Collections Well done Are Not Clutter

I received this blog post from another professional organizer, Jeri Dansky, about the joys of collecting things. I advocate for curating your “Stuff” so that your best stuff gives you pleasure and tells a story about who you are and what interests you.

I display these chalk-ware/plaster figures of fruits and vegetables on my butter-yellow kitchen walls above my stove because they look very cheerful during long, cold winters and they follow a vintage garden theme I use for my wall display I have several more displayed around the room. They make the kitchen come alive and let people know of my fondness for gardening and cooking and my need for cheerful surroundings.

I’m not as much saying people should get rid of stuff,as to whittle the collection down so that you can display your things in such a way that people encourage you to tell the stories about what they see.

Harriet Vaughan

About Harriet Vaughan

I am a Senior Move Manager, working with Senior Citizens and their families when it is time to downsize or just make the home safer and more comfortable for aging in place. I help these people make decisions about what to keep, throw out, donate, or sell. I also offer workshops on "Getting Things Done When You Are Over 60". I write about how to overcome memory lapses and how to use your physical energy well. I have a degree in Home Economics from the University of Maine. I live in Coopers Mills, about 14 miles east of Augusta. I have been married for almost 50 years to my husband, Chuck Vaughan. Our business is called Legacy Years Transition Services.