Declutter and Organize

Ready to declutter and organize your life once and for all? The posts in this category will provide you with the motivation you need to get started. Remember, things always seem daunting at the outset. Take it bird by bird, as Anne Lamott advises, and you’ll do just fine.

How to Deal with Holiday Clutter (Before You Get Swallowed up by Tinsel)

How to Deal with Holiday Clutter (Before You Get Swallowed up by Tinsel)

We’re done with Halloween. Thanksgiving is over. All that’s left is Christmas and a toast to Auld Lang Syne and 2019 will be last year’s news. Yikes. Do you even remember your New Year’s resolutions? Whatever they were, you now have less than a month to check them off your to-do list. Or, you could…

4 Questions to Ask When Decluttering (What to Keep and What to Toss)

4 Questions to Ask When Decluttering (What to Keep and What to Toss)

Knowing what questions to ask when decluttering will help you decide what to keep and what to let go of. Once you’re clear on that, taking the 30-day declutter challenge will be a breeze. Sort of. You still have to do the work. My mother used to refer to herself as a JIC person. (You…

10 Ways Decluttering Will Make You Happier and More Productive

10 Ways Decluttering Will Make You Happier and More Productive

Decluttering leaves you with more than just a tidy closet and a place to park your car. It clears your mind, reduces stress and makes you happier. Winning. Here’s the thing. Clutter has a way of overwhelming even the most sane among us. And we all know what happens when we’re overwhelmed, right? Nothing. Or rather,…

5 Ways to Declutter Your Mind (Starting with Your Stuff)
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5 Ways to Declutter Your Mind (Starting with Your Stuff)

When we think of decluttering, it’s usually in relation to our stuff. Our thoughts immediately turn to our overflowing closet, too-full garage or basement stacked with years of junk. But what about decluttering your mind? According to some researchers, the average person has about 70,000 thoughts a day. Others are skeptical, claiming it’s a myth…

Digital Minimalism: It’s Time to Declutter Your Smartphone

Digital Minimalism: It’s Time to Declutter Your Smartphone

If you want a focused life in an increasingly noisy world, embracing digital minimalism is the way to go. You’ve cleaned out your garage, pared down your wardrobe and tidied up the hall closet. Now it’s time to declutter your smartphone. Wait, what? “Technology hijacks people’s minds,” says Google’s Design Ethicist, Trstan Harris. That statement…