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Quick Tips: Clutter Out, Not In

Remember, your goal is to reduce volume. A clutter free New Yorker is a happy New Yorker. Try each of these tips this week and let me know how it goes:

Toss Five: Toss five expired items from your fridge, kitchen or medicine cabinet. Renew your home, body and spirit.

Re-Gift: Give away a gift you’ve been hanging onto (because your mother gave it to you) but that you’ll never use. A re-purposed gift is better than one that has turned into clutter.

Donate: Bring quality clothes, books and toys to a local charity. Enough said.


Maeve Richmond is the founder and head coach of Maeve's Method, a home organization system based in New York City. She specializes in parents & kids, couples, small space solutions, space planning and decorative elements for the home. Contact her at or @MaeveRichmond.

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  1. Ha! A clutter free New Yorker is a happy New Yorker. How did you know? I try to toss five or ten every few months and it totally clears my mind. I have a little more trouble re-gifting, especially things from mom but I guess that’s my issue to resolve. Or, what do you say, oh Clutter Therapist?

    Maria in Brooklyn Heights (PS: I’m a psychotherapist, how about that)

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