Column: Tidying up your life for a stress-free 2020
by Kathi Burns
Published - 01/05/20 - 07:00 AM | 1794 views | 67 67 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
2020 marks the beginning of a new decade and if you want to embrace it with 20/20 vision and clarity, this is the perfect time to begin decluttering and organizing your life.

When your life is overrun with clutter you are not able to see clearly what you need to do to create more success or to simply have more free time.

The great news is that when your home and your life becomes organized and decluttered, you will automatically have extra room for new experiences and will also experience a greater sense of peace and well being.

The average US home contains over 300,000 possessions! It is no wonder why we sometimes feel like our possessions are possessing us!

Most of us spend a great deal of time buying, maintaining, storing, trying to access and keep track of our items.

When we waste time searching for things we know we own, but cannot find, we become frustrated and lose precious hours from our life. Studies show that the average person wastes 3 1/2 hours each week searching for lost items. Does this sound familiar? If so, read on…

There are several simple steps you can take to start 2020 on an organized path. These steps are simple but not necessarily easy. They only work well unless you keep going until you personally feel like you have accomplished your goals.

Keep in mind, there is no one perfect end result - it is all about your personal 2020 vision for this new decade. If you feel ready to begin anew, - here are a few basic steps you can take right now to start this new decade feeling like your life is under control!

Organizing tactic No. 1 - Set up a permanent donation box in your home.

It is important to position your donation bin in a place that is quick and easy to access. A hall closet or right inside the garage door typically trumps other locations.

Once you set up a permanent donation bin for items you no longer want, use, or love your life will become less cluttered with less effort. Develop your new habit of releasing unwanted items into this bin for 4-6 weeks until it becomes automatic.

It doesn't really matter what type of bin you use for your unwanted items. Your donation box can as simple as a plastic tub or old box. The main requirement is that it stays vertical on its own. This way it is super easy to open the closet door and toss items in as soon as you decide they are no longer be needed, used or loved.

To guarantee success - once your donation bin is full - you must take it immediately to your closest donation station.

Get to know where your local donation station is and get into the habit of going there as frequently as your bin fills up! If your bin is the perfect size and shape, simply empty it and bring the bin back to forever home and keep the process going!

Adding a second donation bin inside your master closet will dramatically help you reduce your closet congestion by helping you get rid of clothes you no longer wear.

When you try on a piece of clothing and take it off right away - this is a good indication that you no longer really like it. Considering the fact that we only wear 20% of the clothes in our closet this might be the perfect time to get real with yourself. If you don’t want to wear it today, why would you want to wear it tomorrow?

If in doubt and you just can’t talk yourself into tossing it immediately, place the hanger backward onto the rod. In a few months, check to see if you ever wore it again. If not, toss it onto your donation bin quickly and be done with it!

As the “donate box” becomes a permanent part of your life, you will happily and easily clear at least one box of unwanted items every month!

Once you have a donation station set up inside your home, it is time to start the purging process.

Your next step will be to assess each space every time you open a door or drawer. Do a quick scan to check if there is anything inside that you have not used for the last 6 months or a year.

A pro organizing tip - It is easier to make decisions if you empty the drawer. Seeing all of the contents will help you make a quick assessment of the contents. You will probably be surprised or even shocked at how much stuff that drawer contained! As you sort and find things that you don’t use, need or love toss it into your donation bin or the trash/recycle bin.

Before you place items back into that drawer or cabinet, think about how you might be able to optimize that space. This area will be better organized when you create separate zones to contain each type of item.

It is easy to contain collections of ‘like’ items within plastic bins. You can also employ baskets to serve as quick and easy dividers in deep drawers. Use pre-made plastic drawer bins for instant cabinets within cabinets.

For instance, my bedside drawer has a few different caddies within. One is caddie holds pens and notepads, another holds vitamins, my extra cables are stashed inside a plastic bag and the last container holds my reading glasses.

This strategy follows the principle of containing ‘like with like’ that you will often hear professional organizers like myself teaching. The reason we love this organizing tactic is simply when similar items ‘live’ in the same location, they are much easier to find when needed.

