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Professional Organizer Bekka Fink: Clearing Space and Clearing Minds

By Jay MacDonald   April 7, 2014

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Globetrotting actress, singer, composer, teacher and spiritual seeker Bekka Fink brings a world of experience to her growing San Francisco Bay enterprise, Rockstar Organizer. Clutter is only half the challenge for Fink, who embraces ancient “space clearing” techniques and “green” coaching to help clients overcome internal barriers and make peace with their surroundings.

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Can the New Clutter App Help Solve Our Clutter Mess?

By Kathryn Hawkins   October 29, 2013

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Self-storage facilities originally were intended to be short-term solutions for people who were planning to sell goods or move them into a bigger house. But for many Americans, self-storage now is a “leave it and forget it” solution–they store stuff that won’t fit into their homes and frequently leave it in storage for long periods.

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Professor Sifts Through World of Professional Organizers

By Allie Johnson   October 24, 2013

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Carrie Lane, associate professor of American studies at California State University-Fullerton, spent a year interviewing professional organizers and watching them work. SpareFoot chatted with Lane to get some insights into the profession of professional organizing—and how these pros can help all of us.

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How to Keep Your Home Tidy: 13 Fantastic Tips

By John Egan   October 4, 2013

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So, you’ve got two years’ worth of Vogue magazines sloppily piled up on the floor next to your sofa. And you’ve got enough makeup scattered around your bathroom vanity to beautify the entire cast of “America’s Next Top Model.” And your kids’ toys look like they’ve been through a Toys R Us raid.

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How to Get Organized for the Holidays: 13 Simple Steps

By John Egan   September 23, 2013

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Blissful or stressful? Americans are definitely divided over whether the holiday season is the former or the latter.

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Organizing Your New Home: 12 Tips for Getting It Done

By John Egan   September 17, 2013

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Buying a new home is daunting enough as it is, what with securing a mortgage, vacating your old place and moving your belongings. So it’s understandable if organizing your new home isn’t on the top of your mind. Yet experts say it’s the perfect time to organize—when you’ve got a clean slate.

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7 Back-to-School Tips for Your Home and Your Kids

By Rachel Hartman   August 13, 2013

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As a new school year approaches, chances are your wallet—and stress levels—are dreading the change.

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7 Reasons Why You Might Need a Professional Organizer

By Guest Contributor   August 6, 2013

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[ by Tamara E. Holmes ]

While getting organized is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions, many people stop short of putting their self-storage units in order. Often people will find it easier to just go buy a new seasonal wreath for their front door and a few hats and mittens for their kids, instead of wading through the self-storage unit to find the old ones, says Amber Kostelny-Cussen, owner of Chicago-based professional organizing company Amber’s Organizing.

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Expert Annette Reyman Offers Room-By-Room Organizing Tips

By Allie Johnson   June 27, 2013

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Getting your whole home organized can be an overwhelming task—especially if you have too much stuff. So, SpareFoot spoke with Annette Reyman, owner of All Right Organizing and president of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), to get some tips for organizing a house room by room.

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Organizer Lorie Marrero: How to Put Yourself on a Clutter Diet

By Allie Johnson   June 13, 2013

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Clutter left unchecked can pile up all around you, causing an avalanche of stress—and a waste of time and money.

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