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ClutterClarity in May 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.

Thank you so very much. Clearing clutter allows me to breathe and was seemingly effortless under your guidance. You really do have a gift, many gifts really, for seeing the world very clearly.


Barbara W., Truro, MA

Our Perspective


It's Your Mess, But Not Your Fault

It's completely normal to have clutter in our fast-paced, ever-changing lives. Most of us do. Even professional organizers have some clutter! It's just a matter of degree — how much clutter you have and how it makes you feel. The advantage professional organizers have is that they have learned how to clear clutter easily, understand why clearing is important, and regularly do so.

It's not true that you can get organized and be clutter-clear once and for all. Since change is constant, steadily clearing clutter, in little bits through time, is an on-going part of managing and organizing your life. Clutter accumulation is not simply about bad habits.

A lot of stuff naturally becomes clutter as our life and interests change.

Decluttering is not about getting rid of stuff; it's about deciding what to keep. Only then can you stay comfortable in your home, surrounded by what you currently love and use. Clearing clutter is a way of adapting to the reality of your current life. Why is this important? You strengthen your position in life. When you are no longer emotionally and physically tripping over your clutter, you are able to respond better to life's challenges and joys. The benefits of clutter-clearing and getting organized radiate outside of your home.

Contrary to popular belief, organizing is NOT the solution to clutter. The solution to clutter is learning how to make good decisions about your stuff — decisions without regret. Once the clutter is out of your home, getting and staying organized is much easier.

Clearing clutter is the often ignored first step to getting organized.

Many organizing books are misleading because they indicate that tips and techniques, and closets and containers are the answer. They over promise: If you just do this, you will get organized. The media promotes this, and wanting easy answers, the public has come to believe it. Yet, if this was true, with all the organizational products available, people would no longer be struggling with disorganized homes and clutter.

By promoting false expectations, the organizing profession is, in part, responsible for the burden of clutter and organization. People buy the books (and containers, shelves, and closet organizers) feeling hopeful — only to feel worse when their efforts collapse, despite their good intentions. The clutter and disorganization grows like a virus, but instead of reaching out for help, people hide out in shame.

If you feel overwhelmed, by definition you're not thinking clearly, and need help.

Strategies are sustainable only when you address what's under the clutter — your thoughts and feelings. It is confusing to sift through your stuff when you don't have solid criteria to make good decisions about what to keep, let go, and how to do so comfortably. Without certain fundamentals, you leave yourself unnecessarily vulnerable to numerous feelings. If you're overwhelmed, it's nearly impossible to unravel the mess alone, especially in the beginning. With insightful help, however, you can quickly sort out your thinking and subsequent feelings so the physical work becomes straightforward, even easy, enjoyable.

There's nothing innately wrong with you if you have clutter. What's wrong is that you think you should be able to do something you have not learned how to do. Clutter-clearing is not cleaning house; it is a skill we all need to learn to be comfortable in our homes and lives. Recognizing this, you do not have to be overwhelmed to justify asking for help. You have to be willing to learn.

What makes clearing clutter and organizing difficult is forcing yourself to do it despite all your complex feelings. Trying to override your feelings to get stuff done only contributes to the burden. It's necessary to clear up your thinking so you feel better, and therefore, want - and can - steadily do what needs to get done.

A few key changes in how you think can turn what was once difficult into a pleasure.

Clearing clutter and organizing becomes manageable once you respect your unique circumstances, your feelings, and learn an approach that's right for you. Yet, most people, including professional organizers, don't think it is learnable. With over ten years of experience, Laura Moore, M.Ed. knows that it is.

With ClutterClarity at Home, it's possible to achieve sustainable relief from your clutter and disorganization. Nobody believes us in the beginning, but our clients know it's true.

And what you learn from Laura lasts a lifetime.

 E-mail Laura to inquire about a 1/2-Hour FREE phone session to find out if you're a good fit with Laura's unique professional approach, rare intuition and good humor.