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Can you have too many shoes?

Can you have too many shoes? I usually start my speaking engagements with asking this simple question.  I get quite a reaction – usually laughter and lots of YESES! I often see shoes that make me feel sad – Maybe a little worn & forgotten at the back of wardrobes to deteriorate & get dusty? Maybe…
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Are you too attached to your stuff? Psychology of Ownership

If you are having trouble letting go of items, possibly you may be TOO ATTACHED, this is a great post on Constantly Curious about the Psychology of Ownership – Our sense of ownership is established early The Endowment Effect – we value items more once we own them Hoarding Disorder – people are protective of…
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Mary's Garage Sale Tips

Garage Sales are a great way to declutter and pass on items you no longer need.  This time of year is a great time to hold a Garage Sale and, if you have never done it before, here are my tips for running a successful garage sale: Advertise online, e.g. gumtree & garage sale sites…
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ABC Life Matters - Dealing with our parent's stuff

I was a guest last Thursday morning on ABC Life Matters radio segment with Amanda Smith. Lots of callers, lots of stories from people dealing with family stuff. The importance of “story telling” through what we keep from our parent’s home …. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/how-to-deal-with-your-parents-possessions/9038476     Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist Aging Specialist, ICD  |…
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Our favourite before & afters

What we achieve in homes is very visual …. People love our before & after photos     Mary J Harnan BBus, 3a home sorting specialist Aging Specialist, ICD  |  CD Specialist, ICD  | Expert Member AAPO (Aust Assoc of Prof Organisers)  | Professional Member NAPO (National Association of Professional Organisers) Balwyn North, Vic, I have sorted…
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