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Decluttering in 2014

January 1, 2014
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Decluttering in 2014

Are you thinking about decluttering in 2014? If so, you're not alone. I guess it is a popular New Year's resolution. But how about making money while decluttering? Now that's an idea I can get behind!

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Keep or Toss: Tax Time

March 28, 2012
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Keep or Toss: Tax Time

Spring has officially arrived, which means it’s time to clean house! According to a recent study offered by American Cleaning Institute, 74 percent of Americans believe in the spring cleaning tradition. That study found that the number one motivator for spring cleaning? Maintaining a a pleasant appearance (71 percent) in your home. Gee, for me, spring cleaning is all about throwing open the windows and letting spring’s fresh air fill my stuffy home. Whatever your motivation is for spring cleaning, you may be tempted just to start tossing clutter. (Actually, you should be trying to sell or make money...

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Toss, Keep, Sell 2.0 on the “10! Show”

May 6, 2011
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Yesterday, I returned to the “10! Show” to talk about my book Toss, Keep, Sell!.  However, this time, instead of talking about my stuff and what I should toss, keep, or sell, I went through host LuAnn Kahn’s things to help her clear out her clutter and cash in. Wait until you hear the big-bucks surprise I discovered in her laundry basket of stuff that she brought with her to the set. You can watch the segment below: View more videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com.

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Getting Cash for Your Trash Redux

March 28, 2011
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Last Thursday I appeared on the “10! Show” on NBC 10 in Philadelphia to bring the advice from my new book Toss, Keep, Sell! to life. I detail that advice in a Home Goes Strong blog posting (that’s my paid blog for NBC Universal) and included a link to the actual segment. Basically, I touched on 5 ways to get cash for your trash and they are: Consign your clothes twice a year Look around your home office for hidden money makers Get over gift guilt Sell unwanted videos and DVDs (Disney classics do great on eBay) Invest in...

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VIDEO: Interview for Toss, Keep, Sell!

March 10, 2011
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VIDEO: Interview for Toss, Keep, Sell!

Thanks to Stephanie O’Dea, creator of one of my favorite blogs A Year of Slowcooking, and author of two cookbooks (both of which I own) on using your slow cooker called Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking and More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: 200 Brand-New, Budget-Friendly, Slow-Cooker Recipes, who featured me in a video chat interview via Skype. But I hate how I look and sound in the video that I’ve decided to delete it here. Sorry! You might also enjoy (Note: Some offers may have expired)VIDEO: Go Green This...

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VIDEO: Getting Cash for your Trash

March 3, 2011
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Thanks to Amy Buckman, of Saving with 6ABC, for featuring me and Toss, Keep, Sell! in the segment below! You might also enjoy (Note: Some offers may have expired)Get Cash for Gift CardsUsell: Getting Cash for Old ElectronicsGetting Cash Back from Doing Your Taxes

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Getting Cash for Your Trash

March 2, 2011
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As you likely know by now, the premise of my newest book Toss, Keep, Sell! is to teach readers not only how to declutter their homes but also how to get cash for their trash. One method for doing that, which everyone knows about, is having a yard sale. But do you know the right way to have a yard sale? Check out this recent Mint.com story Turning Trash into Cash: 5 Tips for a Successful Yard Sale, which includes some advice from yours truly. Also, if you live in the Philadelphia area, be sure to tune into 6ABC’s...

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Two More Stops on the Blog Tour

February 23, 2011
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Two More Stops on the Blog Tour

The Toss, Keep, Sell! blog tour stopped in at two very different blogs today. One blog, Project Happily Ever After, author Alisa Bowman writes. She got the idea for the book Project: Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage When the Fairytale Falters when she decided to “make over” her marriage and went from wanting her husband dead (figuratively, of course) to falling back in love with him. The book gave birth to the blog. Alisa allowed me to guest post on how decluttering your bathroom can improve your morning and your relationship with your family members. The other blog...

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Toss, Keep, Sell! Blog Tour: More Stops

February 22, 2011
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Toss, Keep, Sell! Blog Tour: More Stops

In the past couple of days, a number of different websites and blogs have hosted a Q&A and with me, and/or a guest post from Toss, Keep, Sell! In case you didn’t see them, those sites include: FabulousSavings.com Knit & Purl Mama Miami on the Cheap It’s hard to believe that the Toss, Keep, Sell! blog tour wraps up next Monday. P.S. I saw Toss, Keep, Sell! displayed near the entrance of my local Borders over the weekend (left). It was arranged with a handful of other books on getting organized and decluttering, including FlyLady’s book, Sink Reflections. I’m...

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5 Questions with Frugal Mama

February 16, 2011
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I stopped by the Frugal Mama blog on Wednesday as part of the Toss, Keep, Sell! blog tour. She has a regular Q&A on her blog, in which she asks her interview subjects the same five questions. I hope you’ll stop by to see what those five questions are and how I answered them. You might also enjoy (Note: Some offers may have expired)Do You Live in the Most Frugal City?Announcing Suddenly Frugal The AudiobookHappy 7th Anniversary to Suddenly Frugal

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