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‘It saves time, it saves money, it saves stress’: 3 decluttering tips from professional organizers

CNBC | By Ryan Ermey | March 30, 2024

This spring, you’re likely to read about how to “deep clean” your finances or “tidy up” your portfolio.

But doing actual spring cleaning is a good financial move in and of itself.

After all, how many times have you lost a bill in pile of papers that built up on your desk? Or had to replace something you lost only to stumble across it later? Or missed a bus and had to call an Uber because you couldn’t find your keys?

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Sell it, donate it or trash it? How to declutter, according to professional organizers

CNBC | By Ryan Ermey | March 28, 2024

If you’re like my boyfriend and me, you’ve decided that now is the time to get rid of the various crap that has accumulated in your home over the winter.

Maybe you’re not going full Marie Kondo, but at least want your coffee table to be free of papers, your closet floor to be clear and your kitchen cabinets rid of anything that’s starting to turn green.

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The 13 Best Bookshelves That Conquer Clutter In Style

Forbes | By Janelle Leeson | March 15, 2024

The best bookshelves do more than store books—they’re versatile pieces of furniture for showcasing art, displaying photo frames and tucking away belongings. Bookshelves can even house lighting and plants. While some experts say bookshelves are open (like the Vlsrka Industrial Bookshelf, one of our top picks) and bookcases have a back and sides, other experts tell us the terms are interchangeable. No matter which aesthetic you prefer, we found plenty of options for every style and budget.

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10 Things You Should Toss From Your Bedroom ASAP, According to Professional Organizers

Martha Stewart | By Alexandra Kelly | March 6, 2024

Your bedroom is your sanctuary—here’s how to make sure it stays that way.

Your bedroom should feel like a respite from the world, one that allows you to unwind and recharge for the next day. But as clutter (and life) takes over, the space can start to feel less like the calming oasis we intend it to be. This can be due to too little space, lack of organization, or just everyday items that build up (like those half-empty lotion bottles or collection of water glasses on the nightstand). To help return your bedroom to the restful space you deserve, we asked professional organizers to share which items should be removed from your bedroom, stat.

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The 1 Thing Professional Organizers Never Keep In Their Homes

HuffPost | By Sarah Bourassa | January 12, 2024

We asked professional organizers about the one thing they refuse to keep in their own homes and why that makes a significant difference in keeping their spaces clutter-free.

Whether the clothes no longer fit or are torn or stained beyond fixing, Lori Reese, owner and founder of Consider It Done, said these can take up prime closet space.

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When do you bid farewell to holiday decorations and take your tree down?

FOX 26 Houston | December 20, 2023

Do you take down your Christmas decorations immediately after the holiday, on New Year’s Day, or do you extend the holiday cheer longer than most? Find out!

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33 Organizing Tips to Maintain a Tidy Home

Redfin Blog | By Jamie Forbes | January 18, 2023

If your home is cluttered and chaotic, it can be hard to relax and spend time with your family and friends. However, by taking a few simple steps to organize your home, you can turn it into a peaceful oasis.

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That’s In Order! Lori Reese will help organize your home, your life.

The Burg | By Norah Griffiths Johnson | March 29, 2019

Lori Reese, like most kids, had a messy room growing up. But, unlike most kids, she also enjoyed cleaning up the mess.

“I loved organizing it and tidying up,” she said. “I was always getting rid of things, but, as a kid in a family of five, that just meant putting it in the basement.”

It’s often our most innate traits that form the breeding ground for our eventual passions. This was certainly true for Reese, who, in 2014, founded Consider It Done, a company that offers expert services in planning, organizing and managing life’s transitions—i.e., downsizing, de-cluttering, organizing, household management and personal assistant support.

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