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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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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.

Thursday
Aug162018

Downsizing, Moving? Reduce Your Stress!


Movers cool off in 90-degree heat!

The Problem: I find most people wait too long to start downsizing. They're well intentioned, but spend more months worrying than doing the work. Procrastination makes sense — an attempt to shield people from feeling overwhelmed or fear of making a mistake. Perfection delays action even more as time runs out, drowning them in a pool of anxiety. People think they should already know what to do, but moves are complicated. No move is the same.

STRESSFUL! With a deadline looming, people finally do the work fast and furiously with little time to think or decide what's best in their unique circumstances. Results: unnecessary mistakes, wasted money, exhaustion, and living with regret - the very things they wanted to avoid. 

Downsizing Tips: Start decluttering/downsizing when you START to THINK about moving. Give yourself 12-18 months if you can, and build a 2-4 hour weekly routine to pace yourself. Finish decluttering before you get a realtor or at least a month or two before you stage your home for an open house. This way the stress of decluttering does not run directly into the stress of selling your home. You'll have time to just enjoy being in your home before moving. 

We’re not meant to do everything alone.

  • Sherpas to climb Mt. Everest.
  • Midwives to deliver babies.
  • ClutterClarity to enjoy downsizing and a move. 
When to Ask for Help?
You know you need help when you're repeatedly frustrated or chronically overwhelmed, despite your efforts. Or when fear grips you when you look at your calendar, not knowing how you're going to get everything done.

Everything is easier with an experienced "guide at your side."
Years of experience are yours: a clear process, customized plan with priorities and a realistic timeline, quick solutions to unpredictable problems, and good strategies to make decisions and protect your resources (time, money, and energy). With all this in place, the physical labor naturally becomes easier, even enjoyable.  

ClutterClarity’s schedule is filling up. Don't wait! Email Now to set up a FREE 1/2-hour phone session to see if we’re a good fit. No obligation; no worries.

Friday
Aug102018

How to Enjoy Decluttering Personal Papers

Friday Flicks #12: Two real-life stories reveal the essential attitude and practical steps to lift the burden of decluttering papers related to your personal history. Is it worth your time and energy now to go through your ephemera? Instead of feeling weighted down by all those papers, you can be free to enjoy the work ahead.

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Thursday
Aug092018

3 Great Options to Sell Clothes Clutter

 

Consigning used clothes can be a pain in the neck, schlepping or waiting months for an in-store appointment to drop off your clothes. It’s frustrating and counter-productive. Instead of waiting, people often end up donating the clothes just to get the clutter out of the house. 

Of course, donating is good, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency, 85% of donated clothes end up in a landfill. Knowing this, people feel discouraged instead of proud.


Three great options to sell your clothes clutter, easier and faster:

Since 2009, Eileen Fisher’s Renew Program has taken back over 1M garments from their customers. The garments are cleaned, mended, re-sewn, felted, over-dyed and re-sold. Their “Tiny Factory” re-purposes stained clothes into new clothes, art pieces, and even furniture. Drop off your clothes at stores or mail them in to get $5 per garment rewards card.


The world’s largest online marketplace buys and sells women and kids secondhand clothes and accessories.

You can choose a “payout” to yourself or donate the cash you earn to their Charity Partners (Help Mother Out, Girls Inc., Wardrobe for Opportunities, Big Brother Big Sister, Feeding America), and get a tax receipt. In 2018, ThreadUP donated nearly $80,000 to charity!

Order a shipping kit; they pay for USPS or Fedex shipping! Questions 

(Please encourage ThredUP to initiate a program for men’s clothes here. Guys need help getting rid of their clutter, too!)

  

Cambridge, Maynard, Reading, MA.  

New and consigned women’s fashion—a go to for modern style, classic vintage, and luxury clothing and accessories. High quality fashion at a fraction of the cost. All items are in mint condition and have a unique quality and style. 

Raspberry Beret makes consigning clothes truly enjoyable!

  • Quick appointments. You don’t need to wait months.
  • They’ll come to your home to pick-up your clothes. 
  • You can buy online!
  • Gorgeous stores, friendly staff, and they play fantastic music. It’s hard to leave!
Friday
Aug032018

Getting Free of Clutter Stress

Friday Flicks #11: 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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Saturday
Jul282018

ClutterClarity is Hiring

Job Title: Assistant to Professional Home Organizer, Move Manager and Productivity Coach, Laura Moore, M.Ed., Principal of ClutterClarity LLC.

Job Description: ClutterClarity helps people declutter, organize, downsize or move. You’ll be directly involved with a project’s physical work so progress can be made with greater ease and efficiency. You will be working by Laura Moore’s side, observing and learning her unique, integrated approach, including essential emotional and time management skills we all need when decluttering and organizing our life and homes. Gradually, you will work independently with clients. You will also assist Laura with running her business in any way necessary, especially helping to implement the company’s online marketing strategies.

Growth Opportunities:

  • Learning ClutterClarity’s unique integrated process for decluttering, organizing, downsizing and moving
  • Learning Essential Life Skills: emotional management, time management, clutter/stuff management, communication and negotiation skills
  • Learning Entrepreneurial Skills: running a business as a “solopreneur,” customer relations, marketing
  • Possibility to become an Associate of ClutterClarity LLC, leader and trainer

Employment Process:

  • Trial period: 30 days, at which point we decide if we’re a good fit.
  • Intern: 60-90 days, including trial period $15/hour.
  • Assistant: $20/hour, negotiable.

Responsibilities:

  • Follow Laura’s direction, especially when working with clients
  • Engage in the physical work of decluttering, organizing, downsizing or moving
  • Deliver donations, pick up supplies, etc.
  • Facilitate marketing strategies via social media
  • Research topics of interest and resources
  • Respect client’s house, space, stuff, and emotional process
  • Keep clients’ information and ClutterClarity’s process confidential
  • Respect time, and be on time
  • Represent ClutterClarity LLC with pride

Qualifications: 

  • Mature18 years old or older 
  • Innate enthusiasm for organizing, taking care of homes, design, beauty, and people 
  • Competent social media skills (Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube, Podcast) 
  • Basic computer skills (must have a lap top (mac preferred)) 
  • Must have a car or truck 
  • Able to comfortably respond to the unpredictable 
  • No criminal record

Ideal Characteristics:

  • Firm personal boundaries 
  • Problem-solving skills 
  • Able to take initiative 
  • Thoughtful, perceptive 
  • Innate interpersonal skills with a wide variety of people 
  • Desire to learn

Schedule:

20+ hours per week, some weekends, no nights. Half days (3-4 hours) and full days (6 hours typically).  We can set specific days and hours per week, but flexibility is essential to fit clients’ specific needs week to week. We will make a schedule every two weeks to accommodate your schedule as much as possible. Must live near Concord, MA.

To Apply: please send an email to inquiry@clutterclarity.com. Look forward to connecting soon. Thank you for your interest.