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Simple Solutions: Organizing Paper

Simple Solutions: Organizing Paper

According to a Boston Marketing Group Study, the average American spends an average of 55 minutes a day (14 days a year) searching for documents and information they know they have, but cannot locate. Paper is a normal part of everyday life, but left alone, it grows into piles that become difficult to manage. The […]

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Simple Solutions: Controlling Virtual Clutter

Simple Solutions: Controlling Virtual Clutter

In today’s world of technology, the virtual clutter on our computers can create just as much havoc as the papers on our desk. To reduce your virtual clutter: Take the time to delete the emails that don’t require any further action. Create a folder on the hard drive for e-mails that are important to save […]

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Simple Solutions: Color Coding by Room

Simple Solutions: Color Coding by Room

Organization plays a key role in reducing the stress of a move. One simple technique is to assign a color for each room in your new home. Place these colored dots on the boxes to match the room they will be placed. When you get to the new home, have a large colored dot on […]

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Simple Solutions: Keeping Your Pantry Fresh

Simple Solutions: Keeping Your Pantry Fresh

Organizing a pantry starts with sorting and grouping items, whether by product or by date. If you’ve chosen to organize your pantry because food is expiring before you can use it, then we suggest that you organize pantry food by date and then by limiting how much you purchase. Start by checking the expiration date […]

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Child-Centered Organizing Strategies

Child-Centered Organizing Strategies

Many parents are overwhelmed by the clutter in their children’s rooms. Toys, clothing, and the goodies found in birthday party treat bags and fast food restaurant meals seem to stack up. Relatives are generous with giving toys on birthdays and holidays. There’s no place for it to go, and yet the thoughts of tackling the […]

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Simple Solutions: A Place For Everything and Everything In Its Place

Simple Solutions: A Place For Everything and Everything In Its Place

All those amazing organizing products and beautiful storage boxes have a tendency to reach out to us and whisper our name.  They send an implied message: “buy me and you’ll have an organized home.” We wish it could be that simple. In reality, the best way to organize on a budget is to de-clutter first […]

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Making a T-Shirt Quilt: The Finished Product

Making a T-Shirt Quilt: The Finished Product

This is it—the final installment in our t-shirt quilt blog adventure. For those of you diligently following along, your hard work will soon be rewarded! If you’re just joining us, be sure to check our first two posts (Making a T-Shirt Quilt: Prepping Materials and T-Shirt Quilt: Putting the Pieces Together) to get started.   […]

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Getting Rid of Unwanted Items

Getting Rid of Unwanted Items

For us, Spring may be associated with cleaning, but Summer is when we think of purging.  Who knows why – maybe because there seems to be a little extra free time in the summer because of the longer days.  Depending on what you are getting rid of, there are many different options for getting rid […]

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The Story of Mark: Sands of Time

The Story of Mark: Sands of Time

“The Story of Mark” was a series that chronicles how hoarding affects  both the hoarder and those around them; several months later, we are checking in his progress.  Mark is an academic who enjoys writing as an outlet;  these thoughts are 100% his own and do not represent the thoughts or opinions of Redefined Living […]

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Downsizing in Mid Life-The Memories Can Stay

Downsizing in Mid Life-The Memories Can Stay

Stuff… A seemingly innocent word; yet, a word I use with respect.  I mean, after all, we all have stuff.  As a move manager I have never found a better word to describe all the items I find in our client’s homes.  I do a lot of public speaking and in my programs, I always […]

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