Category Archives: conquering clutter

Put A Cap on Your Collection


Can you imagine collecting 109,000 of anything? Think of the space you’d need to display them all. Consider the time you’d have devote to cataloging and tracking your holdings. Then mull what would happen to your collection after your death. … Continue reading

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Paying the price for organizing


As a rule, I don’t like having to pay for something I can get for free. Yet in the name of organizing and decluttering—and maybe in the name of posterity—I recently shelled out $2.95 for a copy of an article … Continue reading

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Easy, quick and effective organizing tips, courtesy of Debbie


Organizing your kitchen needn’t be expensive. Just ask Debbie. Continue reading

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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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