Tales from the Closet



garage sale prep

Sep 19, 2017

Now’s the Time for a Great Garage Sale

Most people stage garage sales in the spring — right after they do their spring cleaning and neighbors start to emerge from their houses to enjoy the warmer weather. But the end of summer and beginning of autumn can be an equally favorable time for your effort to declutter and make a few bucks off […]
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Sep 5, 2017

Service in Remembrance of 9/11

Every Sept. 11, events around the country commemorate the shocking and terrible events of that day in 2001. But it’s also a good time to pause and remember the veterans who were called into service after that fateful day, as well as those of the nation’s other foreign wars. In New York City, you can […]
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Back to school kids

Aug 22, 2017

Getting Organized for the School Year Ahead

Schools across the country are reopening their doors this month, and no matter where you live, it will be back-to-school time in a matter of weeks. Parents know that organization is often the key to effectiveness at school, at home and in the career world, and there’s no better time to encourage your kids to […]
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Bourbon Street LA

Aug 8, 2017

Donations Contribute to VVA’s Mission

This week, the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) proudly presents its 18th biennial convention in New Orleans, La. Held in conjunction with the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America (AVVA), the convention will host as many as 900 veterans for five days of speakers, recognitions, planning and camaraderie. The five-day event not only helps assist VVA […]
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school kids running

Jul 25, 2017

Declutter Before Back to School

Most young people will return to school in just a few weeks. In many regions, school starts as early as mid-August, and that means there’s no time like the present to not only shop for the new clothes, textbooks and gadgets they’ll need for the upcoming school year, but also make room for those items […]
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The Groundhog’s Guide to Surviving Winter

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Boots in snow

There’s No Dirt Like Winter Dirt

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Socks by the Fire

Celebrating the Great Indoors

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Boxed Christmas ornaments

The Declutterer’s Favorite Day

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