Cleaning Day by cindy torvik

Children can, and should, clean the house. Mine started this important habit several years ago…slowly but surely at the age of 5, beginning with dusting. The more important element is that essential habits for successful living are being instilled in my children. Five hours later (yes, only 5 hours), my house shone like a new penny. There was a place for everything and everything was in its place. What an accomplishment…love that feeling of a job well done.

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Start Small but Start Now

My how things can change in 12 months. Approximately one year ago, I presented to an audience of widows on topics of grief, hope, organization, time-management, and how to find the will to want to move forward with anything. I wrapped up the talk by issuing a challenge to these women … women who had suffered loss that left them lacking motivation to move forward with a variety of tasks. The challenge was to step ahead with theses tasks under their present circumstances in order to show God they trusted him and the plans he had for them. He will show us unbelievable things in our lives when we show him we are staying on the narrow path even in the most difficult times. His plans may include a move, a new job, going back to school, becoming a grandparent, a new love … dare to dream.

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Are your scales tipped?

My heart aches for folks who don’t recognize the sorrow and stress their possessions can bring them. If only I had a magic wand I could wave to help them experience the feeling of managing less personal property, I’d wave one in each hand. This becomes most

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It’s a New Day!

As we approach a new year, I can’t help but ponder comments from friends, family, colleagues, and clients relative to closing out 2010. I have learned repeatedly, and am beginning to embrace as a habit, the importance of truly rejoicing over a new day vs. a new

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Back from New Mexico

Simplify, share, recycle, declutter, give.

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Welcome to the Straighten Your Paths Blog

organizing for over seven years, organizing, decluttering, home staging, moving solutions, transforming lives, client first, new solutions, removing obstacles

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