Should I Sell OR Donate My Stuff?

getting rid of stuffMany of my clients ask me, “Should I sell or donate my stuff?” Those items that are still in good condition but that they no longer use, need, or love. This is how I help them decide:

Sell it if:

  • It’s worth more quite a bit more than the selling fees and
  • You’re motivated enough to organize the garage sale or online sell.

Be sure it is worth the major time and effort you will have to invest to sell the item.

Donate it if:

  • It’s in good condition and
  • The question of donating versing tossing  helps you let it go.

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Utah Home Organizing Success Story

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BEFORE NP in Lehi Food Stroage Room 2

I helped Nichole move into her Lehi, Utah home five years back. She and I unpacked and organized the following rooms in her home when she moved in:

  • Kitchen & Pantry
  • Master Clothes Closet
  • Garage

Nichole has added two children to her family since she moved in. She emailed me some before photos of her food storage room a month back and mentioned to me that she knew exactly how to organize the space because she had listened and learned when we’d worked side-by-side while moving her in.  Click the read more tab below to see the after photo of Nichole’s food storage room.

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How to Organize Craft Supplies

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My trainee, Jessica Rose, recently published an article in the Daily Herald newspaper titled “4 Tips to Organize the Mess in Your Craft Room” and I wanted to give my blog readers some extra tips, as well as a free printable, my Craft Room Inventory Guide.

Craft rooms get a lot of use, but it doesn’t mean they have to be messy. Take the time to get your craft room organized, and then spend a few minutes each day, maintaining that organization.

  1. The most important organizing tip I can offer you is this: Organize craft supplies so each item has a good place in which to reside.
  2. The second most important organizing tip is that every item is stored in its place when it’s not in use.

Here are some pictures to help spark some ideas for your own craft room.

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Another Home Organization Success Story

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organized children's playroomThis past month I helped Jessica organize her Provo home. We’ve spent 7 total hours together so far splitting those hours up over a two day period of time. She had purchased a 21 hour home organization package so we are one-third of the way done.

When Jessica gave me the tour of her home the first day I arrived, I noticed that she had plenty of storage space and had already done a very nice job organizing some of her home. (See the cute job she did on the upstairs playroom she’d organized for her three children in the photo shown here.)

She informed me that she needed my home organization expertise with:

  • her children’s crafting center
  • her garage
  • her home office
  • her kitchen pantry.

Click the read more tab below to see before and after photos of her newly organized garage.

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Organize Kids School Papers

One of the questions so many of my young mom clients ask is, “How do I organize kids school papers?”

They don’t know what to do with all the stuff their kids make and bring home. These sweet mom’s love to sit down and see their children’s masterpieces when they come through the door, but, the one thing that dangles in each mothers mind is, “What do I do with all these papers now?” They don’t know what to keep and what to let go. If you too are concerned with how to select the keepers and easily store those selected, I have a FREE How To Organize Kids School Papers download for you and a two-step process for organizing kids school keepsakes.

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