One super important decluttering strategy is to purge your home on a regular basis and the beginning of each year is the ideal time.

The beginning of a new decade makes decluttering even more significant. Start this decade with systems put into place and remove all clutter from your space!

Keep in mind that purging and releasing items on a regular basis is a win-win! It helps you pass your good out into the world and at the same time makes your home much less stressful and you will absolutely receive the bonus of more free time for fun!

Kathi Burns, CPO, is founder of addSpace To Your Life.

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Juliet Fox
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February 21, 2020
I want to share my testimony to every one After being in a relationship with my boyfriend for five years,he broke up with me,I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell caster that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the spell caster, and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days, that my ex will return to me he cast the spell and surprisingly in the second day, it was around 5pm. My ex called me, I was so surprised, I answered the call and all he said was that he was so sorry for everything that happened, that he wanted me to come back, that he loves me so much. I was so happy and went to him, Contact him now for your relationship or marriage problems,Email akhigbespellhome@gmail.comWhatSapp Number 2349035428122
marvis veno
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February 20, 2020
MY HERPES CURE TO NEGATIVE RESULT. take your time to read my review on how i was cured of the herpes virus completely to 100% negative for ever, i am from the united states, Austin Texas. I usually see my outbreak  for 3 or 4 weeks, my friend introduced me to a herbal doctor who cures the herpes virus and I have witnessed it myself. (doctor's email .. (herbalcure12@gmail.com) whatsapp / call 2349036036397 it's been 2 years since I was  cured of this virus, no more outbreaks, no symptoms of the herpes virus, I am so happy to have met people who were cured and to read their testimonials, after taking the herbal medicines, I went to my doctor to check if I was completely negative, he confirmed that I am 100% negative for herpes virus, it is hard to believe that I was cured of herpes with an herbal medicine by Dr. Mohammed, I was tested negative after using the herbal medicine of plants, I went to several laboratories for a blood test and it was the same result, herpes negative, is it true that I was cured? because I thought there was no cure, I'm so happy with my result today, I feel wonderful, you s can also contact him for your treatment. and perfect, no flare-up, no pain and my result came negative after using herbal medicine from Dr. Mohammed. it is true that they say that there is no problem without solution. contact the great doctor for a complete cure for any type of virus and disease, his email address. herbalcure12@gmail.com whatsapp / call 2349036036397
marvis veno
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February 20, 2020
MY HERPES CURE TO NEGATIVE RESULT. take your time to read my review on how i was cured of the herpes virus completely to 100% negative for ever, i am from the united states, Austin Texas. I usually see my outbreak  for 3 or 4 weeks, my friend introduced me to a herbal doctor who cures the herpes virus and I have witnessed it myself. (doctor's email .. (herbalcure12@gmail.com) whatsapp / call 2349036036397 it's been 2 years since I was  cured of this virus, no more outbreaks, no symptoms of the herpes virus, I am so happy to have met people who were cured and to read their testimonials, after taking the herbal medicines, I went to my doctor to check if I was completely negative, he confirmed that I am 100% negative for herpes virus, it is hard to believe that I was cured of herpes with an herbal medicine by Dr. Mohammed, I was tested negative after using the herbal medicine of plants, I went to several laboratories for a blood test and it was the same result, herpes negative, is it true that I was cured? because I thought there was no cure, I'm so happy with my result today, I feel wonderful, you s can also contact him for your treatment. and perfect, no flare-up, no pain and my result came negative after using herbal medicine from Dr. Mohammed. it is true that they say that there is no problem without solution. contact the great doctor for a complete cure for any type of virus and disease, his email address. herbalcure12@gmail.com whatsapp / call 2349036036397
tina111
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February 20, 2020
Thank you very much Priest manuka. i never thought any thing could make my husband come back to me as his wife again, after he broke up with me and left to settle down with another woman who never Knew how we both suffered and share feelings together, thank God today i was lucky to see this great spell caster on a site after seeing a lots of testimony and good work he have done in the lives of people helping them to get their ex husbands and wives renewing their relationship i was convinced and i contacted him and just in 7 days after the spell was caste my beloved husband came looking for me and right now we are together again and he is taking care of me and the little kids as his responsibilities and family. Once again thank you here are his contact to reach him. lovesolutiontemple1@gmail.com or priestmanuka@yahoo.com

