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BY TAMMY SCILEPPI
’Tis the season to get organized. The new year means new beginnings, so it’s a
perfect time to start fresh, declutter and create more space.
That means out with the old stuff! Here’s a suggestion: Give back by donating
some items, sell others at a yard sale or online, and just trash the rest. After all,
those newfangled toys, gadgets, tchotchkes and other gifts are going to need
a home now.
“Organizing is not rocket science, but it can be hard work,” says Cynthia Braun,
a certified professional organizer and feng shui consultant on Long Island. “ So,
roll up your sleeves and just make a start. Most importantly, I teach my clients
how to maintain order after we’re finished.”
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DECLUTTERING IN 2019 Many people use the new year as motivation to get organized.