declutter

Put It Away

I was recently reminded of a favorite organizing expression:  “Don’t put it down — put it away”. I love that saying because it is so simple, yet so rich a description of human behavior. Take a look around your home or office.  Do you see things lying around simply because you placed them somewhere, meaning to get to them later, but never did?

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So Many Books, So Little Time

One of the hardest areas to declutter is the bookcase. If you were brought up loving books, it seems disrespectful – almost sacrilegious – to dispose of them.   Nevertheless, if we don’t keep our book collections at bay, they can take over the house.  Nothing makes a room look more disorganized and unkempt than an overloaded bookcase. Luckily, there are some excellent options for getting your books into the hands of people who will appreciate them.

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