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About organizesf

Professional organizer June Bell (www.organizesf.com) combats clutter and chaos with sage advice, tested techniques and good humor.

Bad Organizing Advice


Magazines often have some very odd, extremely unhelpful organizing tips. Here are a few. Continue reading

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‘Hoarding Goes Digital’


Organizing continues to make headlines. Did you see today’s Wall Street Journal article on digital hoarding? Melinda Beck’s story opens with an Illinois man who has 4,000 digital books, 2,000 CDs and at least 1,300 emails. Whoa. I feel overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Organizer as “clergy and personal savior”?


I think that’s a little much, don’t you? But maybe I’m not giving my profession enough credit. In yesterday’s New York Times, reporter Penelope Green says that in the past few decades, organizers have risen from obscurity of recognized specialists … Continue reading

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Handbags: Declutter and do good


Now’s a great time to dig deep into your closets and drawers and pull out the handbags you haven’t been using. Someone needs them. She’s a job seeker who wants to make a great impression in an interview but can’t … Continue reading

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A French chateau in Texas, indeed


Did you see today’s Wall Street Journal story about the 48,000-square-foot home in Texas that’s for sale? It boasts a bowling alley (alas, only two lanes), 18-karat gold doorknobs and a mirrored ballroom “in a nod to the hall of … Continue reading

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Want to lose five pounds without dieting?


It’s easy! If you want to take a small step toward clearing clutter, bring up to five pounds of documents (about 500 pages) to Staples by Feb. 29 and they’ll be shredded at no charge by Iron Mountain, a shredding … Continue reading

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Feeling taxed?


When I was in college, I never pulled an all-nighter. (Anyone who knows me won’t be surprised at that confession.) I knew I wouldn’t do my best work at the last minute, and I didn’t want the stress of having … Continue reading

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Organizing Mission in Philadelphia


Lending a helping hand to a 103-year-old grandmother’s closet and clothing. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Eight Simple Rules for Freecycle or Craigslist


Today I’m welcoming my writing colleague Leah Ingram, who blogs about living frugally at www.suddenlyfrugal.com, where, quel coincidence, I’m her guest blogger today. Leah is a lifestyle and frugal-living expert and author of “Suddenly Frugal: How to Live Happier and Healthier for … Continue reading

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Managing your mail, part 2


This is the second part of a two-part post on how to manage your mail. If you missed the first one or just need a refresher, you can find it here. If you’ve followed the previous post, you now have … Continue reading

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