What goes where? Part 3: Specialty Items

As part of our ongoing effort to find a place for everything, we offer here additional resources to donate less common household items such as food, construction materials, and pet medication (just to name a few).  If you find yourself with an abundance of one particular kind of item, you may want to consider donating to…

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What goes where? Part 2: Hauling

Dropping off items at Goodwill is fine if you are only donating a few things, but what about situations where you have a large volume of items to remove, including donations, recycling, and trash? I mentioned in the last article that some charities are willing to pick up from your house. This service is great, but keep…

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What goes where? Part 1: Drop-off Donations

When it comes to letting go of unwanted items, sometimes the hardest part is determining where they should go. After many years of helping people clear out, Space Matters has compiled a list of resources in the RVA to take unwanted items and divided into a series of 7 posts.

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Tips for Organizing Older Homes

Modern homes are blessed with walk-in closets, two car garages and finished attics larger than most apartments, but for all the charm and character of older homes, there is the inconvenience of a lack of closet and general storage space. So how can you keep your home organized?

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5 Steps to Unpacking a Kitchen

When you resettle into your new home one of the first rooms you should set up is your kitchen. The kitchen is the center of household activities for most families.

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Creating a Household Inventory

I have wonderful china, glassware and pottery that once belonged to my grandmother. I often wonder: was this an item given to her as a wedding gift, perhaps she purchased it while traveling Europe or maybe she was a crafty barterer and obtained the item at a huge discount.

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Get Organized, for Charity Sake

This holiday season, how would you like to do good deeds while reducing the burden of clutter in your home and without spending a dime? Not everyone has bottomless pockets or hours of free time to volunteer, but there is one thing I know each of you have in common with your home right now…

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10 Ideas for Organized Travel

Travel season is in full force. College students are heading home, whole families are off on winter holidays and everyone is on the road to visit relatives. How would you like to avoid last minute packing and overstuffed bags? Here are a few tips from a professional organizing consultant to help alleviate some travel stress.

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