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The Dangers of Buy One Get One Free

When you go to the store to buy something you need, isn’t it great to see the sign “Buy One Get One Free” or “Buy One Get One 50% Off”? Well, yes and no. We all love getting something for nothing, or for less than we expected. But there is a danger in taking advantage of BOGO opportunities. You need to carefully manage where you put the spare item so that you don’t forget that you have it. I’ve recently…

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Too Many Choices

Making decisions can be exhausting. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that I can reduce that stress and exhaustion by limiting the amount of decision-making I have to do each day. Do you know those famous people who seem to wear the same thing every day? Steve Jobs wore a designer black turtleneck and blue jeans. Mark Zuckerberg wears a gray t-shirt. Barack Obama said, “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits. I’m trying to pare down decisions….

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Unboxing Day

My apartment is blessed with 4 walk-in closets. Not only is there ample hanging space, there are also plenty of shelves. It seems like my closets can hold unlimited amounts of stuff — until suddenly they can’t. Because I have so much closet space, I have gotten into the habit of keeping empty boxes. Sometimes I keep a box because there are spare parts in it which I may need in the future, or because I may want to buy…

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I’d Forgotten I Had That!

In my nearly 16 years as a Professional Organizer, I have heard two statements uttered in almost every client session: “I was looking for that!” and “I’d forgotten I had that!” A quick search of my blog reveals that I wrote about “I was looking for that” in this post. The bottom line: when you come across something that you had previously been unable to find, relocate that item to the place where you were originally looking. In your mind,…

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Buy Nothing

As I’ve written in recent months, the worldwide pandemic has let me with plenty of time at home to organize and downsize. I was excited recently when nearby thrift shops reopened and I could take my discards there. I was also excited when the clothing donation bin in my building’s basement became active again. I was still left with the lingering question of what to do with items that a thrift shop would not likely put out to sell. One…

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