An Organized Lifestyle

How to Address and Declutter Sentimental Items

A few weeks ago I spoke to a group of women at the Verse Media event held at Longview Gallery in Washington, DC. The event was put together by Birch Event and Design and photographed by Mariah Miranda and boy, what an event it was! The group got to hear from me, as an organizing […]

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Organizing with Kids


I’ve mentioned before that sentimental storage is the most difficult category to declutter, and as an organizer I’ve learned that what’s sentimental to one person is not necessarily the same for another. I have clients who have no problem donating or selling a household of their grandparents furniture, but they won’t budge on discarding an old college sweatshirt in their storage unit (even if they forgot that they had it in the first place!). I see, hear, and am witness to a lot of people’s personal items, which includes the sentimental items that are near and dear to their hearts. I think that there is a misconception that getting organized equates to…

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