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Mid-Week Mini Edition

By Maria Gracia
August 23, 2017

  Today's Feature

Adding On, Upgrading, or Sticking to What You Have?

When I saw this comic the other day, it made me laugh. Mainly because something similar just happened in real life. I was at a client's house a few days ago, when her young son asked her to hang his drawing on the refrigerator. She said there was no more room for more drawings, unless they removed one of his previous masterpieces. Her son replied, 'I've got to talk to dad then about going to Sears because it's time for a much larger appliance!' So cute!

Yet, I think this is not too far-fetched when it comes to many folks who wish they were more organized. For instance, a stuffed-full filing cabinet may prompt someone to go out and buy another, an overfilled refrigerator may result in another unit being purchased for the basement or garage, or a cell phone with no more storage may prompt an upgraded phone purchase.

Sometimes, an additional storage unit or upgrade is well-warranted. Other times, it's money that doesn't need to be spent.

In most cases...

That stuffed-full filing cabinet just needs to be weeded out. Papers that are outdated or no longer relevant can be removed to make space for more current paperwork.

The overfilled refrigerator may be a result of buying way too much food on your grocery shopping trips...or not eating your leftovers before making new meals.

The cell phone with no more storage may be rectified by transferring the photos and videos you wish to keep to The Cloud and deleted from your phone, as well as removing apps you never use.

While keeping clutter under control and staying organized sometimes involves purchasing something new for more effective storage, more often than not, you can get excellent results from simply reducing the amount of whatever it is you are storing in the first place.

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All the details are further down in this issue.

  Reader Tip

Making Morning Wake-Up, During the School Year, Easier on Everyone

My son is beginning school again...he's a third grader this just a few weeks. He's not a fan of waking up early, and I'm afraid I've allowed his bedtime to get past 10:00 on some nights this summer.

Starting today, I'm sending him to bed 15 minutes earlier from the previous night...each night...until he's back at an 8:00PM bedtime on school nights. So, tonight will be 9:45P, the next day will be 9:30P, the day after that will be 9:15P...and so on and so forth.

In doing so, my hope is that waking up for school after Labor Day will be less of a laborious process...for him and for me! Plus, I'll be sure he's had plenty of rest to keep him more focused at school once it begins.

Pam G.
Rutherford, NJ

  New on our Web Site!

Article: Tired of clutter? Declutter your home in 11 easy steps

Ask Maria: A reader asks, 'How can I organize tons of paperwork after a funeral?'

Cleaning Secrets: Eliminate funky smells...5 easy ways

Dirty Little Secret 1: I find it really difficult to add any clutter to a surface when this item is on that surface. Can you guess what it is?

Dirty Little Secret 2: Is it challenging to get your family members to replace the toilet paper when it runs out? Do this

Dirty Little Secret 3: I eat less sweets by doing this one simple thing. Find out

Mini Challenges: This week we're focusing on organizing challenges that you can do super fast. Here are a handful. 1-2-3...go

In ADDITION, on our home page, you'll also find lots of NEW and featured STUFF including...

Social Media Spotlight: Is it cheaper to book a flight last-minute? Find out...

New Web Poll When you need to work on a focused 'paperwork' task, do you prefer sound or silence? Vote in our poll and let us know. It only takes a second or two, and you will see live up-to-the-minute results

Theme of the Week: Serenity. Enjoy our home page quotes, that reflect our theme, for added inspiration and motivation this week

  In Closing

The more storage you have, the more stuff you accumulate.

Alexis Stewart

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