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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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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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Supersize America: Our Obsession with Stuff

Supersize America: Our Obsession with Stuff

More means better, and less means not enough.   At least, that’s what the American philosophy on “stuff” has told us.  Whether we’re talking about French fries or the number of spatulas we have in our kitchen drawer, the majority of Americans struggle with clutter.  So why do we have so much stuff?   We’re […]

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One by One…

One by One…

So how successful have you been with your commitment to the 40 Bags, 40 Days movement?  If you are anything like us, sometimes you need a little bit of motivation!  Planning to do something is one thing, actually doing it is something else entirely. “It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that […]

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Join Us!

Join Us!

When we first heard of the 40 Bags in 40 Days movement, we thought, “Now this is what we’re talking about!”  Today is the beginning of the Lenten season, a time of penance, reflection, and sacrifice, and which lasts for 40 days.  So we want you to join us in this challenge – do you […]

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The Story of Mark: From the Outside Looking In

The Story of Mark: From the Outside Looking In

*Beth Warren, owner of Redefined Living and Redefined Moving, is a professional organizer, but does not hold her certificate as a Hoarding Specialist.  As Part 1 in a series on hoarding, this story is purely her personal experience.  Mark’s name has been changed, at his request.  I met Mark over 30 years ago, in 1981.    He was a […]

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College Moving: Making the Most of Dorm Spaces

College Moving: Making the Most of Dorm Spaces

You have everything moved into your dorm room (because you read our amazing post about easy college move-ins here). Now how do you make it all fit in the room? Most rooms come with very basic furniture – a desk, chest of drawers, loftable (can be raised) bed and desk chair.  If you are REALLY […]

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Don’t Get Burned: Sunscreen Expiration Dates

Don’t Get Burned: Sunscreen Expiration Dates

We all know how important it is to check the expiration on food and medicine before using them.  But with summer in full swing, it got us thinking: how often do you check the expiration date on your sunscreen? Many of us reuse the same sunscreen year after year because it would be ‘silly’ to […]

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