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clutter and stress

Stress and your clutter

Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter said in an article in Psychology Today, “Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives.” Touching causes […]

feng shui and your closets

Feng shui and reducing closet clutter

“Clutter can manifest in the body, therefore we try to keep clutter at bay so life can go forward and flow smoothly.” feng shui master Salwa Abboud says. Feng shui master and interior designer Catherine Brophy defines the ancient art as “a practice based on the idea that our homes are a mirror of what’s happening inside […]

shopping can lead to clutter

Shopping verses Organizing – Friend or Foe?

People who have organizing issues sometimes have shopping issues, too. The more one likes to shop, the more items accumulate in the home. Many shoppers have a hard time resisting a good deal and if it is a really good deal, they feel the urge to buy more than one item and often times many […]

organize your master bedroom and live stress free

Organizing the master bedroom

Your master bedroom is a sanctuary, it’s the place where you go to get away from the world. If there is too much clutter in there, the sanctuary is no longer peaceful or restful. Instead, it becomes stressful. Sorting Get a couple of containers for giveaways and items to discard. Pull out everything from under […]

what in your home makes you happy

What makes you happy in your home?

A lot of clutter around the house can affect your level of happiness. Think about the things that don’t make you happy. Make room for items that give you joy. Family heirlooms Sometimes we receive family heirlooms that have been passed down from grandparents, parents or other relatives. Furniture may clash with the rest of […]

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Spring decluttering around the house – Part II

Most of us have some things that can be thrown out or given away. While we sometimes feel an emotional attachment to certain belongings, there are others that we keep simply because they are familiar and a part of the house. The list might seem like common sense; however, it can be difficult to let […]

spring decluttering for your home

Spring decluttering around the house

Here are some things found in most homes that can be unloaded. Once you get rid of the clutter, you’ll feel better, have a sense of accomplishment and open up some of your living space. Kitchen Expired food Expired condiments and spices – yes, they expire! Canned food expires too Old stuff in the freezer […]

what will you do when you end up with your parents' belongings?

Your Parents’ Stuff

Last month there was an article published about how “no one wants your parents’ stuff.”  I’m not sure I agree with that. Often, when a loved one goes into assisted living or passes away, the heirs must go through the home and figure out what to keep, sell or donate. Many times people DO want objects […]

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Easiest Clutter to Toss in 2017

JANUARY 2017 “What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.” – Henry Van Dyke Quite a thought…. the minute you die, technically speaking, all your stuff belongs to someone else. And you were going to do […]

go for a shopping spree in your own closet

Closet shopping spree

Shopping in your own closet It’s time to take a shopping trip in your closets. As you add clothing to your closets, it’s time to edit your wardrobe to make more space. What’s an easy way to do that? Go shopping! Take everything out of the closet. It’s a pain, but the best way to […]