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De-cluttering: Keep Your Sense of Humor!

NJ Expert Organizer Calms Your Fears About De-cluttering

De-cluttering your closets can be a nerve wracking experience!

Have you ever said anything like these comments?

  • Aww, my son made this for me in nursery school...ok, ok, he's 47 now, but still...

  • You want me to give away my majorette uniform...that I wore 20 years ago? But I was co-captain! (I do know someone that still has hers after 54 years).

How does so much "stuff" accumulate? Some things I learned that I can pass on to you:

  • Your memories get the best of you.

  • I kept a big long Rubber Maid container for each child, with every brilliant book report, report card, art project of their elementary school years. (Which I never looked at anyway).

  • When we were moving and they were adults already, I made them look through everything.

  • Each one wanted maybe one creative project and they took a photo of it. I'm sure by now they've probably deleted it, anyway).

  • You can't part with something that was a milestone marker, like the wedding gown:

  • I preserved my wedding gown, (back in the day before they were able to remove the air from the box).

  • I paid to include it in the move to 4 different homes.

  • My daughter didn't want to try it on, (she's 5 inches taller than me and built totally differently).

  • I finally opened the box and it was yellowed...all yellowed.

  • My intentions were all good, but perhaps I could have given it to a society for brides who couldn't afford their own.

  • We repurposed the wedding gown my daughter wore, donating the lace of the skirt to be the decorations for weddings held in our synagogue.

  • My daughter was right! Why take up room so that perhaps her daughter(s) will want to wear it? Unlikely.

  • You're sure you will lose weight and then you can wear those clothes again.

  • Every time I gained a size or two of clothes I held on to them in hopes to lose weight and get back into them.

  • Losing weight takes time, the season is over and even if they fit better, they're still not right.

  • When you do get into them the style isn't nearly popular, and you want to reward yourself with something new, anyway.

  • Isn't possible that someone else could use them?

  • Start a clothing swap club, donate your clothing, or bring them to a consignment shop. Just get them out of the closet.

NJ Expert Organizer helps you breath a happy sigh of relief.

One of the best feelings is that of breathing a sigh of relief and feeling terrific about what you've accomplished!

NJ Expert Organizer, Marilyn Shain Labendz, offers gift certificates.

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