It’s All About Compromise

My fiancé and I recently purchased a new fan to replace one that was old, dirty and made an annoying rattling noise.  The new fan promptly made its way out of its box and into position in the house.  The old fan was to go to the dumpster-or so I thought.


The situation: my fiancé felt we should keep the old fan in storage just in case we should need it.  While I was eager to trash the old fan, I decided a compromise would be best to balance my tendency to toss immediately, and his tendency to keep forever.


The compromise: the fan will go to storage until the end of the summer.  The calendar has been marked for Labor Day to reevaluate the fan.  If, after the hot summer, we did not have a need for the old fan we will toss it at that time.  Giving ourselves the deadline will ensure we revisit the item and not allow it to get lost in storage.



About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients. With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet. When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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