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Charities That Will Pick Up Your Stuff

When I work with clients who want to shed their unwanted possessions, they are delighted at the idea of donating their stuff to charity.  They are less enthusiastic, however, at the idea of having to shlep their stuff to make that happen. That’s why I’m always delighted to learn of charities that will come to your home to pick up your donatable items.  Here are two that I’ve recently learned about.

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Pet Products for Small Spaces

I was recently invited to a pet product expo sponsored by Pet Socialite Events.  I was invited because I was an Organizer, but it was my new status as a Dog Owner that spurred me to go. While there, I ran into my organizing colleague Fern Silvernagel.  Fern is a Cat Owner and her perspective was invaluable as we toured the vendor displays in search of products that our clients could use.

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Practicing What I Preach

As a Professional Organizer, I live the advice that I give my clients.  I regularly donate unworn clothes and unused items; I efficiently process incoming e-mail and paper; I manage my time using an effective to-do list. But even I’m not perfect. That’s why I found it so satisfying last week to tackle something that had been nagging at me for a while — something that was violating TWO of my six basic organizing principles.

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Unstuff Your Linen Closet

Do you still have every towel you ever owned — including the ones you used in college?  Is it impossible for you to pull anything out of your linen closet without everything coming out because it’s so stuffed? Perhaps it’s time for you to give your linen closet a makeover. Let’s figure out how many sheets, towels, blankets, etc., you really need.

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