Why Inviting Friends Over Can Motivate You To Clean House!

This month on Channel 4 I talk about using outside sources to help you get organized in 2 simple steps!

 

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Stasia Cymes                                                                                                                                   Professional Organizer & owner of Clear the Clutter                                                                    (504) 920-1800                                                                                                                               Stasiacymes@gmail.com

Is Your Clutter More Than Just Trash?

Many clients are surprised when I tell them that the big garbage bag is for donations & the little plastic grocery bag is for trash. The truth is your clutter is likely more than 90% recyclable or donatable goods!

3 hours worth of donations. Ready for charity pickup.

Contact your local charity to find out what items they can & can not accept. If they are unable to take something such as a working tube television or building materials, set it curbside for freecycle. One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Here's a great website called What Can I Recycle?  

Be green & happy downsizing!

Stasia Cymes                                                                                                                                   Professional Organizer & owner of Clear the Clutter                                                                      (504) 920-1800                                                                                                                               Stasiacymes@gmail.com

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Confessions of a Professional Organizer: My Own Messy Shed

I've been a renter at this location since I moved to New Orleans back in 2011. I spent all this time making my house feel like a home but for some reason the shed remained neglected until now. Finally I couldn't take it anymore. Fortunately we have a new tenant moving in & I was able to motivate Dave, AKA world's best landlord to help me clean out the shed to make room for everyone's belongings. 

My goals were simple. Remove unwanted building materials, organize holiday decorations & make room for my bike. A few hours later, with a shed full of donations laying on the curb for free pickup, Dave & I had worked a small miracle. 

The best part is that I was able to enjoy myself, it didn't feel like a chore because we were having fun. Have a beer, listen to some tunes & clear the clutter.

Stasia Cymes                                                                                                                                       Professional Organizer & owner of Clear the Clutter                                                                            (504) 920-1800                                                                                                                                   Stasiacymes@gmail.com

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Super Mom or Super Overwhelmed?

I enjoy living vicariously through other peoples children. My 15 yrs as a professional nanny gave me an inside look at family life. Each household was run by an amazing woman that did everything except put herself first. 

Today is a friendly reminder to be kind to yourself. Whether you're a parent or not, too often we put the needs of others before our own. This selfless act is a noble one unless it's doing more harm than good. 

Lead by example & take care of yourself. Your children are watching. If laundry & clutter have gotten out of control get your family involved & downsize often to keep the chaos at bay. If you're overwhelmed call Clear the Clutter at (504) 920-1800. We get you back on track with organization so you can spend your time doing more important things like enjoying quality time with your loved ones. 

Stasia Cymes                                                                                                                                       Professional Organizer & owner of Clear the Clutter                                                                            (504) 920-1800                                                                                                                                   Stasiacymes@gmail.com

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A Day in the Life of a Professional Organizer

Hooray it's my first blog! Today marks the launch of the new Clear the Clutter website, welcome. I'm excited to take you behind the scenes with these blog posts. As you can imagine I work with some very interesting & incredibly talented people. No two clients are ever the same but they all one thing in common. They're overwhelmed by clutter. 

The owner of this lovely house is a friendly woman whose living room has been taken over by clutter. She tells me it started after Katrina. 10 years later it's a junk room, filled wall to wall with boxes & bags that prohibits anyone from entering. 

Her willingness to let go of unwanted items from the past allowed her to reclaim her beautiful living room. What took years to accumulate was removed from her home in a matter of hours. If you want to enjoy something as simple as reading a book on your couch, it might be time to make room in your home for the things you love. Let the rest go.

Stasia Cymes                                                                                                                                       Professional Organizer & owner of Clear the Clutter                                                                            (504) 920-1800                                                                                                                                   Stasiacymes@gmail.com

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