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help with unpacking/decluttering---who?

Are there people, maybe some kind of professional organizer, who will simultaneously unpack and declutter after a move-in? Where's the best place to look for them?---I'm in Northern Virginia.
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Jun 25, 2015 - 3 answers

Hired to come in and organize your online/email life - is this a job?

So, there exists such a thing as professional declutterers and organizers, who'll come to your home or office and help you get your stuff together. My question: is there an analogous gig where someone exclusively helps someone else get their personal email/digital/workflow life together (no other apartment/home organizing involved)? Like, say, getting to Inbox Zero, or at least having a system for how they can handle email without feeling overwhelmed? Or helping them track their work more effectively? (Details/background inside.) [more inside]
posted by (The Rt Hon.) MP on Apr 10, 2015 - 10 answers

Decluttering help need, is taskrabbit a solution? Advice sought

Hello, I have moved from a studio apartment I had to myself to now sharing a three bedroom apartment with two other folks. I am not a hoarder, but I do have a lot of paper clutter. Before I moved (1 year ago) my Dad sat in a chair and helped support me declutter. Unfortunately, he can not come again. I am thinking of enlisting someone’s help from taskrabbit. I have never used this service and do not know how to proceed. I have books on decluttering but I need support. Even someone sitting in a chair as I do it and saying “do you REALLY need that” could help a lot- and I am too embarrassed/ashamed to ask a friend. Can you tell me how this works or what to expect with taskrabbit? thanks!
posted by TRUELOTUS on Jan 1, 2015 - 11 answers

Help Me Help A Sensitive Pack Rat

How can I help my sister declutter? She's in her 40's, still living in the house she shared with my parents, both of whom have died. She is a very sensitive person and will get offended and push back hard and usually has a reason why she can't do things. I don't think I am being controlling, but she is sleeping on the couch because the house is a disaster (there are FIVE bedrooms, but the clutter and filth is too much) and it's keeping me awake at night worrying about her. She does have a job but it doesn't pay well and the house is much bigger than she needs or can afford (she is in a very expensive city). More detail inside (maybe more than necessary, but since it's anonymous...) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2014 - 31 answers

How do I become more of a minimalist?

After years of maximalism, I want to become more of a minimalist (not extreme living-in-the-woods-money-free, but significantly more minimal than I am now) in the areas of financial spending and personal possessions. I want to declutter my home, pay off my debts as quickly as possible, fatten my savings and be happy living a life with less. What are the best books or blogs on this topic? What are your personal strategies or tips? How do I do this without going crazy?
posted by nightrecordings on Sep 3, 2014 - 28 answers

Like Storage Wars, but without the camera crew

I want to get rid of a houseful of stuff, but I don't have the time or energy to sell it on Craigslist or hold a garage sale. Are there services that will pick up & sell things for me? Location: Seattle. [more inside]
posted by cdefgfeadgagfe on Aug 17, 2014 - 7 answers

messed up

Hope me! How do I organize a really cluttery room, with limited space to work within? I feel like I'm just shuffling things around. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 4, 2014 - 33 answers

How to fit two lives into one house

I'm moving in with my SO in a couple of months. I have, roughly, twice as much stuff as he does. How can I pare it down? Any tips or tricks or advice for going from a single/flatsharing household to cohabitation when you're a packrat? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 14, 2013 - 36 answers

Thingamabobs? I've got (more than) twenty!

What do you with your "stuff" as you try to create an uncluttered living space? [more inside]
posted by atayah on Mar 7, 2012 - 27 answers

Oh, rare Germany-only EP with the misprinted insert, we have to talk...

Calling all collectors (particularly of music and DVDs, etc.)--let's talk about dismantling our collections. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2011 - 14 answers

Anyone had regrets about a massive decluttering of their lives?

Anyone had regrets about a massive decluttering of their lives? [more inside]
posted by studentbaker on May 28, 2008 - 70 answers

Help me stock my medicine cabinet...

What should a well-stocked medicine cabinet contain? [more inside]
posted by somanyamys on May 19, 2008 - 30 answers

Binders and Boxes and Bookshelves, oh my! I've got too much school stuff...

I'm almost done with grad school, and all my academic detritus is taking over my apartment. How much of it do I really need to keep? [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Feb 18, 2008 - 16 answers

should I just throw out my university course notes?

should I just throw out my university course notes? (more details below) [more inside]
posted by esolo on Mar 21, 2007 - 41 answers

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