Straighten Up

Updated: Jan 29


CLOSETS...always a challenge - too few, too small or too full! Regardless, we’ll guide you through the process of working with what you have by organizing what you’ve got.

Now that we are spending our days at home, it’s time to turn closets into more organized sanctuaries. To this end, we’re devoting our most recent article to editing and organizing your valuable spaces.  As New York Times, bestselling author Marie Kondo remarked in her first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, “It’s about choosing joy”’  Marie brought tidying to a whole new level and you can too by taking a few, perhaps initially overwhelming but necessary, steps.  You’ve got this!

During the COVID 19 epidemic, those organizations typically accepting clothing and other items, like Jersey Shore Rescue Mission, The Visiting Nurse Association of Monmouth County, Restore by Coastal Habitat for Humanity and Madonna House are currently closed but will gladly accept items when they reopen.  Until then, we suggest that you store your give-away items in an inconspicuous spot and know that they will be in even greater need when these charities reopen.

A necessary step in the organization process may be parting with items to which we have an emotional connection. This may be challenging but if you can remember that:

1)Recycling is better for the environment 2) It helps people in need 3) Helping others is rewarding and 4) Organized spaces can bring you peace.

Do something good for yourself and for others by: