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FYI: 60 Things Every Caregiver Needs to Know

60 HELPFUL TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS: In the Reader’s Digest article 60 Things Every Caregiver Needs to Know, author Michelle Crouch shares research-backed tips and strategies from other caregivers to help you give the best possible care to the person you love: “Don’t wait too long. ‘Most people wait way too long before getting their loved … Read More »

FYI: Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

When I begin with a new client, I have them complete, or help them complete an emergency contact information form. When I’m working at their house, if something goes awry with their health, after calling 911, I would let their family or other contact know ASAP. Thankfully, I’ve never had to do so. Do you … Read More »

DISCOVER: The Threshold Choir

I had a handful of senior clients when I began my organizing practice in 2000, but it was working with Alice for eight years that propelled me to specialize in the organizing needs of seniors. How lovely it would have been if I’d known about The Threshold Choir during Alice’s lifetime!   It was another … Read More »

READ NOW: What Families Go Through After a Loved One Passes

When illustrator JP Trostle’s mother died, he and his family faced a challenge familiar to many: cleaning house. This article speaks clearly about what families go through after a loved one passes. For those unable to do the clearing work, there are caring, experienced Organizers to fill the gap. I love that the article is … Read More »

DISCOVER: 49 Ways to Sell Your Old Stuff for the Most Money

In the article 49 ways to sell your old stuff for the most money, author Charis Brown writes: “There’s no doubt about it, Americans have too much stuff. Several years ago the Wall Street Journal reported that Americans spend $1.2 trillion annually on goods and services they don’t actually need. And according to the Orlando … Read More »

LEARN: Hiring an Organizer Can Boost Happiness Too!

Allison Aubrey, NPR News correspondent and author of the report, Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff, writes: “Money can’t buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Read More »

FYI: Swedish Death Cleaning

The Swedes do it. They call it death cleaning. We can do it, too. Jura Koncius, author of the Washington Post article Americans are pack rats. Swedes have the solution: ‘Death cleaning.’, writes that the concept of decluttering before you die, a process called “dostadning,” is part of Swedish culture. It may seem morbid, but … Read More »

RESOURCE: How You Can Ship Donations Free

Jessica Michael, author of the article How you can ship donations free, offers great advice on how to ship donation items for free. She writes: “Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could ship donations free? If you are like me, you may have enough Amazon boxes to build a fortress. While this is hours of … Read More »

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