How to start decluttering again if you miss a day (or a year or two)

If we start decluttering twenty minutes a day and vow to make it a habit, invariably the next day the cat needs to go the vet, the washing machine floods and the kids have a snow day. We vow to make up for it tomorrow but life keeps happening and before we know it, we’re […]

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Coping with anxiety when you contemplate decluttering

Many of us would like to get organized and know the first step is reducing clutter. Been there, Kondoed that, read the books, magazines and blogs a thousand times. But somehow despite all the insight, the clutter remains. There are good reasons to head for a trusted therapist’s office to untangle the threads that got […]

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In which the blog takes a different turn

I’ve never really blogged like most organizers – I don’t provide handy hints for cleaning the bathtub with eco-friendly products and I’ve never recommended a storage bin in my life. I’ve told you (maybe more than once) that I don’t even own a label maker (sharpies are easier and quicker). And for a long time […]

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What could you do if you were organized?

A client found this in a stack of boxes. He’d saved it because it pretty much summed up his frustration with life – he knew he had so much potential but each day became consumed by the exhausting trivia of searching for things. By the time he’d found what he needed, his energy was gone […]

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Ain’t got time for that

Every time I look at this watch, I do a double take. The hands look the same as the hour markers and I have to stop and figure out which is which. In this hurried age of ours, that’s time I simply don’t have to spare. Send it away Saturday! What do you have that […]

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Clutter’s expiration date

Sometimes we don’t have to do much mental heavy lifting to figure out when something’s clutter – it comes with its very own expiration date neatly printed on it. It’s May 2017 (I would say it’s summer 2017, but this week’s unexpected snowstorm means I’m wary about officially labeling our seasons just yet). These free […]

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