Is your junk drawer a mess that needs to be organized, or a safe haven where you can find items that your think are lost?

Your Junk Drawer: 2 Perspectives

Karen Caccavo decluttering, Organizing Tips

I launched Personal Money Manager in 2008 with a presentation about organizing.  If you live in New York’s Hudson Valley, you might have heard it!  I used the proverbial junk drawer as my model for sharing organizing tips.  But read on. Everyone knows what it is and probably has one (or more).  Organizing it is a small, quick, do-able organizing …

Trash or Treasure? Downsizing a Lifetime of Stuff

Karen Caccavo decluttering, Memorabilia

My parents moved across the country several times over the years, with second homes along the way.  Each time they moved, they hauled not only the necessities, but also lots of “stuff,” which was … trash or treasure? One item left to us was a rusty and broken child’s bank in the shape of a bank building (see photo of …