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Is recycling a big part of your clutter issue?

Hey collectors! Especially my GREEN Bay area collectors! And all of those green people out there in the world recycling to make a difference! Thank you so much for doing your part. 

 
I would like to talk a little bit about recycling and how it can create clutter. A lot of the times I walk into a home and peoples recycling bin’s are out of control. Most of the time recycling is all over the place. My clients know it’s a good thing to recycle but it just never gets out the door. 
 
Do you have a recycling overload at your home? 
 
There are a few common items people get hung up on, first I will start with rinsing. You do not need to rinse your recycling. If you do not believe me call your local recycling center. No one is going to think of you as dirty or lazy because you did not rinse out your recycling. Please note mucky items such as peanut butter should be rinsed out.
I have several clients that rents their recycling to avoid fruit flies. The problem is not with the recycling, you need to take your recycling out more often. Please see below.
 
Next I noticed people wait until a large recycling can is full until they take their recycling out. Take recycling out in small bags every day so that you don’t get backed up. Sometimes people make their recycling bins or bag so heavy that they can no longer physically take them out. Keep it small and simple by taking out small bags that are easy to manage
 
Also if you struggle with hoarding disorder and/or perfectionism, I want you to think to yourself about how important it is to address your hoarding tendencies and not so much the rinsing of the recycling… What is really important to you? Getting your life back together or impressing these imaginary people at the recycling center? Don’t lose track of your vision!
 
I love recycling, I have even attached a picture of my recycling bin so you see that I practice what I preach.
 
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I have my recycling bin at the top, and my stash of bags at the bottom. Yes even I have a very small stash of bags.
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My recycling container is easy to manage, and easy to clean.
 
The moral of this story is … Continue recycling! Just don’t be a perfectionist about it or let it get out of control by using the tips in this post.
 
Do you need help getting your recycling under control? 
 
Visit www.collectorcare.com 
or call 925-548-7750 today!
 
Rachel Seavey, Blogger #collectorCareCares

Do you hoard emails? Why?

Hey Collectors! Do you hoard emails? Gulp, okay guilty confession apparently I do too! I got a notice from Yahoo! today saying I had exceeded my storage limit!! No way, right? Um, yes way!

I just spent the last couple of hours deleting years worth of emails. I feel liberated! I had no idea what I had saved! (sound familiar????) 

I guess it was out of sight out of mind? I also worked in a corporate environment for several years where we all saved every email to cover our you know whats. They were literally called CYA emails.

Whoah! I have to tell you it feels good to do that purge! Join me in purging emails this weekend (or whenever you find yourself reading this). Don’t wait for a notice to be posted to drive you into de-cluttering your inbox! Learn from the Pro’s! 

Do you need help de-cluttering your emails or paperwork? We love information gatherers!

www.collectorcare.com or 925-548-7750 FREE estimates to the SF Bay Area!

Rachel Seavey (no longer hoarding emails)!

Owner & Blogger – Collector Care Professional Organizers

Organizing & Cleaning for anyone overwhelmed with clutter!
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Do you allow people into your home?

Hey Collectors!
How long has it been since you had company over? Do you close your windows and blinds so that the neighbors cannot peak in and see the mess? Is your home in need of dire repairs but the thought of letting a repairman in sends you into a panic? Guess what? You are not alone. We see people like you all of the time. People who are overwhelmed with clutter to the point of isolation.

This situation does not have to be forever. With courage and determination, you can achieve your goal of having the home you deserve! Let go of the fear of failing. Breathe through the moment of being stuck. If you need to ask for help, it’s okay! If you don’t know where to start, hire a trained professional organizer who is non-judgmental, caring and efficient.

Before you know it, you will be able to have people over, and be able to take pride in your home. You will be able to leave your over cluttered past behind you.

Good luck Collectors and never give up!

Rachel 

Do you need help getting started? Visit www.collectorcare.com

We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not in our area? We offer over the phone and online phone consultations to help your specific needs. Let’s come up with your custom clutter plan together, to ensure your ongoing success! (925) 548-7750

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