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 […]
“Uncluttered” – by Gwen Smith
A beautiful video about spiritual decluttering from Gwen Smith’s blog My Uncluttered Prayer…
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 […]
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.
How to tell when being ‘organized’ is unproductive
There are times when organizing our office space is actually unproductive and we become so distracted by the need to organize that we lose sight of the ultimate purpose. If you are constantly straightening up your desk and working on filing you may simply be procrastinating. When you frequently purchase organizing tools and equipment without […]
Five fears that keep us trapped under clutter
Some of us, even as we profess a need to “get my act together,” are actually afraid of getting organized. These fears include: 1. Doing it “wrong.” Perhaps we grew up in a home with a perfectionist parent who insisted that there was one right way, right tool, right time for organizing, cleaning, and everything […]