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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Day Seven: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge – Creating Daily Routines

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It is day seven of the 40 Bags in 40 Days decluttering challenge.  Are you staying on track with your schedule? It is hard to stay motivated on days you are tired or busy.  Here are some of the daily routines I use to keep order with a young family.

Day Seven: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge - Creating Daily Routines

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Day Four: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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It is day four of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  Are you keeping on track?  Is it surprising how much longer some areas take than others?

I am excited to share one of our participant’s accomplishments.  On the first day she sent me photos of her kids craft supply cupboard.  It was two shelves but what an impact cleaning out the area had.  Everything is so much more accessible.

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Day Three: 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge

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Today is day three of the 40 Bags in 40 Days Decluttering Challenge.  What is your goal for the day?  If this is your first time reading about our challenge it is not too late to sign-up.  Click here to sign-up

One of our 70+ participants wrote me last night frustrated that they feel like they are spending more time sorting and organizing than purging.  I assured her that is exactly what you are supposed to be doing!

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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: 100 Clutter Free Gift Ideas

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It can be stressful to think of gifts for all of the loved ones in your life.  I came across this list a couple of months ago and saved sharing it for the holidays.  It is 100 ideas for gifts that will not increase the clutter in your friend’s and family’s homes.  Happy gifting!

100 Clutter Free Gifts For Everyone