Decluttering is Not a Competitive Sport

Forget all the breathless posts on Facebook and Instagram. “Just dropped off 144 bags at my favorite charity on the way to volunteer at the soup kitchen. #blessed!!! [15 emojis]” Throwing yourself in a mad frenzy of decluttering feels productive but your brain doesn’t have time to work through the change. It’s like a part…

Clutter Challenge: Something Useless

Let’s say your husband is the kind of big-hearted guy who takes bags of kibble with him when he travels so he can feed stray reservation dogs. And let’s say one of those dogs swept him off his feet with its charm and excessive politeness. That she batted her eyelashes at him as she approached…