Paper is a clutter issue for just about everyone. Statistics show that 80% of what we keep, we never use or reference again. So we need to learn to be very selective about what we choose to keep in our files.
Most of my clients want to get their homes or offices completely clutter-free before they move on to the next part of their lives. Some want to pursue writing careers, others want to start their own businesses and still others just want to be able to have friends stop by without feeling guilty and ashamed […]
One technique to keep from feeling frazzled each morning is to start your daily routine the night before. Sometime in the late afternoon or early evening schedule 30 minutes to an hour and look at your calendar to figure out what tomorrow’s requirements are. The simple way to start each day with less stress begins […]
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while. Gretchen Rubin This quote was part of Chris Guillebeau’s newsletter about Life’s Priorities (a “must read!”) and is very relevant to anyone who is struggling with clutter and disorganization. If you want to finally get your home or office decluttered, you […]
Many people object to using a planner because they believe that it prohibits spontaneity and creativity. In reality, the very opposite is true. Not using a planner to see where our time goes may be keeping us from accomplishing the things we would really like to be doing. However, first we must see what is […]
First, a little background: My husband and I purchased 12 acres in the Pacific Northwest in 2005. The property was largely undeveloped. Half of the land is wild and beautiful forest with cedars, alders and a variety of fir trees. The other half had been a llama ranch at some point. Some fencing remained around […]
This post falls under the “I wish I’d thought of doing this” category… The Unclutterer, which describes itself as “the website for home and office organization,” has a weekly segment called “Unitasker Wednesday.” The disclaimer before each post reads, “All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we […]