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 Simplify Your Stuff, then you are in a full out decluttering mode!! Either way, it’s important to be prepared! […]
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 […]
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, […]
Are you trying to figure out how to START decluttering? Do you need to simplify your home, but your life is crazy busy? Then this Decluttering Challenge is for you! I challenged the Simplify Your Stuff group to spend the remaining days of the month focused on decluttering in short burst. But, after thinking about […]
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, […]
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!