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What does the Professional Organizer purge…?

What does the Professional Organizer purge…?

Does she practice what she preaches, one in – one out…?

Yes, de-cluttering is an ongoing process, not a once off flurry of activity.  As purchases, gifts and projects are freely flowing in, they must be equally flowing out.  The operative word here is FREELY…

free·ly – ˈfrēlē/ – adverb

  • not under the control of another; as one wishes.
    • “I roamed freely”
  • without restriction or interference.
    • “air can freely circulate”
  • in copious or generous amounts.
    • “she gave freely from her abundance”

So what does a Professional Organizer purge…

Shoes and handbags I haven’t used and every time I try, I think I really don’t like these – so gone!

A couple of blouses that are super cute on the hanger, but not sure what I was thinking, they just are not me, so bye bye.

2 devotional books, since I have discovered the BIBLE app, I have hundreds of devotionals at my finger tips.

2016-01-29 08.35.00 A few dog beds that need mending. To be perfectly honest, its never gonna happen.  The dog doesn’t seem to mind that their torn but doesn’t lay in them anyway – OUT!

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A herb pot I have decided won’t be big enough and a nearly full large bottle of hand sanitizer I bought for a hoard clear job but now just sits lonely in the garage – off to be useful elsewhere!

AND lastly…. Several recent presents I received that I just don’t like, aren’t me, things I am not going to use – BRUTAL but true. Of course I would not post pictures of such things.  I do not want to hurt anyone’s feeling.  I am also not going to take up space with things I do not want or like and that I know someone else can use :)

Where does it all go?  Some goes to the local mission, where I know things will be passed on freely for free.  Other stuff I sell on eBay or via our local Facebook Mama’s page.

I am also motivated by a goal, a monetary goal.  I have something in mind that I would like to purchase and it presently would be more valuable to me than all this STUFF combined.

Is it time for you to take a tour of your own home?  Gather the clutter, fill out a donation receipt or snap a few quick pics to post online for sale? Get a jump on the new year before its just another year buried in clutter, you can do it!

If you are in the Springs, we offer a free consultation to get you started or help you along the way.  If you are not  in the Springs, we offer online or phone consultations/sessions as well.

Vacation Packing – Carry on, my wayward bag lady!

My previous two posts (lists & take 2) were touched on here during  my Fox 21 segment.

Bags of bags

 

The great stuff I didn’t get to talk about can only be found here!!!

Who doesn’t love bags!? Bigs bags, small bags, plastic bags, clutches, wristlets, slouches, ziplocks, baggallinis!

When it comes to travel, you have to do your best to minimize what you are packing, especially when it comes to your carry on.

I like the bag in bags approach.  Ladies, your purse counts as a carry on, so I say the bigger the better.  Make it something that can do double duty at your destination; shopping carry all, beach bag, quick overnight bag if your travels require.

Inside your carry on, break it down.  Think about a trendy crossbody bag, like a baggallini.  And inside that, a wristlet wallet clutch.  These options give you maximum flexibility on size, style and coordination.

Don’t stop there, bag your cords, chargers, players and earbuds into an easy access zipper pouch so you can wrangle them without a tangled mess at the bottom of your carry on.

Compartmentalize all those little necessities like sunglasses, mints, travel pillow, cell phone, tickets/itinerary, lip balm and the like in your bag of bags to organize yourself on the go.

Where are you headed are you next vacation?  Take some time to enjoy the process so you can better enjoy your destination. Travel like a pro, enjoy the journey!

 

 

 

Vacation Packing – take 2 – Double Up

Well, truth be told some unexpected travel has kept me from writing my follow up posts on packing.  And in all honesty, I didn’t double check my list and on one of my trips I forgot my swimsuit!!! A rookie mistake but as I said in my last post, not the end of the world.  I popped into a store, bought a new suit and was sipping cocktails poolside in no time!

So do what I say, not what I do :)

Once you have reviewed your list, schedule a time to pack your bags.  Take your time to think through outfits and events based on your travel plans (and the weather.) Minimize your bottoms and take multiple tops if space allows.  Roll your clothing to accommodate the best use of space. Remember when your choosing your clothing, choose what you love, what is comfortable and what you feel good in.  Don’t waste space on maybe…http://theberry.com/2014/01/30/packing-is-not-an-easy-task-18-photos/

There is also no space for maybes in that quart size ziplock bag. Do yourself a favor and splurge on travel size toiletries or purchase travel bottles to fill and refill.  If you do choose refillable bottles, label them well so future trips don’t find you putting lotion in your hair :)

Double up, duplicate frequently used items so you can get them packed without having to think twice on the day of your departure.  Consider creating a “travel bag” that is nearly ready for any trip at any time.  Stock your travel bag with an extra hair brush, toothbrush  and your travel size toiletries so you can jet set with ease.

Check out these other great blogs for unusual packing tips that will help you get organized and on your way.

More on toiletries…

Cosmo knows… 20 tips for traveling with ease

Lastly, a few I hadn’t even thought of… #s 8, 23 & 25

 

 

 

Always Time For Thanks

Always Time For Thanks

Once again we find ourselves asking where the year went as we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

No sooner was Halloween over when I spied Christmas decorations out in full swing at the local Mart.

WAIT!!! What happened to Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is my husband’s favorite holiday. No gifts, no decorations. Just time to break bread with loved ones, enjoy their company, and be grateful for the abundance we have.

Abundance: a relative degree of plentifulness; a large portion of something.

Do you have abundance in your life? What are you thankful for in this season of your life?

I am thankful for you! I am thankful that God gave me the talents He did to help others like you!  And to show that appreciation I would love to invite you to my Holiday Open House.

Saturday November 16 11-2pm
3138 Lange Terrace 80918

Brunch will be served, and mimosas will be free flowing. People often ask me if my house is super organized. Do I practice what I preach?  Well, come and see for yourself!

I will have a special gift for you to say thank you for another record breaking year in business for MAS Movement LLC.

Please RSVP if you can, by responding to this email or on the Facebook event.

Godspeed,

Jessica Bair – Manager
MAS Movement LLC
Professional Organizing
& Personal Assistants
719 352 1590
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