Decluttering 101

Step 1: Start with daily tasks Let me just tell you this now: Setting up a morning and evening habit of doing a quick tidy in the kitchen and washing the dishes makes all the difference in the world. And if you don’t believe me, I challenge you to try it for a month and…

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When it’s Time to Declutter Sentimental Items

If you sort sentimental items first, you will be so emotionally exhausted after an hour of looking at items, smelling them and remembering things. At that point, you may not even have the energy to let anything go, and you really won’t have the energy to do any simplifying in the easy areas of your…

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Decluttering Through Distractions: How to Maintain Focus

Focus is often hard to keep when the home is cluttered. And then as interesting things are found in the decluttering process, it’s easy to be distracted by reliving memories, finding magazines that you hadn’t had time to look through yet, or re-reading the story that your daughter wrote in 4th grade. Everyone struggles with maintaining…

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30 Days To A Clean & Organized Kitchen

  When I teach people to declutter their home, I always recommend they start in the kitchen. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. We go there at least twice a day. And if you have kids, admit it, they’re in there all the time! In the fridge… In the food cabinet… Wanting…

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2016 in 2016 Decluttering Challenge

8 years ago, I came across a challenge and I’ve continued it every year since. Why? Well… I love charts. It keeps me accountable with how much is coming into my home and how much is going out. We have 7 people living in this house currently and things come in frequently. To maintain the atmosphere…

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Inspiration To: Declutter The Toys

  Getting rid of the toys has a draw to many in the minimalist movement. Many parents are finding that the toy situation is overwhelming to them as well as to their children. I loved how Denaye walks through each step of creating a wonderful play space for her son that fosters imagination. And you know…

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