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Blog: Take The Stress Out Of Housecleaning
Cleaning Out the Clutter-Or Should I Keep It

We clean our homes day after day and week after week, always looking for ways to cut down time and save money. I bet you never thought about cleaning out the clutter, that is, bogging you down!
We waste so much time and energy moving the cute little decorations, that we have in our homes, from room to room and place to place. We spend countless hours going through papers in our filing cabinets, that should have been thrown out months ago and we are constantly looking for things in drawers, that are filled with everything, except the things that we need.
I know, I did this myself for a lot of years. I got so sick and tired of 'junk' lying around, and I would clean it and get rid of it, just to find more of it the next time I opened the drawer. I never thought about the fact that a lot of the things I didn't really 'want' to get rid of, because I used them, once in a while, but I didn't need them in places that I used all of the time. I could have organized everything, put them into labeled containers and had them on a shelf or in a cupboard out of the way, but handy if I did need them.
This is, the type of clutter, that I am talking about. Clutter that is 'needed' clutter! How much 'needed' clutter could you organize today and how much extra room would it give you?
Jan Hayner offers tips and hints on cleaning and organizing your home and office, at Organizing Your Life the easy way. Get her free pamphlets; 50 Cleaning Shortcuts and 50 Things To do in 10 Minutes and her monthly newsletter to help you learn 'the easy way' of getting control of your life..

posted on: 7/18/2008 10:00:00 AM by Jan Hayner
category: Homes

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Take The Stress Out Of Housecleaning

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Jan Hayner is a Professional Organizer and the creator of www.organizingandcleaning.com filled with tips and hints on home organizing and house cleaning shortcuts. After years and years of making mistakes and wasting money she has used her own experiences to help take the stress out of life. There are so many shortcuts to cleaning and organizing, that when you apply them, you will have time for the fun things in life!

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