You’ve accomplished a lot this month, from learning the basic decluttering styles all the way down to disposing of your old medicine. Whether you made a huge impact on your space or simply needed to straighten up a drawer or two, give yourself a pat on the back. Learning to let go of the junk […]
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The bathroom is where we rush to get ready in the mornings and the room we probably spend the least amount of time, yet it accumulates an awful lot of stuff: shampoo bottles, medicines, grooming products, cleaning supplies, towels, and appliances like hair dryers and electric razors. Most bathrooms even contain a mini library! That’s […]
I’ve received several emails and phone calls from people who have cleaned up their closets, but it seems like many of you are too shy to submit a before picture! That’s okay – the main goal of the project is to clear out the clothes that respresent the old you, not the current you. Because […]
Now that you’ve done an initial purge of your closet you can start fine-tuning the arrangement. First, we’re going to sort the closet for easier use. You may think this idea is a little bit obsessive, but I promise it will make your life easier. First sort your clothes by type, and then by color. […]
We keep a lot of memories in our closets: the dress we wore when we were at that “perfect” size, those high heels that hurt our feet but we can’t get rid of them because they cost so much, and especially those jeans that we are determined to get back into. In fact, most people […]
Are you feeling less overwhelmed by your home office space? We’ve covered a lot of ground this week: Gaining control of the paper that comes into your home Clearing out old electronics and creating a permanent home for your favorite gadgets Simplifying your computer filing system and gaining control of email Creating a boundary between […]
If you work from home even part-time, you know how hard it can be without the proper setup and boundaries. Working at the kitchen table or in a corner of the bedroom or family room over time will cause you to stop thinking of those spaces as “home” and more like “work.” And who wants […]
Everyone’s computer or laptop looks about the same on the outside. After you turn it on, however, all that changes.
Quick Computer Clutter Quiz (say that 3 times fast!):
* How many emails are in your inbox?
* Do you have folders, or do you dump everyt
Remember when we all had a single-line phone at home and a home office often didn’t even contain a typewriter?
Most people now have at least one cell phone and computer in the house, not to mention all the other gadgets that keep us connected and enterta
Before we start decluttering the office, we have to address one big issue: Paper.
If you don’t solve this issue now, decluttering will only provide temporary relief. It is like going on a diet and then resuming your old eating habits as soon as the wei
How do you feel about your kitchen now? We’ve made some good progress this week with only a minimal amount of time spent decluttering.
It doesn’t take long to make an impact.