Recent Clearing Clutter Articles

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Shape Up Your Garage

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 16, 2014

How long has it been since you've been able to park your car in your garage? Or, uh, find something you needed in the garage? Is your garage a terrifying danger zone of toppling boxes,...

How to Get Rid of Stuff

Posted by Elizabeth Nelson | Jun 30, 2013

The other day a friend texted me as she was packing up to move across the country: “HELP! I am overwhelmed because I have so much STUFF. I am feeling buried alive. I know you...

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10 Tips for Organizing Closets

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 11, 2013

It's so fun to organize the closet! Just kidding. It's really hard, unless you are one of those people who just naturally loves organizing. In which case, you probably don't even need...

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Five Things You Can Do To Bring Spring Into Your House

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 19, 2013

Spring is on its way. If you want to get a head start on the season, and push away winter's doldrums, then these five projects have your name on them. Plants will blossom, leaves will...

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12 Uses for Takeout Containers

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 11, 2013

Even the greenest among us sometimes just need to eat takeout. Hey, it happens. Sometimes it's because of an office lunch, or maybe a night when it is just impossible to cook. Well,...

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Ten Ways to Upcycle an Old T-Shirt

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 29, 2013

T-shirts come and go. It's also pretty easy to acquire them without meaning to. For instance, you may have been part of a wedding party. Someone else in that wedding party, most probably...

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Eight Tips for Scaling Down to a Smaller Home

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 21, 2013

Downsizing, whether you're doing it voluntarily to simplify your life or if you are doing it out of economic necessity, can be like a giant game of Tetris. There are so many pieces,...

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Tips for Decluttering in 2013

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 13, 2013

It's about the time in January when the New Year's resolutions have been made, and subsequently broken. The resolution to stop smoking ended with that one cigarette. The resolution...