Closed September 2017

Clutter Video Tip: Stashing the Evidence

Each week we are posting a one-minute-ish quick video tip on something useful and practical that you can apply right away! Our tenth video, is about our dirty little secret – STASHING. (Click here to watch on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded player.)

Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, and today’s Clutter Video Tip is about stashing. Are you guilty of being a stasher? Sometimes my husband is. I’m sitting here at the scene of the crime, the bench by our front door, where we often keeps things that need to be put away upstairs until we get a chance to go up there. Valuable things, like this $25 gift card, or this new waist pack that we bought for traveling. And we like to have these birthday bags in our gift wrap area as well upstairs, but instead I found this birthday bag filled with these valuable items in the hall closet when I returned from a business trip. So he had stashed it away to clean up quickly. And, you know, sometimes you need to do that. So let me talk about the right way to stash. You can use a container that you’re going to miss, like your every day laundry basket. Something that you can’t live without very easily. And you can clear things and put them away and stash them away using that, and then later you’ll be forced to get those things out and deal with them when you actually need to do laundry. Please do not use a trash bag when you are stashing because I’ve seen clients do that. One of them even ended up with a room full of trash bags. They get thrown out accidentally, and also it’s kind of disrespectful to your stuff. So if you do need to stash, try to do it the right way and remember that neat does not equal organized.

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