When I reminisce about visiting my grandmother’s house, certain images vividly come to mind. We would always split one piece of Wrigley’s Doublemint Gum. I would scrounge for candy in her avocado green candy dish. And I would wonder how I could use her Aqua Net super hold hairspray without gluing my hair in place […]
When I first launched Clear the Clutter (now called Simplify Your Stuff) I had no idea that I would grow to love the participants as much as I do. They have worked, struggled, and succeeded as a family. They’ve supported and encouraged one another every step of the way. I recently interviewed one of the participants, Julie, […]
The average American household apparently has over 300,00 possessions. 300,000!!! There’s no way we love, use, and enjoy that many items. In fact, having all those items stored away, shoved in closets/drawers, or even strewn about actually hinders our life. When you get rid of the least valuable, it opens up space for the items you do use, […]
When it comes to decluttering, which way is better: one BIG purging session or several short decluttering bursts? This is a great question. Both options have pros and cons, so let’s discuss those first. One BIG Purge: Pros: Get clutter out of your house in a hurry so you can move on with your life! […]
The Home Organization Life Cycle is an important concept to understand. Once you figure it out, you can finally end the cycle of (1) spend all day cleaning, (2) get frustrated the very next day at the messiness of your house, (3) give up the rest of the week, (4) repeat. The good news is that […]
Instead of adding clutter to our homes this year, let’s do our best to focus on useful, clutter-free gifts. Here’s 75 clutter-free gift ideas for Christmas!
One of the best ways to get a clean and organized home is to simplify your stuff. If you are participating in Spring Cleaning 365 PLUS, then you declutter on a regular basis. If you’re participating in Clear the Clutter, then you are in a full out decluttering mode!! Either way, it’s important to be prepared! […]
Cashing in on the Clutter Eliminating Clutter Can Create Cash with eBay Disclosure: This Fall, eBay has partnered with Marie Kondo, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up), to develop 15 brand new tidying tips created exclusively for eBay users. This post is sponsored by The Motherhood and eBay. It happens in the spring when we throw open the […]