Recent Clearing Clutter Articles

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13 Tips for More Serene Spring Cleaning

Posted by Laura Firszt | Mar 29, 2015

At this time of year, lots of folks feel the urge to start spring cleaning -- refreshing and clearing out their home to greet the new season. However, just when the weather is (hopefully)...

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The Best Way to Store Your Books

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 12, 2014

Despite the current popularity of Kindles and other e-readers, there is still nothing quite like the solid feel of a good book in your hands, whether it's your companion in a hammock...

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Rent, Don’t Own, to Simplify Your Life

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 23, 2014

"The more you have the more you want" may be a truism but like most truisms, this simple sentence contains a grain of … well … truth. America has long been known as a...

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11 Unusual Uses for an Old Cardboard Box

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 21, 2014

Somehow, you can't bring yourself to recycle them, or worse yet, to throw them away. They'll come in so handy some day if you decide to move to the other side of the state or put together...

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9 Thrifty Storage Do’s and Don’ts

Posted by Laura Firszt | Sep 03, 2014

It seems like everybody’s busy talking about organizing their home, but hardly anyone is taking action. A big part of the reason is probably that in order to put all your stuff...

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Transform Your Home without Buying a Thing

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jul 14, 2014

Are you depressed by the blah look of your personal space when you come home at the end of the day? Maybe you have a stack of old clothes, unfiled paperwork and cassette tapes un-listened...

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These Magnet Gadgets Simplify DIY

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 22, 2014

Your first do-it-yourself project as a child may well have involved magnets. Whether you glued buttons and pebbles onto magnetic backing to adorn your family’s fridge, or experimented...


Furnishings for Frequent Movers

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 28, 2014

Some folks live in the same place all their lives, while others change residence every few months. If you fall into the latter category, you may move due to employment, education, finances...