cabinets

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Today I wanted to share some tips about maintaining medication in your medicine cabinets.  In my experience the level of medicines each household requires differs.  We tend to be more minimalist in our household.  Age and amount of family members will alter what is necessary to have on hand.

I feel it is important to have the basics stocked.  First Aid bandages, ointments and supplies are must in every household.  It is good to have pain reliever, fever reducer, allergy medicines ...

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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 Nine: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Convert to Digital

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It is day nine of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  I hope you are staying on task with your goals.

Today  I wanted to send along another resource.  Some of you asked about digitizing old movies and photos at the intro workshop and I totally forgot about one of our great local resources.  Livable Solutions can scan and digitize photos easily for our clients, but for larger projects, slide conversions, home movies etc. you can use Savage Solutions. Continue Reading →

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