DIY Organizing: Homemade Masks

Sewers unite, your hour has come! Unearth the sewing machine and stitch up some masks. As luck would have it, you already have quite a bit of fabric laying around waiting for the perfect project. There are tons of online tutorials right now if you need a how-to guide. And if that’s too daunting, cut…

Organizing With Pictures While We Wait

It’s so easy to put off taking action when everything seems this uncertain but there’s usually something you can do to keep the decluttering and organizing process going. This week, let’s use our phones or cameras to organize. Something You’re Storing for Someone Else Maybe that massive dresser you’re saving in the basement for your…

Step By Step Guide to Decluttering

You’ve eaten, you’ve used the bathroom, you have water with you and you’ve set your timer for twenty minutes. You’ve picked a category of things ( see last week’s post about how to get started) and you have those things all in front of you. Now what? How do you actually declutter? Big Picture The…

How to Start Decluttering

Have you started your daily twenty minutes decluttering but been frustrated by how little difference it seems to make? You set the timer, head off to the attic and twenty minutes later you’ve managed to let go of one balding pipe cleaner. Before you get overwhelmed all over again, try these three strategies for getting…

Now what?

You’ve got the sixteen backup packages of toilet paper from Costco. Disaster is averted (for a while). But where are you going to put those enormous packages? If your basement is ready and waiting, with a clear path to the special set of shelves dedicated for emergency preparedness, this article isn’t for you. But if…

Thing Purgatory

Are you still punishing your things for not being quite right? Instead of releasing them to find new homes or go to their final resting place, have you opened up a branch of Purgatory in your basement where the things you no longer want, love or need are condemned to stay indefinitely? Do you hope…

Make 2020 Useful: Clothes Challenge

Last week: food There’s something exciting about a new decade, a chance to really do things differently. Instead of treading that well worn path to the gym, how about making 2020 into the year you use things up? It doesn’t have to be all frugal and austere-feeling, in fact it shouldn’t be. The goal isn’t…