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ClutterClarity in May 2019

ClutterClarity in Feb 2019





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ClutterClarity can work with you anywhere in the world remotely or 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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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.


Feeling Right at Home


A frustrated client thought moving would solve the trouble with her house. Everything seemed wrong to her and she rarely invited people over. She "wanted out of her messy house." What I saw was a nice house with potential. She needed to make the social rooms more comfortable, and get a proper desk and file storage.

We sold and bought furniture on consignment and rearranged the rooms and decor. In two visits, she eased into a cozy chair, and put her feet up.

We next got to work in creating new space for her home office. While we cleared, I showed her what papers to keep, what to shred, and how.  Though she felt buried by her papers, there wasn't as many as she first thought.

What a relief! The house looked and felt great, and she had a party to celebrate. Without “getting rid of” her house, she felt right at home.




Unique You

Clearing clutter is much more than simply organizing and “getting rid of stuff.” Good tips are sustainable only when you take care of what’s under the clutter – your unique thinking and the subsequent emotions that get in the way. For sustainable relief, tips and techniques need to be adapted to your unique home, lifestyle and thinking.

It’s easier to think there is something wrong with you than to ask for help. Brain surgery isn’t necessary, but most of us do need help to learn what adjustments will make your clutter-clearing easier. This is different for everyone. Once you’re thinking clearly, it's easy to sustain new habits and routines over time.


Overwhelmed? Time to Learn

It's very easy to get into our mess by ourselves, but very hard to get out alone. By definition, you can’t think clearly when overwhelmed. Being overwhelmed is not a sign that there’s something wrong with you; it’s a sign that you need help, clarity. When thinking clearly, you'll feel better, and the doing becomes easy.

Clearing clutter takes work and time, but it can be enjoyable. It's easier to stay overwhelmed and think there is something wrong with you than pick up the phone for help. Your significant other is not the person to turn to. It’s likely you’ll fight. No matter what your challenges, faults or failures - you can learn. 


Decluttering before Downsizing

Moves are stressful enough, and clearing can be easy, even fun if you build a steady routine over time. Start clearing clutter at least six months before a move, and leave the last two months to moving details. The truth is that even with good planning, most people bring too much when downsizing. “Aim for ease in function, not perfect organization.”

(The picture is of the smallest houses in Britain.)

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