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But I Paid So Much For It!

I know what to do when I hear my clients say, “But I paid so much for it!” Clients sometimes use that phrase when justifying why they can’t get rid of something, even if it’s something that they no longer use (or maybe have never used.) I tell them that holding on to it will not help them recoup the money and will just continue to make them feel bad for spending so much on something that brought them so…

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Controlling the Cords – Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about my efforts to minimize the cord clutter in my redesigned home office (see Controlling the Cords.) My readers really enjoyed the product recommendations. So I thought I would showcase the cord-control products I am using in the rest of my living room. When I decorated my living room,  I placed the sofa in the middle of the room instead of against the wall. That allows space behind it for my home office, but that isn’t why I…

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Controlling the Cords

I am loving my new setup that I wrote about last time in Transforming My Home Office. However, the new furniture arrangement ended up exposing all of my computer cords. Since my home office is in the corner of my living room, I want to make sure it looks as attractive as possible. Despite all of my tools and tricks, it looked pretty shabby. There were cables coming out of the back of the computer, as well as power cords…

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Transforming My Home Office

I recently wrote “When A Piece of Furniture Has To Go.” You can subtitle this post “When Another Piece of Furniture Has To Go”. I’m referring to my desk. Not the desk where I spend most of my time working on my computer, but the desk I’ve had since I was a child. It also served me well through many years of adulthood. It was a place to pay bills and write letters and sign school permission slips. But that…

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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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