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ClutterClarity can work with you anywhere in the world via phone or Skype coaching, and hands-on in your home in MetroWest Boston, primarily in Acton, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, Medford, Needham, Newton, Stow, Sudbury, Watertown, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston and Winchester, Massachusetts.

 


 

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YouTube Videos, Webinars, Podcasts
Learn what it really takes to make decluttering, organizing, downsizing easy, even enjoyable.


Paper Clarity Book
Paper Clarity: What to Keep, Where, and When to Shred


ClutterClarity Newsletter Full of original insights, tips, real life stories, and upcoming classes for your benefit!


Coming Soon...
Prepare to Care: An Act of Love
Conversations to have before illness or end of life

Recent Successes

Helped client decide how to revise her will before her 80th birthday   Organized senior living apartment, donated truckload of belongings Taught 30 year old time management  and prioritizing skills so she can enjoy her days more Decluttered home, trashed or donated 10 bags of broken toys Shopped for furniture, set up beautiful bedroom Organized office, papers for client’s divorce Facilitated family communications, managed downsize and move, set-up of new apartment for senior couple Decluttered, organized home to make room for 2nd baby.

Tuesday
Oct092018

Brilliant Solution to Clothes Clutter - Rent, Return, Share


Rent the Runway is another great example of how Americans are preventing clutter accumulation and financial waste. It's all part of the fast-growing trend of the Sharing Economy   

My New York City client raves about this service.

Real Life ClutterClarity Story
Rose called me up after watching my videos on the ClutterClarity YouTube channel. She had lost a lot of weight, had more to lose, and was getting married in just a few months! Rose wanted to "make room for her fiancé!" (Just love that.)  Weekly phone coaching sessions helped her learn how to declutter her overstuffed clothes closet with ease - in the limited time that she had. While on the phone together, Rose went through her clothes, one category at a time. With all the wedding plans, our collaboration expanded to include emotional and time management skill-building so she could organize/manage her to-do lists and calendar without feeling overwhelmed. Only when she sent me gorgeous wedding photos did I see the magnificent woman I had the privilege of working with. 


Rent the Runway
Rose loves looking great every day. With Rent the Runway, she could click her heels down the sidewalk, free of worry. Brilliantly, as she lost 60 pounds, she rented (and returned) clothes and the special dresses for her wedding events. She saved tons of money and time, and prevented impulsive shopping in stores. Her husband is really happy, too! All the money that would have gone into clothes is money saved for their new house. Our collaboration now shifts to helping her navigate house hunting and moving. A happy, uncluttered ending to a storybook wedding. 

Friday
Sep212018

ClutterClarity Webinars - Spring 2019!

 

Announcing new service - THREE SPRING 2019 WEBINARS! Decluttering, organizing, downsizing just got easier, even enjoyable. No matter where you live, you can join me! Register for one or all today. Details: https://bit.ly/2okDpAY

1) How We Got Into This Mess
2) How To Make Time When You Don’t Have Any
3) How To Take the Difficulty Out of Decluttering

Thursday
Sep132018

ClutterClarity Downsizing Class - Concord, MA

How to Survive Downsizing:
Protect your Time, Money and Energy while Decluttering


Mondays, October 18, October 25, November 1, 2018, 7:00-8:30 PM
Concord/Carlisle Regional High School, Concord, MA

Decluttering and downsizing challenges the most able among us! It’s complex, emotionally messy work. We all have to do it, but stuff keeps on getting in the way, doesn’t it? Joining this class will turn your dread into discovery. Everything becomes figure-out-able. 

Learn how to steadily show up with confidence, even when the unpredictable happens. When you know how to think it through, your project can be done without worry or waste. ClutterClarity’s essential fresh perspective and step-by-step process makes it possible to:

  • Stay motivated
  • Trust your decisions
  • Make good use of your time
  • Spend your money wisely
  • Reduce the burden of the work
Emphasis will be placed on how to make and protect your time, and how to prevent feeling overwhelmed. Progress can't be made without these two prerequisites.

