Chunking Spaces

For Christmas last year, I received a 10 pack of flashlights. I don’t know who looks at a 10 pack of flashlights and thinks its the perfect gift for anyone other than a Boy Scout leader, but that’s what I got. I’m not a Boy Scout leader. So we have these flashlights and I keepContinue reading “Chunking Spaces”

Kids and Clutter

Stuff is about so much more than the physical objects that create our clutter. The condition of my spaces correlates to the condition of my mood. This can also be true for kids and I believe there are important principles that we can teach our children about their relationship with the things they own. IContinue reading “Kids and Clutter”

Selfish Empty Space

It’s easier to declutter a space than it is to maintain it. Once you have a space cleared off, it feels so good, but unless daily habits have been changed there’s reasonable chance that the empty space will become a catch all once again. When you feel like you’re in the constant cycle of clutter,Continue reading “Selfish Empty Space”

Shopping and Self Worth

I’ve ruminated on thoughts for some time to find the connection between emotional shopping and self worth. I think the two connect, if not in the moment, certainly in the aftermath of what emotional shopping leaves behind – clutter. We may shop because we are sad, lonely, offended, stressed, worn out or a number ofContinue reading “Shopping and Self Worth”

4 Four Letter Words

As we near the end of another semester in our declutter small group, I’ve been thinking about simple nuggets of wisdom from everything the ladies and I have discussed over the past 8-10 weeks. Because my approach to decluttering is to break it down to small, simple step, I’ve come up with 4 Four LetterContinue reading “4 Four Letter Words”

Wash Your Pots

PSA: Wash it while it’s hot! Sometimes decluttering has nothing to with getting rid of stuff, but rather the habits you keep to maintain the things you have. One such thing is the dishes. A full sink and dirty pots on the stove in the kitchen equates to piles of laundry on the bed inContinue reading “Wash Your Pots”

The Things We Shed

My exercise bike sits next to a window in my living room. On the mornings I ride, I look outside at the bird house and from time to time see sweet little blue birds coming in and out of the house. I love to watch them. This morning, however, I noticed the peach tree. TheContinue reading “The Things We Shed”

Super Organized

There’s nothing quite as lovely as an organized home. Type A people love it, and if we’re honest, non-type A people love it as well. I don’t know too many people that prefer chaos and mess over tidy and orderly. The difference is that some of us have an easier time of maintaining an organizedContinue reading “Super Organized”

Playing With My Hangers

I laughed when I typed that title. It totally sounds like something hanging out of my nose… …. …. Ok, I’m over it. Of course I’m talking about my clothes hangers. I learned a very important principle early on in my declutter journey. “I shouldn’t consume beyond the confines of my home.” I shouldn’t liveContinue reading “Playing With My Hangers”