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    I suggest finding a local store that buys and...

    I suggest finding a local store that buys and sells vinyl records. They know the value and will give you cash for whatever they know they can resell, and you won't have to deal with shipping.
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    I'm currently reading It's All Too Much by Peter...

    I'm currently reading It's All Too Much by Peter Walsh. It might fit the bill for what you're looking for as it gives you concrete steps for "kickstarting" the decluttering process. He also goes...
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    Holding onto things because of memories is very...

    Holding onto things because of memories is very common. She somehow needs to learn that the memories are inside her, not her things, and that if she were to no longer have the things, she would still...
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    Sometimes it takes two or more passes to...

    Sometimes it takes two or more passes to completely part with stuff, and that's OK. Like you said, you could keep your favorite hats or scarves for now, donate or consign the rest. It's possible that...
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    We keep our plates, cups, utensils, along with a...

    We keep our plates, cups, utensils, along with a couple of dishtowels in a clear plastic storage bin. Within the bin, the utensils are stored in 2 ziplock bags -- one for eating utensils, the other...
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    I have 3 cutting boards, each a different size,...

    I have 3 cutting boards, each a different size, that I keep standing up on my counter against the backsplash. My knive block resides right next to the cutting boards so I have both the knives and...
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    If looking at all those messages is overwhelming...

    If looking at all those messages is overwhelming or just gives you a feeling of dread, one option is to create a folder called "Backlog" and move everything that is more than a few days old from your...
  8. Does Social Security statement include nontaxable income?

    Working on YMOYL Step 1 ...

    Over the years I have had money taken out of my paycheck pre-tax to contribute to my 401(k) plan, pay health insurance premiums, and contribute to flex spending for...
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    I found my social security statement but it is...

    I found my social security statement but it is close to a year old and does not include 2010. I went online to request a new statement and learned that they are not currently issuing them ... bummer!...
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    You might want to tackle one small area at a...

    You might want to tackle one small area at a time, for example you mentioned your closet. Start by decluttering -- get rid of any item you haven't worn in a year and anything that doesn't fit. Next,...
  11. Thread: Intro

    by tgardella
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    Thanks for the warm welcome! @Lainey - being...

    Thanks for the warm welcome!

    @Lainey - being able to see tangible results in my work, along with helping people, is why I've chosen Professional Organizing as a career!

    @reader99 - requiring...
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    Hey all, I've rejoined the forums after being...

    Hey all,
    I've rejoined the forums after being away for a bit. I've started working on step 1 and can commit to finishing by Cinco de Mayo! As I was typing my list of personal items into a...
  13. Thread: Intro

    by tgardella
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    Intro

    Hello,
    I've been on and off these forums for several years, mostly as a lurker with an occasional post. I recently revisited only to find the forum moved ... glad it found a new home and to see this...
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    I like to keep 2 sets of sheets for each bed so...

    I like to keep 2 sets of sheets for each bed so that I can strip the bed and make it up again immediately. I usually wash the sheets right away, but it gives me some leeway if I don't get to it. I...
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