No matter your unique circumstances, decluttering and downsizing just got easier, even enjoyable. Imagine that!

SPECIAL: Attend all three classes to receive a free PDF copy of ClutterClarity’s Resource Guide - Paper Clarity: What to Keep, Where and When to Shred.

Register soon! Seating is limited to 15, first come first serve.
Saturday
Sep082018

'I Want To Declutter, But Can't Get Motivated'

5 Essential Strategies to Support Motivation

Smart, accomplished clients often say to me, "I can't get (or stay) motivated - for good reason! Decluttering is emotionally messy work!

To get motivated, your unique emotional clutter needs to be cleared first.

A lack of motivation masks other emotions: feeling overwhelmed, fear of living in regret, frustration, blame or shame. Perfection and procrastination rear their ugly head, too.

We don’t have motivation. We make motivation. Every day. Every hour.

Good tips and strategies are not enough. People feel crazy, knowing what to do, but not being able to do it. Even worse, they start thinking there is something innately wrong with them. Very choppy waters, indeed!

Please understand that it's very hard to unravel the emotional mess alone. Old patterns of thinking naturally get in the way. Old habits of doing run interference. Resistance dominates motivation for a lot of good reasons.

You don't need to make you or your situation wrong to make it better. If you feel chronically stuck in the emotional mess despite your efforts to apply strategy, you know it’s time to reach out for help. It's simply time to learn!

Options for you to get relief from the mess AND stress:

  • Register for Fall ClutterClarity Webinars
  • Attend October Class in Concord, MA
  • Email ClutterClarity for help in your home or via Phone/Skype Coaching

5 Essential Strategies Support Motivation:

  1. Attach yourself to your higher purpose. “Getting rid of clutter” or “organizing my home” is not enough to get or stay motivated. What would that do for you? What do you really want? Remember it; Repeat it.
  2. Build a decluttering routine around a routine that already exists in your week. People routinely resist a routine, sensing entrapment or failure. But a pre-scheduled routine is your ticket to freedom! Repetition and frequency teaches your mind, body and spirit to line up and show up.
  3. Practice "Freedom within Constraint." Life is unpredictable, so you need some flexibility in your routine. You don’t abandon your intention; you move it to another day.
  4. TIME TIPS: Don’t work on your own more than two hours at a time without taking a good break. You never want to hurry. You need time to think, not just do the physical work.
  5. Use the Tools - Calendar and Notebook. Literally schedule your routine and your desired completion date in your calendar. It's unfair to expect your mind to remember everything. Take notes while you work - the little things you can do in between decluttering, like call someone to see if they want an object.
  6. Marinate in Routine Rewards.
    • Trust yourself to show up
    • Appreciate your progress
    • Gain confidence
    • Enjoy staying motivated

Good Examples of Client Routines:

  • Drop off one full box of donations at a charity near her gym every Tuesday afternoon, finish in 3-months, by Thanksgiving.
  • Declutter 2-hours every week after morning coffee and before noon on Saturday and/or Sunday. Finish in one year to put house on the market in the spring.
  • Work with ClutterClarity on Thursdays from 9-12 for four months.

Remember: Logic is not enough to overcome emotional barriers.

To make decluttering easier, even enjoyable, the first step is NOT doing the physical work, but learning a fresh perspective and having the necessary support to establish new habits.

When you think differently you feel better.
When you feel better you can get - and stay - motivated.

No need to suffer through decluttering, organizing or downsizing. For smooth sailing, reach out for help today - You’ll be glad you did!

Friday
Aug172018

How Photos Can Turn Decluttering Sadness into Joy

Friday Flicks #13: You may know what to do with your stuff, but it’s so much harder when procrastination, frustration or overwhelm get in the way, right? Learn specific steps on how to clear the emotional mess and do the physical work of decluttering and downsizing in greater comfort and ease. Upcoming ClutterClarity webinars offer even more understanding and skills.

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