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Summer Reading List? Here's a Summer Book Donation List Instead

If your news feeds, news sites, and friend lists look anything like mine you have certainly seen the many iterations of summer reading lists.  I love a good book just as much as anyone, but I offer you an alternative: where to donate the books from reading lists of years past that are now simply just taking up space.

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Children's Artwork: To Recycle or Not to Recycle That is the Question

One of the most common questions I am asked by clients is about children's artwork and more specifically: what should they do with it? It is often a question that appears to be asked out of guilt.  Should they save it all and let their children decide what they want later in life? Recycle most of it? Display it all over their house?

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Making the most of a snow day

If you're stuck inside today like me, and most of the state of Massachusetts, you may quickly realize snow days can be a perfect spring board for organizing projects that have been on your to-do-list.  Yes, there are other things to balance on these days like shoveling, working at home, and kids for some, but that doesn't mean you can't get started.

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Giving Back Without Leaving Your Home

Piggybacking on last week's entry, I'd like to talk about an easy way to help with the final step of getting donation items moved from a pile in your house, out the door to a donation location.  Putting together a group of items for donation is hard work, both emotionally and physically.  Make sure that effort is not wasted!

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The Great Trade-In Event

Many clients I work with enlist my services because they have hit various road blocks at points in the organizing and decluttering process and they are now ready to commit to moving the process forward.  

One common road block I hear about from clients is that they are able to make a decision to get rid of something, but somehow time passes and the item is still in their possession.  There are many reasons this can happen, but often times it is simply because a client does not know how to dispose of or donate it properly.

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