I have removed emotions from my decluttering process, not because I don't have emotions, but because I do! I can't use emotions to declutter, so I stick with my fact and instinct based ways of dealing with things. One of the biggest things that brings up lots of emotions is being asked (or asking myself) WHY? Why didn't I take care of this … [Read more...]
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I'm answering questions in this episode about piles of shoes, stress over deciding how many towels to keep, whether to stop decluttering to hang up a picture, and more. These are the kinds of things that stress declutterers out, so I hope I can take some of the stress away. Take Your House Back is on sale! My books Want to be a patron of the … [Read more...]
If it's in the house, it's either appreciating or depreciating. And truly appreciating something keeps it from depreciating. Let's talk about this concept. By "let's" of course I mean me. Because I'm the only one talking. But I had fun in this conversation with myself. Take Your House Back is on sale. My books Want to be a patron of the show? … [Read more...]
I hope you enjoy this conversation! My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at Patreon. Want to find a decluttering coach?? Want to BE a decluttering coach?? … [Read more...]
The hardest thing about decluttering is making decisions. Decision after decision after decision. My five step decluttering process makes decision making easier/possible. Today, I'm talking about applying the decluttering strategies to decision making about more than just clutter. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at … [Read more...]
Terms like space-saving designs and storage solutions and such are very appealing, but even though I used to purchase organizing products labeled that way, my house didn't look any better. I've now come to a point where I'm turned off by those phrases. It's a mindset shift. My books Want to be a patron of the show? Find out how at … [Read more...]
I'm answering a few questions that were asked over at AskDanaKWhite.com. Question 1: My question is on the subject of toys. How do I go about starting (outside of your normal questions)? Like were do I start? My son is 3. Do I pick what to keep or does he? (We have tons of hot wheels, monster trucks, small tractors.) How do I decide what to … [Read more...]
This was a fun strategy session with two guests! I know that navigating the decluttering process with a spouse can present challenges, so it was good to talk to this couple together. We discussed: How to manage every day routines and still get to clean the house. Making progress when planning for a move. Dealing with sentimental … [Read more...]
We all have (at least) one category of stuff that's extra hard to declutter. I'm addressing that today, inspired by this email: I am a teacher who, due to life circumstances, is leaving the profession shortly before I could be considered early retired. I am working part-time as a substitute teacher because I can not seem to let go entirely. My … [Read more...]