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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


Prepare to Care: An Act of Love
Conversations to have with loved ones before illness or end of life


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

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.

Friday
Jun222018

Clarity for Decluttering Decisions: 4 Examples

Friday Flicks #5: You always want to pay attention to your feelings when decluttering! Laura helps four people decide for themselves using four essential criteria: 1) Is it clutter? and 2) What to do with their clutter? Real life examples: magazines, jewelry, gerbil cage, and child’s mobile. Enjoy!

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Wednesday
Jun202018

How to Prevent Difficult Moves

Moves are complicated, but they don't have to be so hard!  They are made unnecessarily difficult by a lack of planning, support, and knowledge... all preventable. 

As a move manager, my work goes beyond decluttering stuff to helping clients: 
  • Create a realistic plan 
  • Build a support team (realtors, loan officer, movers, consigners, etc.)
  • Use their resources well: time, money and energy
  • Solve problems and prevent overwhelm
Feel free to call for a free 1/2 hour phone session. No obligation.

Moving Tips:
  1. Start downsizing 12-18 months before staging your home!
  2. Ask for help BEFORE you're stressed out...when you START thinking about moving.
  3. Access good information early on to make decisions easier.
If you or your friends are moving in the Greater Boston area, you'll find this Real Estate Report on the value of homes by town helpful.



Friday
Jun152018

How to Avoid the Biggest Decluttering Mistake

Friday Flicks #4: Avoid this common mistake and the dreaded emotional barriers it causes: resistance, exhaustion, and overwhelm! Your decluttering (organizing, downsizing, moving) will be so much easier, even enjoyable.

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Friday
Jun082018

The Stormy Culture of Clutter

Friday Flicks #3: You’re not alone in the mess and stress! Americans' unique beliefs and habits help create the perfect storm for clutter. "It’s Your Mess, But Not All Your Fault."

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Tuesday
Jun052018

Getting Rid of Emotional Clutter

Louise felt really overwhelmed and frustrated. Her husband put his "crap" anywhere he felt like leaving it. After years of arguing, she found it easier to just pick it up for him than try to get him to do it. 

She felt guilty. "After all," she said, "he works long hours and she doesn’t work at all."

Maybe you can relate. 

She also felt guilty asking for my help, thinking that she should be able to get the mail and paper clutter “under control” on her own, especially since she didn’t work. 

It's hard to do something you have never learned to do. De-cluttering is not cleaning house. 

I asked Louise how she spent her time. She rattled off the few things she did "as not much:"

  1. managing two large homes,
  2. selling a product her family produced,
  3. caring for her own family, 3 kids and elderly father, and
  4. frequently entertaining her husband’s colleagues. 

She worked! Louise had numerous jobs, and little respect for her time. Her husband couldn’t possibly work the demanding hours at a job he loved if she wasn’t putting in equal time managing their lives. She gave him his freedom. Valuable if you ask me! 

"I never thought of it that way," she said. (I love it when my clients say that to me!) 

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