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 […]
Step one to declutter your home: Stop the inflow
You don’t have to be a depression era survivor to squirrel away bits of string (no matter how short), bent nails (they can be tapped straight – more or less) and the odd pot lid (you never know when it will come in handy!). However, one of the first steps to take toward decluttering is […]
Additional professional resources to help with decluttering
Yesterday we published ‘Is it clutter? 7 points to consider when evaluating your stuff.‘ We have further recommendations of tools available from colleagues: Hazel Thornton, founder of Organized For Life is a professional organizer in New Mexico with a background in both Engineering and Fine Arts. Her blog post titled ‘Is it Clutter?‘ helps answer additional […]
Is it clutter? 7 points to consider when evaluating your stuff.
The most difficult part of decluttering is trying to decide if a particular item IS, in fact, clutter! Our analysis of objects tends to be vague as we think, “Someone might be able to somehow use this someday.” Instead, get specific. When you come across an item about which you are uncertain, answer the following to […]
Use ‘National Book Month’ to declutter some guilt and fear
Most of us have been taught that books are our friends. We think about all the vicarious adventures we’ve had with Jo March and her sisters or Harry Potter and his wizarding world. But there is a dark side to our book collections that haunts us with fear and guilt.
Decluttering as an Olympic Event — my slight wobble could have cost me!
Since the opening ceremonies for the London 2012 Summer Games began on Friday, July 27, 2012, Marla Cilley (aka The Flylady) has been encouraging her followers to participate in a few events of their own. According to her website, she “established the FlyLady De-Clutter Games that will be full of challenge events, supportive words, testimonials, […]