First of all, what is clutter? What does it look like to you? My definition of clutter is a jumbled mess of miscellaneous stuff that has accumulated as a result of indecision and inaction. It’s piles of mail, heaps of clothes, and a tangled mess of adapters and earbuds. So how do we get rid […]
About Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
As a Certified Professional Organizer®, Janine Cavanaugh helps individuals improve their organizing skills, reduce the clutter in their homes, downsize their belongings, and create functional environments. Organizing in MA and RI since 2008.
Entries by Janine Cavanaugh, CPO®
Make time in your schedule for 2020 calendar preparations. Use this time to mark special dates, write monthly bill reminders, and note meetings. Birthdays and anniversaries are the first thing I jot down on a new calendar, then work meetings, appointments, events, monthly bills, and tax payments. I also add reminders for events that require […]
Presenting Organizer friendly gift ideas Give experiences and consumables instead of stuff (*** = list of my favorites) Share the gift of live entertainment A cultural experience to a play or theater*** Tickets to a sporting event Movie passes or movie night Tickets to a concert or musical performance Share a gift for the whole […]
When de-clutering there are two important questions that will help you create order quickly and effectively. What decisions need to be made about this clutter? What actions need to be taken in regards to this clutter?
Buy what you need and use what you buy. This is a simple straight forward directive, but can be challenging to do. I use shopping guidelines and gatekeeper questions to help me buy wisely.