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No Place Like Home

I recently returned from the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I spent several days with my colleagues from all over the world, hearing new ideas for serving our clients and running our businesses.  The NAPO conference is always fun, energizing, and inspiring.  In coming weeks, I’ll be reporting on new products, and other lessons I took away from the conference. I flew back on the red-eye from Phoenix to JFK Airport.  I…

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A New Spin on Consignment

In my last tip, I spoke about letting go of clothes that don’t make you look fabulous.  If you’ve taken my advice, you now have a pile of clothes you no longer want.  But what should you do with them? Everyone has a tendency to put a higher dollar value on their possessions than anyone is willing to pay.  This is particularly true for expensive clothes.  No matter how much wear someone has gotten out of their expensive or designer items,…

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You Look Marvelous!

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If I told you that you could have a closet full of clothes that made you look fabulous, would you believe me? Two and a half years ago, I worked with a stylist who helped me to figure out what styles of clothing looked good on me and what didn’t.  After reviewing my existing wardrobe and purging half of what I owned, we went shopping and purchased additional items that were stylish and flattering.   (I wrote about this experience in Getting…

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Nothing Lasts Forever

A couple of my clients got a rude awakening recently when they discovered that their backup stash of hosiery — which they had stored in unopened packages for years — had gone beyond its useful life.  In one case, it was a full drawer of unworn pantyhose.  In the other, it was dozens of unworn knee highs. I have previously written about the lamentable fact that clothing does not come with an expiration date the way drugstore items do.  (See my earlier…

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Baubles, Bangles, and Beads

Do you have so much jewelry that it won’t fit in one jewelry box?  Do you end up wearing the same pieces over and over again because you can’t see the others? Longstem Organizers has come up with the perfect solution: a jewelry organizer that can hold a massive amount and can be hung up on a wall or over a closet door to enable you to see every piece you own. I became aware of Longstem when they demonstrated their product at a…

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