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Creativity versus Clutter: Organize for Hobbies, Arts, and Crafts (YouTube Video)

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The creative drive is an essential human need to enrich and beautify our lives and the world. But clutter can steal the space, free time, and clarity we need for creative pursuits.
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The Clutter Fairy on Houston Life

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The Clutter Fairy’s Gayle Goddard was a guest on the June 19, 2017, Houston Life show. Gayle shared common mistakes people make when they try to get organized.
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No Room Left Behind: Organize to Reclaim Space (YouTube Video)

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The Clutter Fairy uncovers sneaky ways in which clutter erodes our free space and creates trouble spots throughout the home.
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Donate Your Foreign Currency to Benefit UNICEF!

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Have you accumulated a bunch of leftover foreign money? Donate it UNICEF's Change for Good to clear your currency clutter and benefit kids around the world.
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Houston Furniture Bank is back and better than ever!

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Houston Furniture Bank has reopened after the 2015 fire, and the new warehouse is three times as large—time to start donating your furniture again!
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Put a Lid on It: Organize for Cooking and Food Storage (YouTube Video)

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The Clutter Fairy talks about how to reclaim the heart of the house—the kitchen—as a welcoming place to prepare healthy meals for yourself and your family.
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Standing Desks: The Best of the Best from Reviews.com

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Check out this roundup of what’s available in standing desks. Reviews.com rates the desks on cost, ease of use, noise, adaptability, looks, and sturdiness.
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Looking Good on Paper: Take Control with a Few Smart Paper Practices (YouTube Video)

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Like any clutter, paper can stand in the way of your best life. Failure to control it wastes time and effort and can lead to financial or legal trouble.
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Ready, Set, Go: Organize to Streamline Your Daily Life (YouTube Video)

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Disorganized spaces and unproductive habits can waste valuable time and keep us from getting the day off to a strong start.
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Clutter Hacks #11: Top Tip for Streamlining Your Morning Routine (YouTube Video)

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The Clutter Fairy’s best advice for streamlining the process of leaving the house to head for work: Designate "parking spaces" for your most critical items.
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Make Space for the Life You Love: Organizing Goals for 2017 (YouTube Video)

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Our stuff becomes clutter when it stands in the way of other things that we want and need, like relationships, comfort, and peace of mind.
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Happy Thanksgiving from The Clutter Fairy Family!

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The Clutter Fairy family wishes you and yours a bountiful and harmonious Thanksgiving! Join us as we kick off a year of organizing projects to help you live the life you dream of.
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Uncluttered Home for the Holidays: Organizing Tips for a Joyful Season (YouTube Video)

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The Clutter Fairy offers less stressful, less cluttered solutions to holiday gift-giving, decorating, and entertaining.
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From Heirlooms to Ikea: The Role of Furniture in the (de)Cluttered Life (YouTube Video)

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We explore the intersection of furniture and clutter: optimizing furniture in home design, “right-sizing” to reduce clutter, disposing of unneeded pieces.
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Stop the Fire Hose! Preventing Clutter at the Source (YouTube Video)

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By paying careful attention to our collecting habits, we can change our behavior to cut off the “fire hose” of new clutter.
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Thinking Outside the Box: Decluttering Your Last Move…or the Next One (YouTube Video)

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Decisions postponed before, during, or after a move can steal space in our homes and our minds for months, years, or even until the next move.

NAPO Report: Fresh Organizing Ideas from the National Conference (YouTube Videos)

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Gayle reports back from the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) 2016 Conference in Atlanta.
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Clutter Hacks #9: Favorite New Organizing Product from NAPO Conference 2016 (YouTube Video)

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Here’s the Clutter Fairy’s favorite new product from the NAPO 2016 conference—zippered cable organizers from Neet Products.
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Bigger Buckets: Streamline Paper Processing by Rethinking Your Categories (YouTube Video)

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The Clutter Fairy explores ways to rethink and retool paper storage by defining “bigger buckets.”
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Getting Unstuck: Simple Ways to Overcome Overwhelm (YouTube Video)

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The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but what if you can’t figure out how to even start moving?