Remove Clutter

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Helpful Organizer Newsletter – January 2016

***    My spring class schedule is available on my website.  I’ll be teaching classes on the following topics,  Downsizing, Closet Organizing, Steps to Organizing, Controlling Clutter,  and Organizing Paper.  If you’d like to attend a class please contact the class location directly.
***   Two fun facts are that the New England chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, and the national association is celebrating its 31st.
***  Question:  Why is organizing important to you?
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Hi  Janine,

Thank you for helping me build, grow, and sustain my business. As I celebrate my 8th year as a Professional Organizer (January 2016), I am truly grateful for your support.  I feel very fortunate to be entering another year in a profession that allows me to use my expertise to help others.

Winter Organizing Projects


Now that the snow and cold temperatures have arrived it’s a good  time to tackle some indoor organizing projects, after all, January is Get Organized (GO) Month.  An organizing project that I like to do during the winter is remove clutter.  When I remove clutter from my filing system, it’s easier to use.  When I remove clutter from my closet, it’s easier to see my clothing options.  When I remove clutter from my desk area it’s a happier space in which to work.

One helpful way to remove clutter is to set a size or numerical goal before you begin.  For example, a size goal could be to fill a paper bag with files that need to be shredded, or to fill a trash bag with clothes that need to be donated.  A numerical goal could be to remove 20 items from your desk area.  Setting a goal helps give you focus during your project, and helps you know when you’ve succeeded.
One wonderful benefit of removing clutter is that you’ll spend less time on housework.  In fact, it’s been documented that getting rid of excess clutter would eliminate 40% of housework in the average home.

If you’d like a personal helper call me for a complimentary consultation at (508) 699-6652 or email me.  I’d be happy to help you.

Recycle Resource

Finding new ways to recycle, for myself and my clients, makes me happy.  Everyone is more motivated to get rid of something when they know it is going to someone who is truly in need.

How many pairs of shoes do you own?  What about boots?  Are you ready to pare down (pun intended)?  If you are, you can assist two local organizations at once.  Keep North Attleboro Beautiful and Attleboro Enterprises, Inc. have teamed up to recycle used shoes and boots.  The donated footwear will benefit those in need, raise money, and provide  job training skills.  You can read more about the endeavor in this newspaper article.

If you’d like to donate you can drop off your bundle of footwear at North Attleboro public schools, the North Attleboro Town Hall,  Northeast Roofing on Route 1, and with me.  I’m collecting donations for this worthy cause for the next 3 months.  You can call me at 508-699-6652 to schedule a drop off time.

Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
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