Elisa Keily
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February 18, 2020
REAL URGENT EFFECTIVE SPELL CASTER TO HELP BRING BACK EX LOVER AND SAVE MARRIAGE

Hello everyone my is Elisa Keily am so over whelmed with joy all thanks to Dr Raypower spell.my husband left me for another woman few years back and I was very devastated cause I never did anything wrong to him,I was left with my two kid and a job that pays little.i was almost giving up until I saw a testimony online about Dr Raypower and I decided to contact him.i explained my problem to him and he assured me I'll see a positive result after 24hurs,surprisingly my husband came back the day after the spell begging me to forgive him and promised to never leave.my husband has been back for 6 months now and we've never had any issues, am glad I didn't doubt Dr Raypower cause he sure can solve any problems with fast relief you can also contact him for help now

Email: Urgentspellcast@gmail.com or Urgentspellcast@yahoo.com 

WhatsApp: 14243308109
Sally132323
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February 18, 2020
Hello my name is Sally my finance broke up with me last week i was so sad I changed completely, I wasn't eating and i wasn't talking to anybody, I cried a lot,I was so depressed and stressed out that I was scared I'm going to end up in the hospital because of all the stress and depression until one day i search online on getting love tips because I Love & care about him deeply and I just want us to be together as a couple again and I want us to last forever then i found a powerful spell caster Called Priest Ade that he solved so many relationship problem then Priest Ade told me he will come back to me between 24hrs after he cast spell on him never believe it until my finance called me on the phone and told me he want us to come back and live happily together forever , Am so happy now that Priest Ade help me bring my finance back to me. Thanks so much Priest Ade  he can also help you Email him at 

ancientspiritspellcast@yahoo.com or ancientspiritspellcast@gmail.com

WhatsApp 2347059715465
Moonly
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February 18, 2020
HOW I GOT MY HUSBAND BACK!!! i want to say a very big thanks and appreciation to DR MAGBU ODIN for bringing back my husband who left I and the kids for almost two months. i am very much grateful to DR MAGBU ODIN. I pray God almighty give you the strength and wisdom to help more people having a similar problem like mine. for help, you can reach him on his email address: reunitingexspell@gmail.com WHATSAPP; 971552789067 he is very powerful and can solve any kind of problem below.

Do you want your ex lover back?

Do you want to get pregnant?

Do you want your husband to appreciate you?

Do you want to be famous or rich?

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Do you have a problem in your marriage life?

Contact reunitingexspell@gmail.com WHATSAPP; 971552789067 today for speed help:

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SHARON PARIS
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February 16, 2020
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Adams Vera
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February 15, 2020
I’m so excited because my broken marriage has been restored & my husband is back after he left me and our 2 kids for another woman. After 8 years of marriage, me and my husband has been into one quarrel or the other until he finally left me and moved to California to be with another woman. i felt my life was over and my kids thought they would never see their father again. i tried to be strong just for the kids but i could not control the pains that torments my heart, my heart was filled with sorrows and pains because i was really in love with my husband. Every day and night i think of him and always wish he would come back to me, I was really upset and i needed help, so i searched for help online and I came across a website that suggested that DR.Osasu can help get ex back fast. So, I felt I should give him a try. I contacted him and he told me what to do and i did it then he did a (Love spell) for me. 28 hours later, my husband really called me and told me that he miss me and the kids so much, So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and the kids. Then from that day,our Marriage was now stronger than how it were before,All thanks to DR.Osasu . he is so powerful and i decided to share my story on the internet that DR.Osasu real and powerful spell caster who i will always pray to live long to help his children in the time of trouble, if you are here and you need your Ex back or your husband moved to another woman, do not cry anymore, contact this powerful spell caster now. Here’s his contact: Email him at:Account:

drosasu25@gmail.com , you can also call him or add him on Whats-app: 2347064365391,THANKS TO DR. Osasu

