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Questions to ask to help figure out what you need in your kitchen

When I was first decluttering, I wanted a list of exactly what I should have: Unfortunately, I can’t give you an exact list of what you should keep in your kitchen because my cooking habits are going to look completely different than yours: I cook twice a day for five people and make a wide…

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23 Easy Things to Declutter in 2023

If we lack motivation, it can help tremendously to start with EASY action steps. Today, I wanted to talk about 23 relatively easy things to declutter. They don’t take a lot of thought – we can simply declutter them. 1. Expired medicine OTC meds can be tossed in the trash; controlled substances can either be…

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The things we need to do daily to keep a clean home

Do you remember when you hit puberty and realized you had body odor? Some people were very conscientious about it; their parents gave them deodorant, and they were good at hygiene from the beginning. Then there were those of us who didn’t care, didn’t notice a smell, and just kept living life. Until we got…

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How to break the emotional ties that prevent you from decluttering

I was picking my 9-year-old, Paul, up from school on Friday when I saw him coming toward me, looking very dejected.  As he approached, he said, “I was very sad today.” After asking what was going on to make him feel that way, he showed me how the zipper had broken on his coat and…

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Speed decluttering: Reduce possessions and create a clean home faster

First off. If you want to speed through your home, making decisions and decluttering things at an accelerated pace, you have to be willing to make hard decisions and make them quickly. So many people WANT to speed through decluttering, but when they pick up an item, they think, “I don’t know about this one.…

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It’s OK That Chores Don’t Cause Euphoria. Let’s Embrace and Accept That

For much of my life, when it came to taking care of the house, I would dwell on how much I hated certain tasks. I felt that it was extremely unfair that I had to do so much – there were always dishes and laundry, the counters needed to be cleaned, the stove and garbage…

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5 Things to declutter to have the best 2023

1. Unrealistic expectations of yourself I think most people that struggle with clutter are extremely capable and creative. We can see the possibilities in things, and we take enjoyment in making plans. But then our expectations get in our way. We feel that we should be able to execute our plans perfectly, we feel like…

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Stop the Chaos, Declutter 2023 Things THIS YEAR

Declutter 2,023 things in 2023! Here’s how the challenge works: For every item you declutter, check off one box from the tally sheet.

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Live a more intentional life, 5 ways to use a planner for intentional living.

I have been goal driven most of my life, and though I believe it’s good for us to work toward things, I don’t want goals and productivity to consume my life. I don’t want my “future” to be my focus.  At the same time, I don’t want life to happen to me; I want to…

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My Top 8 Intermittent Fasting FAQ’s Answered

**Disclaimer: I am not a health care professional. This is for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor or your dietitian for your health. I published a video about my intermittent fasting journey a couple of weeks ago, and it went viral. There were so many questions in the comments, so today, I wanted to…

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About me

I'm Rachel Jones, The Joyful Space Specialist.

In 2008, I determined to get rid of enough physical items so I could have clear counters, organized cupboards and a living room that I could consider an oasis.

After much trial and error (and a serious sewage situation) I finally figured out a system that worked for me. And this is what I want to share with you: hope, freedom and a joyful space of your own. ❤️

Favorite Products:

Clutter-Free Army

Monthly Membership: weekly PDFs sent with six 10-minute missions, including questions to help and an action plan to move your forward 10 minutes at a time.

Clutter Busting Charts

A room by room game plan to help you move from chaos & clutter to serene spaces. 12 charts with different rooms so you can keep your focus to one area at a time and see some major transformation with your decluttering journey!

Home Reset Checklists

Editable PDFs to help you establish daily routines, so you stop dreading the chores and begin living with freedom.

The Forethought Planner

Vertical weekly planner, Sunday start. Monthly journaling prompts, Christian quotes, scripture verses, and 12 coloring pages to help you unwind. The spiral-bound planner is durable and measures 7″x10.”

Minimalist Mindset

A 21-day journaling course to help you shift your mindset about physical possessions, how you spend your time, and the people and things you surround yourself with.

What people are saying:

RJI' ve followed your blog for about a year now. Applying your method of decluttering has been a huge help for me! It is self-evident, pragmatic (I really appreciate your emphasis on preparing fresh meals day by day), and it really works. I found quite some truths in your blog postings: how joyful a kitchen with empty surfaces is, how emotionally challenging it is to declutter sentimental items and that you really save time and money when every item has its place. During the year our youngest child left the house and my husband and I moved from a town house to a significantly smaller flat - in this process we got rid of round about 3000 items and feel very comfortable with it. Thank you so much!

Rachel Jones' course has honestly been life-noel green thumbchanging for me. I've been trying to declutter my home for YEARS, without ever making lasting changes, but this course has taught me how to tackle the excess in my home in a very doable, step by step manner. Even though I've read many organizing books, Rachel clarified the process of reducing the amount of items I own so that now I feel equipped to tackle other areas of my home. And probably most importantly, Rachel helped me to see that I was believing things about myself that are not true, and that was limiting me in significant ways. Thank you, Rachel! 

"This is an awesome course! Rachel Jones leads you step-by-step. If you are decluttering in the 2015 challenge and unsure of your goals and aren't sure you are making progress, this course addresses the underlying issues you are facing. With very doable daily course assignments, Rachel's encouragement and the participants Facebook group support, I found a good basis to continue this journey towards my goal of minimalism. Go for it and improve your life free of clutter!" ~Kathleen Kocunik

Rachel is a wonderful instructor. Her course is well organized, easy to follow and do-able. Her videos are very encouraging and helps motivate you do each task. You are given a new skill set that will carry you through your decluttering journey. It's a process but well worth it. Thanks Rachel! ~Maria

Rachel was able to clearly guide me through the emotional journey of decluttering my home. I've hired professional help in the past to help me declutter, but I was never able to keep my home in a tidy state. This course helped me understand the why behind my clutter and how to fix it once and for all. I highly recommend this course. Well worth the time & money! ~ Anon

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