Catch-All Rooms

Quote of the Month “We keep a potato masher in a drawer because sometimes it’s fun to not be able to open that drawer.” -Simon Holland This quote made me laugh out loud. I’m guessing we all relate to certain items that prevent our drawers from opening and closing easily….yet we still keep that annoying […]

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Pretend You’re Moving

Quote of the Month “The man [person] who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” -Confucius It all starts with small steps (or stones) and that’s where motivation can be ignited. Take 5 minutes right now and move a few items into a giveaway or trash bag and see how you feel. Odds […]

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Indecision Matters

Quote of the Month “Don’t let the mixed signals fool you. Indecision is a decision.” -Author Unknown You’ve seen it here before but it’s worth repeating – one of the best definitions of clutter is ‘delayed decision making.’ Every time you choose indecision, you are giving permission for things to accumulate. And every time you […]

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Clutter in the closet!

Quote of the Month “The less I needed, the better I felt.” -Charles Bukowski It is very common for people to feel relieved after they’ve gotten rid of a lot of stuff. It’s easier for some than others, but it is uncanny how much happier people look and feel after letting go of excess items. […]

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Beware of Cyber Monday

Quote of the Month “Only one shopping day left until tomorrow.” Author Unknown Tread/Shop Lightly Did you miss my “Beware of Black Friday” themed newsletter?? No worries – this year I’m picking on Cyber Monday instead! Some strategies to help you in the coming days: Try to delete retail emails and recycle catalogs. Beware of […]

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Less = More?

Quote of the Month The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.” Socrates Is Less Really More? Accumulating stuff is something that happens without any effort. Saying “Yes” to the friend or relative who offers you a “cute top” or a “great container” […]

How to Declutter when You’re Indecisive

Quote of the Month “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt Often times people will recall the time they gave away something they later regretted parting with… or […]

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Starve Your Distractions

AUGUST 2018 “You can always find a distraction if you’re looking for one.”  – Tom Kite, Professional Golfer & Golf Course Architect Getting Distracted is Easy. Keeping yourself focused is easier said than done. Tales from the Trenches Has this ever happened to you? There’s an unexpected window of ‘free’ time – enough time that you […]

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Wishful Thinking verses Clutter

Quote of the Month “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” -Albert Einstein, Physicist This quote resonates with all of us who struggle with clutter build up. Our intentions are honorable and sincere when we introduce new items into our homes…..but often times, these new items end […]

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Learn How the Swedish Handle Clutter

Quote of the Month “I often ask myself, Will anyone I know be happier if I save this?” -Margareta Magnusson, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter   What is Death Cleaning? Death Cleaning is a Swedish tradition where people declutter their homes, […]