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Life-Changing Habits

habits

It’s January 20, and I find myself wondering how many folks have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions. Do you find yourself setting, what seem to be, attainable goals to get your new year off to a healthier, happier you … only to discover disappointment before you get

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Living with Less

living with less

Are you ready for what this season has in store? If we only knew, right? I think most of us agree that it’s better we don’t. Fall brings with it many new and exciting things; only you know what they are for you and your household. Fall

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Home Staging Challenge

Spring is close at hand and with it comes new energy on many levels. For some it’s getting a home ready to put on the market, which often entails more elbow grease than homeowners realize or are willing to admit. Interestingly enough, once the elbow grease has

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A New Season

a new season for straighten your paths, Shine, decluttering, housekeeping, refugees

If you’re like me, you are finding a certain kind of joy as we enter a new season. The word “season” has many definitions and I like them all. I can’t imagine living anywhere outside the Midwest where the beginning of a new season holds more vividness

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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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