I accidentally wrote a blog post, even though I'm on my summer break. (This year is weird.) I was sharing on Instagram about some amazing and unexpected help we received decluttering our front yard, and ended up writing a whole big thing. I have big thoughts on this subject: help. I shared the first two “before” and “better” photos in a … [Read more...]
Decluttering is the foundation to transforming your home. But don't be afraid! We can start small.
Pictures do make a difference! Closet Decluttering Process Photos
It's summer, and that usually means I don't post. But I have to share these pictures from one of you! I'm so proud of Amy, and thankful she's willing to let us all see her progress! Taking photos is powerful, y'all! Here's my story of the impact of a before photo. This closet was inspired by your 5 minute decluttering email. I … [Read more...]
Decluttering? Take the Before Picture!
When you're decluttering, taking a "before picture" is so helpful. "I've been working in my yard a lot lately." That's a phrase that sounds normal coming out of someone else's mouth, but it doesn't feel normal coming from me. Working in the yard is helping me stay sane. My yard had been on my "we really need to" list for years. I've … [Read more...]
Decluttering Regret Vs Keeping Regret
I was so excited to run to my latest Donate Box and start digging. We'd recently received news that gyms were closed. While I'm an on-again-off-again gym user who wasn't the least bit devastated, there are members of my family who were very discouraged. So when "exercise bands" were casually mentioned in the conversation about what we wish we … [Read more...]
Want to Declutter But Can’t Donate Right Now?
If you're reading this in the future, I hope you think to yourself, "Why in the world would I not be able to donate right now?" But my guess is that if you looked at the date when this post was written, March of 2020, you'd say "Ohhhhh . . . . " We're living in a crazy time in history. We're stuck at home, with nothing to look at except our … [Read more...]
Finish The Project and Call it Decluttering!
Projects are fun. The idea/planning/collecting-of-stuff stage of a project is fun. The finishing stage is fun. But today I'm talking about the middle stage. It's fun, too, but it can make decluttering difficult. It's the stage when you've gathered the stuff and started, but you're not done. And then life happens. And the unfinished … [Read more...]
A Reader Declutters and Containerizes Her Office
Home offices can turn into storage spaces for random stuff so easily! This can make them so hard to declutter. I love this story from one of you, sharing how working through the process, even in an overwhelming situation, works. If you don't know what process I'm talking about, you can check out my decluttering page for lots of links, or for a … [Read more...]
From Our Mailbox: 93 Shirts!
I love this story. I gasped at the shirt count, but then admitted that I have probably been in exactly this situation in the past. I especially love how she used the actual numbers to help loving shirt-givers understand that the giving needed to stop! Yay math! I just finished a purging (really, the only word that truly describes it) of … [Read more...]
Clutter: Defining The Word
Clutter. My definition of clutter is whatever I can’t handle. Clutter is anything that consistently gets out of control in my home. Decluttering isn't about deciding what I do or don’t need. It’s not even about knowing what I should or shouldn’t keep. It’s about understanding what I can handle. Even if I believe in my heart of … [Read more...]
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