An astute observation (and smack-down) on free stuff

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I declutter homes for a living. I hate free stuff. is one of those articles that leaves me screaming inside “I should have written this!” I didn’t though, so am very happy that DC organizer Nicole Anzia did. 

She addresses freebies of all shades, though goes deep on the worst culprits that are most guilty of cluttering our clients’ drawers: event t-shirts, water bottles, reusable bags, and corporate swag. (I once filmed a video on just saying “no” to branded promotional items). We both seem to agree that this isn’t just a clutter problem, but a great environmental one too. Donating these items isn’t the answer. Resisting the urge to bring them home is.

Anzia’s article was recently published in The Washington Post. If you have trouble accessing it because you are not a Post subscriber, click here to read.

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.