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    As a result of having been well-satisfied with a previous job done by your firm, we contacted you to paint several rooms in our house. Once again not only were we pleased with the job performed, but we were impressed with the care they took to protect furniture and carpeting. We will not hesitate to recommend Reilly Painting to others.

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  • Tips For A Better Home: Ditch The Clutter

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    Reilly Painting has a saying: "What is driving you crazy about your home?"  If an excess amount of junk is driving you crazy, then it's tome to start decluttering! Take some time this weekend and start throwing things out, or donating them. Our homes are filled with an endless amount of "stuff." Do we really need that old bike nobody has rode sitting in the garage, or can we throw it out to make room for the car? Here are some tips for decluttering your home.

    1. Declutter for 15 minutes every day. It’s amazing how much you can get through if you just do it in small increments like this.
    2. Don’t allow things into the house in the first place. Whether you’ve begun decluttering the living space, or you’ve just completed it, stop bringing in new stuff NOW. Even if that’s ALL you do and don’t start decluttering immediately, if you can only establish one habit at a time, establish the no-more-stuff habit first. This way, when you do get to decluttering the existing stuff, you’ve already stopped making it worse. Think of bailing out a boat with a hole in it. You can bail and bail, but it won’t do anything for the leak.
    3. Donate stuff you’re decluttering, so you don’t feel bad about wasting it.
    4. Create a Joe’s Goals chart with decluttering on it — either daily, or 3 times a week. Check off the days when you declutter, and you’ll feel a great sense of accomplishment.
    5. Start at the corner by the door and move your way around the room, doing the superficial stuff first – surfaces, empy the bin etc. Repeat, but do more the 2nd time around – ie. open the cupboards.
    6. Whenever you’re boiling the kettle for tea, tidy up the kitchen. If the kitchen is tidy, tidy up the next room – it’s only 3 minutes but it keeps you on top of everything (helps if you have an Englishman’s obsession with Tea as well!)
    7. Use the “one in, two out” rule. The rule: whenever you bring in an item, you have to throw away two other items. First you cheat, by throwing out two pieces of paper, but soon you will have to move to big stuff.
    8. Make your storage space smaller and more minimal. If you have lots of storage, you’ll fill it with stuff.
    9. Clothing rule: If you haven’t worn an item in 6 months, sell or donate it.

    Read more at Zen Habits

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