Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Happy #trashyTuesday - Talking Trash with Collector Care

Hello Collectors! Happy #trashyTuesday!  If you haven't noticed we see a lot of trash. Some of it's fun and bizarre, so why not celebrate it?! Just today I saw on the curb a: (1960's?) half upholstered recliner basting in the hot son in front of 2 empty splintered wicker baskets, one old athletic sock, a flattened soda bottle  and a  Dora the Explorer folding stroller *missing one wheel* with a sign that said "FREE". Oh the disappointment I felt when my iphone was out of juice and I could not take a snap. It did however, provoke my curiosity. Where all of this come from? How did it get here? Oh the stories, and travels of municipal trash.

What can you spot in this picture below? 

"Random stuff of no value combined, becomes interesting." - Rachel Seavey
If I have not lost you yet, you should check out this video of "Rob" the bag man,
and hear what he has to say about #trashyTuesday!

Disclaimer: Any pictures/video/articles of trash that I post I have taken myself, or the original author has provided me with consent. On many occasions I have purchased a picture of trash like the one above. Yes, I purchase pictures of trash. Go ahead trash me :)
Secondly: We do not store any of these items, they are strictly to be captured online. We will not retrieve any treasures you think you might have found zooming into these pictures. No exceptions!
If you have a picture (that you own) of trash, want to share trash related articles, or want to submit trash humor - let me know! rachel@collectorcare.com

Do you need help getting organized? www.collectorcare.com Professional Organizers and Hoarding Experts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Caring resources for collectors just a phone call away 925-548-7750

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Affirmations For People With Clutter - From Experts On Clutter (Part 1)

Hello Collectors! One of the first steps of clearing clutter is believing in yourself. You can do it, all you need is a little help.

Affirmations are positive statements that you can tell yourself when you are feeling overwhelmed with clutter or anything else in your life. They are something that I have used in order to obtain positive thinking during hard times. It may sound simple or even silly at first, but it has been proven in some individuals to combat ANT's (automatic negative thoughts). Stop telling yourself that you are bad, or lazy or not worth the effort. Try comforting yourself, inspiring yourself, and enjoy this collection of affirmations from some of the worlds best experts on chronic disorganization and hoarding.

I will honor my budget when shopping and acquiring. - Geralin Thomas

I release those thoughts and things that no longer serve my Highest Good. - Dr. Melva Green

Clear spaces leave room for opportunity. - Caroline Totah

You are not your clutter - Dr.Regina Lark 

I am worthy of having a healthy home. - Tony Leonardini

My space is my temple, I keep it clear and free of items that no longer serve me. - Rachel Seavey

I will fill my free time with experiences rather than "things" or "stuff."  - Geralin Thomas

My home is a warm, peaceful, comfortable, beautiful haven.  - Annie Rohrbach

I have the power to embrace the fear of letting go, and the strength to keep me from acquiring. - Rachel Seavey

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this post. Please feel free to submit your own affirmations in the comment area and I will add them to part two of this blog series.  

Rachel Seavey, Professional Organizer At Collector Care

Collector Care serves the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in hoarding disorder, chronic disorganization and helping the overwhelmed with clutter. We  love what we do, and  provide realistic expectations and timelines. Don't suffer in chaos any longer. Every breath is a new beginning!

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Collector Care: 4.5 Tips On Organizing Tools

Hello Collectors! Have you ever needed a tool and could not find it? Perhaps you have a lot of tools and want to begin to organize them? Household tools are necessary and they should be treated as such. Below are 4.5 tips on organizing household tools.
  1. Designate one drawer for household tools. Screwdrivers do not belong in your junk drawers and hammers do not live where ever you were last using them. Save yourself time by always keeping your tools in the same place.
  2. If you have a lot of household tools - buy a toolbox. Keep this tool box in the same place for easy access. Peter Walsh suggests "when organizing your toolbox, or tool bag, put the tools you use most often in the top compartments and those you use less down below". 
  3. Are you overwhelmed with tools? Take account for all tools in your home and garage and purge the ones that are no longer serving you. 
  4. Create a workspace in your garage for tools. Pegboard lets you store everything in plain sight. Any storage that you have already can work if you are on a budget. Rolling bins, buckets, and empty paint cans serve well as organizers. By keeping all of your tools in one place you save time.
  5. Put your tools away after each project. Do you leave tools all over the house? Make sure you put them

Need help organizing tools? Hire a Collector Care organizer today! www.collectorcare.com