Remove Dry Cleaning Plastic

When you bring home newly-cleaned clothes from the dry cleaner, should you remove them from the plastic, or hang them as is?

Many people think that they should keep on the plastic to protect the items until they are worn again.  However, a Google Search on the phrase “remove dry cleaning plastic” will convince you that removing the plastic is the correct thing to do.

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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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Recycle Your Clothes and Linens

Next time you clean out a closet, here is a great option for what to do with your discard pile:  take your unwanted clothes and linens to a textile recycling location.

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Packing Tip: Plan Before You Go

I’m breathing a big sigh of relief, because for the first time in months, I’m not packing.

We spent the first two weeks of July on a family safari in Africa.  Then, a few days after we got back, we drove our 13-year old daughter — and her luggage —  to camp for a six-week stay.

In the weeks before I go on a trip, people always ask me, “Are you packed yet?”  They assume that, because I am an organizer, I pack my bags well in advance.

The truth is that I don’t pack my bags until the night before I leave.

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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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