Everyone, everywhere faces clutter. Clutter comes in many forms, and defining clutter is completely based on the individual facing it. One person’s clutter could be another person’s comfort. The inevitable existence of clutter isn’t the problem, though. It’s how it impacts your life, and how you combat its impact that’s worth taking a deeper look […]
Getting Organized Room by Room
Even the simple thought of getting organized can be anything but simple. It can feel quite overwhelming, especially if you have goals and challenges in every room of your home. The best thing to do is start small. Breaking it down room-by-room and tackling one project at time can help you get control of your […]
Is Your Schedule Cluttering Your Life?
Grab a piece of paper, or open up a word processing screen. I have an assignment for you. It’s a quick schedule exercise. Write down all of the activities in which you participate or transport someone to and from in a typical week. I want you to include everything. Include essential, necessary things like work meetings […]
10 Organizational Items for $10 or Less
I’m going to do things a little differently today. Rather than giving you tips about how to part with your excess stuff, I’m going to suggest some things that you should actually bring into your home. I know. I know. That doesn’t sound like me. I thought you might like a break from thinking about […]
How Long to Keep Product Packaging
Unless you’re really into making forts, boxes and other packaging for appliances and electronics can become a clutter nightmare. Not only are they big and bulky, but getting rid of them is not exactly at the top of the fun-things-to-do-on-a-Friday-night list. How long to keep product packaging can be a challenging question, especially for high-priced […]
Making Room For Holiday Cheer
I’ll be the first to admit, I tend to go a little overboard at this time of year, in the name of holiday cheer. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of the season, forcing cheerful memories of Christmas mornings, complete with piles of torn paper, ribbons, bows and toys, toys, toys. Maybe it’s spending time with family […]
Library of Things: Check It Out!
Libraries throughout the world are changing. Not only can you have a virtual library at your fingertips, swiping through pages, and defining words with the tap of a finger, but at many libraries you can now check out things other than books. A “Library of Things” is literally just that. Some are specific, such as a […]
10 Quick Tips for Back-to-School Organization
Everyone you talk to these days is saying the same familiar words, “It’s that time of year again.” Whether it’s with an exclamation point, a sigh of relief or a bit of disappointment, fall is upon us, and the kids are heading back to school (exclamation point). With new schedules, tons of gear and more […]