“Getting organized” has been a popular New Years resolution for years, but this year, probably due to the popularity of the Netflix series Tidying Up, this intention has taken everywhere by storm.
If reading the book or watching the series on the KonMari method is overwhelming, there are local professionals ready to help you find your way through your sea of stuff. Peaceful Place Home Organizers offers a service that aids and inspires people to declutter their spaces and organize their homes and offices in a way that is sustainable using a sort-edit-rehome method. They also offer ongoing support and have strategies for releasing emotional baggage packed into things.
If you need a little help letting go of mental blocks to letting go of some of the stuff cluttering your life, a conversation with Maryann Murphy might be in order. She is trained to help people let go of physical, emotional and mental clutter that holds them back in order to help them learn how to become more productive and less stressed.
The advisors at Expert Closets can also step in to help you create storage solutions for your spaces so you can continue to stay on the straight and narrow
What do you do with all of that stuff that doesn’t spark joy? If your goods are in good shape, and you want to make a little bit of extra cash, there are many great locally owned resale shops. For clothing: Buy Way Boutique (Falmouth), Wicked Thrift (West Yarmouth), Consigning Women (Harwich), Whimsy (Harwich) and Changing Tides Consignment (Chatham). For furniture and home accessories there’s Robin’s Nest Furniture & More (South Yarmouth), Picket Fence Consignments (West Yarmouth), Wilma’s Eclectic Finds (West Yarmouth), and At Home Again (Chatham).
Or you can simply donate to local organizations that sells these goods to raise money for their cause like Cape Abilities Thrift Shop, Habitat for Humanity Restore, Cape Cancer Thrift Shop or one of the many hospital and church thrift shops run by Cape Codders doing good for their community.