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The Other Side of the Desk

Jim Joseph | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Jim Joseph

I had an eye-opening experience the other day while I was interviewing a candidate to potentially join our agency. He happened to arrive at my office right while my assistant was trying to help me solve an IT issue that we just couldn't seem to crack.

Professional Organizers Offer 6 of Their Favorite Decluttering Tips

John Egan | Posted 11.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
John Egan

How long have you been staring at that pile of Crate and Barrel catalogs, Publishers Clearing House mailers and other junk on your kitchen table? How long have you been cursing at all those jeans in your bedroom closet that you'll never squeeze into again?

18 Ways to Have a Clutter-Free Halloween (Without Being Boring)

Emily Chapelle | Posted 10.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Emily Chapelle

With all of the costumes, candles, spooky decor, junky little trinkets and toys, the clutter situation can get quickly out of hand. How can we cut the clutter without cutting back on any of the fun? I promise, it's possible! Here's how.

My Clutter Breakup

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Despite my initial resistance, I'm grateful to have gone through the de-cluttering process. Discarding stuff from the past that's no longer relevant to the present leaves the future wide open. And that's very exciting.

Make Home Life a Priority Again

Jennifer L. Scott | Posted 10.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jennifer L. Scott

Is it possible to find a balance and be able to enjoy the wonders of the Internet and our favorite shows while also living well at home? With a little self-discipline and a change of perspective, it is possible to make our home life a priority again.

The Day I Became Lost In A Time Warp

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 10.09.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

As I sat cross-legged on the dusty, splintered attic floor, emptying and sorting through each box, I became lost in a time warp. The floor was my canvas, I was the artist, and the assorted articles that encircled me in various, colors, shapes and textures, were the medium that portrayed my life.

15 Instant Productivity Hacks You Need To Know

| Jayson Demers | Posted 09.08.2014 | Small Business

Like thousands of professionals all over the country, you're trying your best to stay organized, keep your appointments, and still churn out the count...

How to Kill the Backlog -- Forever!

Caroline L. Arnold | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline L. Arnold

Your problem isn't finding time to clear your backlog, your problem is building behaviors to manage your pipeline. When you focus on a backlog, you're working the symptom instead of targeting the cause, looking backward instead of forward.

How To Change Your Life Just By Moving Your Furniture

Stephanie Bennett Vogt | Posted 10.18.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie Bennett Vogt

It wasn't just things that needed changing up. Moving things also meant moving on, which in our case meant embracing a new chapter as empty-nesters: letting go, adjusting, more letting go. There is no getting around the past when everything in the home points to it.

These 5 Companies Are Trying To Save You From Your Hoarding Habit

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.02.2014 | HuffPost Home

We'll say it upfront: Self-storage isn't the sexiest topic. Yet, there will come a time where you survey the ridiculously overwhelming mass of stuff i...

Reclaim Your Space: Organize Bills, Paperwork, and Other Items in Your Home

Karen Cordaway | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Karen Cordaway

If your house seems cluttered, ask yourself if you have too much stuff or do you just need to put stuff away. Establish a routine to do so.

Breaking Free of Clutter

Ree Varcoe | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ree Varcoe

You can keep living under piles of possessions, whether they're in plain sight or hidden away in closets and spare rooms, or you can choose to finally get free of them. Once you start the purge, you are likely to find yourself feeling lighter and less burdened.

Clearing the Clutter: Helping Those Who Hoard and Finding Personal Healing in the Process

Ceci Garrett | Posted 07.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ceci Garrett

Although my career has taken me into many hoarded homes and nightmarish childhoods like my own, I work hard to keep my children from these experiences.

Confessions of a Hopeful Hoarder

TueNight | Posted 07.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
TueNight

Hoarders get a bad rap, but outsiders see can't see our good intentions; the way we, in our fantasy lives, have a place for everything, even if our everything is a lot more than other people.

A Surprisingly Simple Way to Get Rid of Clutter

John M. Simmons | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

Get used to it, Junior, there's more rejection where that came from! I'm throwing it away. I need to make room for your high school diploma.

7 Things You Should Throw Out Now

Posted 03.21.2014 | OWN

When we head to the trash can or eBay, there are certain things we forget to include. Here are the sneaky extras that clutter up the corners of our ho...

The Working Mind

Brooks Palmer | Posted 05.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Brooks Palmer

When you feel stuck in your clutter, the way out of the inertia is to start to clutter bust. You may not feel ready. You might think you'll do a lousy job. You could be thinking of 20 other things you'd rather do. You may think it's the last thing you want to do.

What Are You Putting in Your Pockets?

Vanessa Anstee | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Anstee

The bottom line is that you can choose a path other than clutter. It takes conscious awareness and deliberate action to change your story, but it absolutely can be done.

My House Is Messy -- and I Don't Care

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

It's totally true that I could come home from work and get everything off the counter and table (again) and clean the bathrooms (again) and yell at the kids (again) to pick up all their stuff, but, well, I'd rather not.

The Secret to a Hopeful Planning Session

Ted Harro | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Ted Harro

Today's work leaves little room for new efforts. So any senior team that wants to create a great organization has to get ready for new initiatives by regularly clearing the decks.

De-Clutter Now: 8 Things You Can Live Without

Lindsay Schauer | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lindsay Schauer

In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and location were awesome, but there was one problem. Half my stuff didn't fit in the place. So I got rid of it. Furniture, old clothes, books, shoes, art. And you know what? I haven't missed any of it since.

Clear Your Clutter and Change Your Life

Tamara Star | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Welcome to the new year! It seems once we pass the New Year's mark and notice spring just around the corner, a universal reset button activates new...

And Now, My #1 Trick to Staying Warm This Winter

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

The kid in The Sixth Sense saw dead people. I see bursting cupboards and closets and file cabinets. With my eyes closed. Oh yeah. It makes me hot. Take that, oil company!

I Can't Pinpoint When the Problem Started: It Was Just There

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
The University of Central Florida Forum

As I grow older, a bad word that starts with "C" has crept into my vocabulary -- and my environment. I'm having a hard time ridding myself of it. It niggles at my edges, and like a bad haircut, it has become my constant companion.

14 Tips for the Best Garage Sale Ever

realtor.com | Posted 03.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Wading through your accumulated items may be a bit overwhelming, but it's not as bad as moving to your new home with a bunch of boxes filled with things you don't need.