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Decluttering is Healthy

NJ Organizing Expert, Marilyn Shain Labendz says that an organized space is healthy

We are faced with choices every day, all day long.

We hear so much about healthy foods, what's in and what's out, what will make us healthier and what lead to problems down the road.

But do we choose wisely as to how we keep our space so that our life is lighter and more easily managed?

Here is a very short list of items we should really toss...regularly.

It's just a beginning point. Remember, less is more.

  • Magazines that you have read already or you know you won't get to:

  • Donate them.

  • Give them to someone who can use them for art projects.

  • Recycle them.

  • Receipts and bills

  • Scan and download and make a file for them on your computer.

  • Stores keep computerized records of your purchases so if you need to exchange or return anything you are in their system. Why keep excess paper?

  • Expired medicines or empty vials, vitamins, and over the counter medicines.

  • A messy medicine cabinet can lead to serious problems when you reach for one item and accidentally grab another.

  • Many police stations have bins for disposing of outdated medicines.

  • Sample sizes of toiletry and cosmetic items you really don't need or use.

  • These should be donated to shelters.

  • This will lessen your load while making a difference in someone else's life.

  • Anything broken or with missing, a deck of 51 cards, single earrings, etc.

  • Chargers and wires for electronics you no longer have.

  • Socks without matches. (Don't you hate them?) After all, how many sock puppets can you make?

Prioritize the places and spaces that need decluttering:

NJ Organizing Expert, Marilyn Shain Labendz, says you need to prioritize as your declutter.

What's left is a big project that begins with just one step and then another.

Here is the challenge:

  • Choose one corner of one room, or one drawer, and go through everything.

  • Clean, toss, recycle or donate.

  • Replace the remaining items in an organized fashion.

If this process is overwhelming at all, then do yourself a favor: Contact me and I will do the work for you and teach you "the ropes" as we go along.

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