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Donating Media

Have you ever wondered if your old VHS tapes had any value? Are you holding on to CDs but no longer have a player? Do you want to donate DVDs but aren’t sure where to do so? Well, you’re not alone. These are questions I get asked all the time. Here are a few suggestions […]

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Goodwill Donation Tips

A group of my fellow NAPO-New England (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) members and I went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Boston. We learned about its mission, to help individuals with barriers to self-sufficiency, achieve independence and dignity through work. We learned about its origin. It was established […]

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Two Most Common Organizing Issues

One of the most common issues people face when organizing and downsizing is deciding what to keep. Here is a tool that is helpful during the decision making process. This tool is from the book, Organizing for Dummies by Eileen Roth and Elizabeth Miles. When deciding to save or not use the acronym WASTE. W […]

Let go of Someday

Do you hold onto things because you think you might need them someday? It’s tempting to believe in someday. However, I want you to reconsider and think about these possible scenarios. Someday arrives and… You can’t find that specific item you’ve been holding onto for all these years. It’s not where you thought it was. […]

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Would You Rather

Would you rather… …wear a banana costume for a complete day (not on Halloween) or strategically remove all your clothes that don’t fit and flatter you? …let go of 5 sentimental thing or let a tarantula crawl up your arm? …thoroughly organize your junk drawer or jump off a high dive? … have oral surgery […]