Adams Vienna
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February 15, 2020
MY STORY HERE IS REAL AND GENUINE. My name is Adams Vienna and i am here to testify about Great Mother who brought back my man to me when he broke up with me because of another woman who he met at his place of work. Great Mother is a very powerful, real and unique woman with special powers. I tried to get help from many places and sources to bring back my man but nothing worked but when i contacted Great Mother, she made me smile again by bringing my man back to me with her special powers.. If you are experiencing any problems in your marriage, relationship, and you have any similar problem to this, contact this Great Woman now she will help you. Here is her website: Ourgreatmother1.com   and here is her email address: Greatmotherofsolutiontemple1@yahoo.com   and you can also contact her now on her own Whatsapp number:  17025514367 You can either contact her on her website, email or her whatsapp number. Thank you Great Mother.  
Ivonne Harry
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February 15, 2020
After 4 years of suffering . my husband left me and my kids hated me for no reason, i got sacked at work without any genuine reasons, i shared tears daily living a lonely life but i was determined to know what is the cost of my predicament, one day as i was going through some articles on the internet i saw a testimony of mrs Vanessa testifying how she got her life revived by dr Oselumen the honest man and i quickly contacted him VIA ( droselumen@gmail.com ) and i explained my situation to him and he told me my ex who i broke up with to marry my husband was responsible for my misfortune and he vows to frustrate my life because i didn't marry him. dr oselumen ask me what i wanted him to do to my ex who is after my life i told him to cast a dead spell on him because as long as he is alive he will never allow me a moment of peace , which he did and within 2 days he was dead and since his death my life have been so transformed, my kids now love me and my husband is back to me i latter got a call to return to work that the sack was a mistake , wow what a miracle .. thanks allot dr Oselumen. you can contact dr Oselumen via call or whatsapp 2348054265852 or through his email droselumen@gmail.com contact dr oselumen today for any spell you may need, death spell , love spell , money spell , deliverance spell , healing spell,spell to remove black magic curse out of your life , family and marriage spell.   
Sally132323
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February 12, 2020
Hello my name is Sally my finance broke up with me last week i was so sad I changed completely, I wasn't eating and i wasn't talking to anybody, I cried a lot,I was so depressed and stressed out that I was scared I'm going to end up in the hospital because of all the stress and depression until one day i search online on getting love tips because I Love & care about him deeply and I just want us to be together as a couple again and I want us to last forever then i found a powerful spell caster Called Priest Ade that he solved so many relationship problem then Priest Ade told me he will come back to me between 24hrs after he cast spell on him never believe it until my finance called me on the phone and told me he want us to come back and live happily together forever , Am so happy now that Priest Ade help me bring my finance back to me. Thanks so much Priest Ade  he can also help you Email him at 

ancientspiritspellcast@yahoo.com or ancientspiritspellcast@gmail.com 

WhatsApp 2347059715465
Natasha lanos
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February 11, 2020
FINALLY FREE FROM HERPES VIRUS.

what a miracle i never believe there is cure because my doctor tested me herpes positive and she told me there is no cure, i’m very happy today that i’m having a free life without this herpes virus, i can remember some months ago when i was crying all through the night and day that i can’t get cured from this herpes, i found this herbal man called Dr sunnyna on internet when i was doing research on cure for shingle i contacted him to found out if i can get help from this herpes virus, i was so surprise when he told me that he have the herbs cure to it and he sent me the herbal in less down 5 days i was so happy when i get someone giving me hope that he can cured me i took the herbal for just 2 weeks, when i went for test after taking the herbal i found out that i am cured i was so happy and surprise, i want to use this opportunity to inform you that there is cured to herpes virus you can also contact him for his help as soon as possible so that you can get rid of this herpes once and for all you can reach him through this email: drsunnyna@gmail.com or whatsApp him on 2348077875210 You can also contact him on any disease and virus in this he all have the herbal cure to it.

