You had the best of intentions (again)… Today was THE day – you were finally going to tackle all the crap in the kitchen… …and the living room… …and the family room, and the bathroom and the kids’ rooms… You even got started (sort of). You dressed in your “cleaning clothes” (sweat pants, oversized t-shirt); […]
Three troubling consequences of not making decisions
I often explain that decision making is the key to clutter control. But the fact is that decisions are essential to making progress on any important task or project. However, it is not always easy to make those decisions. There can be some serious, sometimes unpleasant, outcomes when we make a decision. Yet, NOT making […]
Are you having a devil of a time with time management?
In keeping with National Book Month, I’ve been considering different authors whose works have given me insight into decluttering and organizing. Yesterday, I mentioned how Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” has helped jump-start some of my clients’ decluttering projects. Today, I remembered a CS Lewis passage in The Screwtape Letters that, when applied to time […]
7 ways we sabotage ourselves as we try to get organized
Sometimes other people try to bring us down whenever we try to make some kind of improvement in our lifestyle. However, you may actually sabotage your own success at decluttering and organizing. Here are 7 ways we sabotage ourselves as we try to get organized: 1. Cluttering your life with objects that have little real value […]