Ever wonder where your stuff goes after your organizing session with us?
We are giving ALL donated items to Children's Home Society of Washington! Our clients are thrilled to hear that their lightly used items will get a second life and a new home to those in need.
Did you know when children enter foster care they are given a trash bag to use to carry their personal items? We teamed up with Together We Rise to create, sweet cases. 15 children this month will have a little more comfort and confidence thanks to our clients. Each month we donation a portion of our proceeds to make a difference in our community. A big thank you for all your support and donations!
South King County Family Resource Center Drop off location:
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday
Address: 212 Fifth Ave. S., Kent WA, 98032...
Donating is a huge part of becoming more organized and decluttering. As I always say, you should never have anything in your home that you don't use or don't need. Also, donating is great for the environment and people in need.
A lot of the time not donating objects comes down to convenience. No one wants to spend the time sorting and packing up donation items but it’s something that will benefit you in the end. So do it! There is a Goodwill, Value Village or Salvation Army around the corner, go find the closest to you!
Is an item too large? Don't turn that old treadmill into a coat rack because you don't want to move it. You are giving that treadmill the power to dictate how to use your space. It’s your space, take it back!
If you don't have the means to take those huge items, there are so many donation centers that have trucks that will come pick up...
Out with the old, in with the minimal?
We have a tendency to hold on to too much stuff and all that stuff has a tendency of getting a little to much for us to handle. The first step to getting organized and getting that Martha Stewart home you are looking for is:
PURGE, PURGE, PURGE!
Purging is the first step and it could also be the hardest especially if you are sentimentally attached to many things in your home. When helping people through this step I often ask them a series of questions:
How long have you had this item? When was the last time you used it?
Do you have a realistic plan to use this someday?
Does it fit you or your space?
If you are sentimentally attached to something, when was the last time you even looked at it, or admired it?
If the answer to these are no or more than a year, toss it or donate...
When was the last time you went through your makeup bag? Makeup is one of the things most people accumulate over the years. People think that because they don't see an expiration date, it does not expire.
This is absolutely false!
Makeup definitely expires and it is very important to keep track of that. Wearing expired makeup can have side effects such as skin inflammation, acne, skin allergies and eye infections.
So how do you know when to toss your makeup?
If you look on the side or bottom of the product, you will see this:
This is the expiration date you need to consider after you buy a product. It is how long that product is good for after you purchase it. Now, many people may say, “Well I've had a product for 10 years and haven't had an infection or anything!”
As great as that is why would you want to risk that or take a chance with something as delicate as...
After working with the Seattle Organizing Experts in her home, Ms. Poole came to me with hopes of making some organizational changes in her classroom. Currently, she teaches in a half-portable classroom; and like many teachers she struggles to use the limited space effectively. With 27 students in her class, there is no doubt that clutter can pile up easily. Clutter which makes planning lessons and maintaining resources more challenging. It is truly evident how much Ms. Poole cares for her students, and I am excited at the opportunity to create a unique and beautiful learning environment for them.
According to the Washington Education Association, Washington has the fourth most over-crowded classrooms in America. I believe that by providing Ms. Poole with an organized and clutter-free classroom it will make a huge impact on how students feel and learn when they are in her class. All students deserve a classroom that fosters leaning and provides a safe and calm environment. It...