How to Make Taxes Less Taxing…

before and after home filing

Getting organized for your taxes can be easy as a three-folder system. Folder A:  Income & Personal Information Folder B:  Expenses & Deductions Folder C:  Investments & Taxes Don’t delay getting organized by going out and buying color-coded folders and special labels – plain manila folders will work just fine.  Print out the checklists below…

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Fall Organizing: Pick a Calendar

to do list

Full disclosure – fall is my favorite time of year.  Cool mornings and warm days.  Apple picking and harvest festivals.  Football and tailgates.  And of course, sweatah weathah.  And with back-to-school and many activities kicking off, keeping a calendar becomes even more important.  Read on about how to choose the best one for you… Why you…

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Organizing for Back to School 2023

back to school

Yes, it’s almost August, and back to school is looming.  Getting kids ready and set up for success takes some planning. Children are influenced by the state of their physical space just as much as adults. If clutter and disorganization in your home have you feeling frazzled and stressed, it’s highly likely that your children…

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Sun and Skin – Organizing for Safety

sunscreen bug spray storage

What items in your transitional space can keep you safe? Entering and exiting the home easily and with less stress is a goal for everyone.  To make the transitional process easier and more effective, it’s important set up an effective transitional space – also known as your “launching/landing pad” – with the right storage.  So,…

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The Ultimate Room-by-Room Decluttering Guide from the Redfin Blog

Check out the recent Redfin article we were featured in: The Ultimate Room-By-Room Decluttering Checklist | Redfin Creating a decluttering checklist is an excellent way to begin organizing your home and simplifying your life. Along with helping you take stock of your belongings, lists can help you stay on track and prioritize the areas that…

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In the season of MORE, what about LESS?

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It’s that time of year.  A time of excess, buying, and spending.  But in this season of more, I’m here to make a strong argument for less.  Less personal debt.  Less stress.  Less “stuff” cluttering up our homes.  Less “trying to keep up with the Joneses”. Americans are a nation of consumers.  We buy when…

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7 Steps to Get to Your “Happy Place”

Want to make your home more joyful and less chaotic?  Start by following these simple steps to declutter your home and enjoy your space more… 1.      Start in the kitchen, bedroom, playroom – whichever room feels most impactful for you. 2.      Set the timer on your phone for 30 minutes and…

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The story of the stuff

why am i keeping this

Why am I holding onto this? This is one of the most frequent questions I hear when I work with clients.  “Why am I stuffing my already overcrowded drawers with my child’s outgrown ballet outfit?”  “Why can’t I let go of Grandma’s china set, although many of the pieces are broken or missing?”  “Why am…

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Reducing your footprint

empty office space

Downsizing your (commercial) space What’s one of your largest business expenses?  Salary?  Benefits?  How about rent?  And if there’s one consistent thing that businesses have been grappling with during the pandemic, it’s how and where employees are housed.  Traditionally, businesses need office space for workers; and we’ve learned over the last few months that’s not…

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