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Finding Dad’s Boxes of Letters – – Here’s Some Help!

Posted by on Apr 17th, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Finding Dad’s Boxes of Letters – – Here’s Some Help!

Time and time again, I find people struggling with what to do with sentimental/personal items that belonged to someone who’s passed away. Recently I gave a presentation to a wonderful group of women who are part of a local Home & Garden Club, and one of the ladies asked what to do with several boxes of her Dad’s letters that she recently found. Take a quick peek at this short video to hear some thoughts and ideas I shared with her on how to handle this, and similar situations: Finding Boxes of Dad’s Letters Video Hope you...

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How To Decide To Keep Or Let It Go

Posted by on Apr 6th, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Decide To Keep Or Let It Go

It can be so hard to arrive at the decision of whether to keep something, or to let it go…especially when it’s something that belonged to someone who has passed away. If you’ve encountered a situation like this yourself, I think this could help – – take a quick peek at this video blog where I tell the story of Donna who wrestled with those same decisions….and what I suggested to help make it easier.   How To Decide To Keep or Let Go   For more information on Simplify with Eileen and how I can...

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3 Tips on Storing Your Holiday Decorations

Posted by on Dec 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Tips on Storing Your Holiday Decorations

Every year, a litany of curses can be heard as the search commences for the holiday decorations. Those curses continue when the boxes and bins are unpacked and it’s all just a big mess.  “Where the @#(*&#*@ are the wreaths for the porch?” and “Why are only 3 of the 6 stockings in this @#%*(%)#)@! box?”  Sound familiar? Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have it all beautifully organized so stress, headaches and the foul mouth of a longshoreman are no longer your reality? Here are 3 simple tips that can make...

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5 Organizing Projects that are Perfect for Fall

Posted by on Oct 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Organizing Projects that are Perfect for Fall

Ahhhh, the changing of the seasons. Days getting crisper & cooler.  Foliage taking on bright orange and red hues.  Happy Fall, Y’All! Want to know 5 of the best organizing projects you can tackle this fall, and why?  Check it out below:                                                                                                                                     1. GARAGE – With more comfortable weather, it won’t be a...

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10 Tips for Getting Organized This Spring

Posted by on Apr 27th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 10 Tips for Getting Organized This Spring

Spring has sprung! (finally!)  It’s a perfect time of year to start tackling your organizing projects and get your space in shape.  With that in mind, I wanted to share my Top 10 Tips for Getting Organized This Spring: Start Early –  Begin the process sooner than later, avoid last minute scrambles and make the process more manageable and less stressful. Start Small –  Approach it with little “bites” at a time.  Maybe start with just all the surfaces in a room today, and then tackle the drawers tomorrow. Consider...

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It’s Sentimental……I have to keep it!

Posted by on Feb 3rd, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on It’s Sentimental……I have to keep it!

Believe me, I get it…..trying to part with sentimental items is really tough. All your kid’s school work and art projects. All your grandmother’s knitting and the 20 blankets she made by hand. It’s a deeply ingrained belief that we should hold onto things that have sentimental value. The reality is though, you end up weighed down by the accumulation of loads of stuff you’re storing that likely nobody in your family wants. And it is not serving you, or your life today. So, what’s the alternative? Let’s take the example of your...

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Put Your Own Mask On First!

Posted by on Jan 11th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Put Your Own Mask On First!

It’s what the airlines have been telling us every single time the flight attendant reviews the safety procedures for the plane. Makes perfect sense right? You can’t help anyone else until you help yourself. Why do we forget this powerful message the rest of our lives when we’re not on a plane? As women, we are too often overwhelmed, overworked, overburdened, overscheduled, overtasked, overcluttered, and to be perfectly frank…..we have ourselves to blame. We are choosing to put the needs of others before ourselves. We’ve allowed...

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I Can’t Get Rid of That….Someone Gave it to Me!

Posted by on Sep 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on I Can’t Get Rid of That….Someone Gave it to Me!

Here’s a typical exchange I might have with my clients when working with them to declutter and streamline their stuff and their lives: Me: Oh look, here in the back, there’s this red lacquered picture frame (empty) with “DIVA” emblazoned in rhinestones along the bottom! Them: Oh, THAT’S where that went! Me: Ok, so do you like it? Can you see yourself using it? Them: [laugh] No way, I hate it! But it was a gift from my [sister/mother-in-law/husband/college roommate/son] so I can’t get rid of it! It’s...

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The Dump-It Room

Posted by on Aug 28th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Dump-It Room

You just got a call that your brother & his wife are going to drop by in 10 minutes and your living room is a mess!  You and your family spring into action like a well trained MASH unit: “I don’t know what to do with it but they’re going to be here any minute, so move move move, let’s go, throw it all into our bedroom for now”. Or you’ve decided to throw a birthday party for your 1 year old and the night before, you look around and realize the kitchen is a disaster with clutter everywhere. With Ninja-like...

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“Someday” – – There Are 7 Days In The Week and Someday Isn’t One Of Them!

Posted by on Jul 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Someday” – – There Are 7 Days In The Week and Someday Isn’t One Of Them!

Do you know any “Someday People”?  How about your husband who refuses to part with all of his high school lacrosse equipment because “Someday I’m going to get back to playing”?  Or Mom who has hung onto boxes of musty old children’s books from when you were little because “Someday when you have a baby you’ll want to read him/her these books”.   Maybe that friend who is a size 10 yet still has most all her clothes in sizes 6 and 8 because “Someday I’ll fit back into...

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