1 HIV/AIDS

2 HERPES

3 CANCER

4 ALS

5 HEPATITIS

6 DIABETES

7 LOVE SPELL

8 INFECTIONS

9 HIGN BLOOD PRESSURE,.....

THANKS TO DR SUNNYNA FOE THE GOOD WORK IN LIFE YOU BLESS.....  
valve bryan
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February 07, 2020
Does anyone still doubt natural herbs? I've seen the great importance of natural supplements and the wonderful work they have done in people's lives. I wonder why people so till spend their money on surgery, injections and drugs each time they are sick. My Herpes virus was totally reverse with natural herbs this year. Earlier this year my sister who lives in New jersey Purchased HSV herbal remedy from Dr Akpan and he told her that his HSV herbal remedy only takes five weeks to reverse HSV completely, which she didn’t’ believe, but she had no choice than to purchase, because she knew Herpes was killing me slowly. When I received the herbal remedy, I only used it for five weeks, it was so shocking to see the outcome, all my cold sore disappeared and my HERPES VIRUS was fully reversed.

I know is hard to believe but am a living testimony, There is no harm in trying natural herbs supplements. Contact Dr Akpan for his herbal remedy today... Email; akpanherbalhelp@gmail.com , Call/WhatsApp 2348143502763
Jasmin Bush
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February 06, 2020
My name Jasmin Bush I was in a rut for a long time I lost all my money my marriage headed to separation I prayed and prayed then i saw is contact and  I called him at 2349059484309  and told him what was dealing with I needed money for home a car and my marriage back on track not only did my Ex Lover come back but my money came back and triple thank you so much Dr Wonder you can also email him on this Dr.Wonderspellhome@yahoo.com...

Sally12546
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February 05, 2020
Hello my name is Sally my finance broke up with me last week i was so sad I changed completely, I wasn't eating and i wasn't talking to anybody, I cried a lot,I was so depressed and stressed out that I was scared I'm going to end up in the hospital because of all the stress and depression until one day i search online on getting love tips because I Love & care about him deeply and I just want us to be together as a couple again and I want us to last forever then i found a powerful spell caster Called Priest Ade that he solved so many relationship problem then Priest Ade told me he will come back to me between 24hrs after he cast spell on him never believe it until my finance called me on the phone and told me he want us to come back and live happily together forever , Am so happy now that Priest Ade help me bring my finance back to me. Thanks so much Priest Ade  he can also help you Email him at 

ancientspiritspellcast@yahoo.com or ancientspiritspellcast@gmail.com 

WhatsApp 2347059715465
Jane Tom
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February 05, 2020
Today is the most happiest day of my life. After 8 years of marriage, my husband left me and left me with our three kids. I felt like my life was about to end, and was falling apart. I contacted HIGH PRIEST TOKUBO LOVE SPELL and after I explained my problem, In just 24 hours my husband came back to us and show me and my kids much love and apologize for all the pain he have bring to the family. We solved our issues, and we are even happier more than ever before High priest tokubo you are the best spell caster. I really appreciate the love spell you cast for me to get the man back to my life i will keep sharing more testimonies to people about your good work. Thank you once again High Priest Tokubo. You can also contact High Priest Tokubo via his email address in case you are in any relationship problem you can contact this man for help he is always there in his temple to help you solve your problem Contact him now through his Email Address: highpriesttokubo@gmail.com
Lana Condor
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February 05, 2020
My husband and I have been married for over 10 years. We met when I was 18 and he was 21. We’ve been through a lot emotionally together. There were several HUGE fights and painful situations in our marriage, but we always seemed to come out stronger on the other side. Out of the blue my husband just sprung the divorce talk on me, I was totally depressed until I found a testimony of a woman testifying about a spell caster called Dr Oniha online, And i ordered for a Love spell. You won’t believe my husband called me at the exact time this spell caster finished his spell work in 48hours. I was totally amazed! He is wonderful and his spells work so fast. You could also reach out to him if you are having problems with your marriage or relationship. Email: Onihaspelltemple@gmail.com or his whatsaap 1(505) 633-6879. 
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