Clearing the Clutter
What should I throw away? What should I give away and where? What should I keep? These questions can drive you crazy. Getting rid of things you’ve had for years is hard–your pants from twenty pounds ago, your old college notes, every picture your child has ever drawn–but you have to get rid of something.
With our help, you decide what to throw away, what to give away, what to sell and what to keep. We can also ensure that your chosen items are stored safely to avoid damage. Finally, you have peace of mind and some breathing room.
Donations to Charitable Organizations and Receipt
Ducks In a Row collaborates with different charitable organizations. Your giveaways will benefit local organizations. You will receive a receipt for text deductible items. Learn more about donations.
Susan’s Garage–a Case of Clutter Control
Susan’s garage was so cluttered that she could not fit her three cars into it. To go on vacation, she needed to fit at least one car in. So she went to Ducks In a Row for help.
First, she described her problem and organizational goals during a free half-hour consultation with Anne Lucas, the owner of Ducks In a Row. Then Anne set up the first session.
When Anne arrived, the garage was full to bursting with furniture, sports equipment, boxes of books, gardening equipment, and other things. So she and Susan picked a spot on one end of the garage and worked their way to the other end. Together they sorted each box into three piles with subcategories: things to keep (sorted by room), things to donate (sorted by a charitable organization) and things to throw away.
At the end of the session, Anne delivered the donations to charitable organizations, took the trash to the dump and obtained a receipt for the items that were tax-deductible. A few sessions later, Anne arrived with shelving and sturdy plastic containers. Anne and Susan labeled the containers and put similar items together in the same area. As a result, Susan can fit all three cars into the garage, and she had a great vacation!
"Anne was the best person who could've helped us when moving. Between herself and the real estate agent, the house was in such good shape that it sold on the first day it went the market. Her help made an enormous difference — I'm not sure we could've accomplished it without her."
“Anne Lucas definitely has a creative way of putting all your “ducks in a row.” With a gentle nudge to let go of your things, to finding excellent homes for your throw-aways, in the end, your clutter is gone, and you’ve had fun accomplishing a long overdue goal!”
Quarterly Review of Wines Magazine
“When I have a huge job with a lot of clutter, it’s easy to lose the way. Anne helps to remember daily, weekly, and long-term tasks, and brings me back to the task in a nonjudgmental way. The whole thing becomes less overwhelming and less like a weight on my whole life, and the job gets done. Anne also helps in figuring out a logical place to put things that works for you, and that’s what’s important: finding out what works for you.”
“Anne takes care of everything, she thinks of everything, and she puts your mind at ease. Anne makes me feel good about what I’m doing and what I’m letting go of, because she has a good home for everything—she has unlimited resources.”
“Anne is a lifesaver. She organized my office and home. My basement was filled with 25 years of theater memorabilia!! Now, it is easy to keep things under control — her system makes so much sense!“
Director, Cooperative Theatre for Children
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