The most important question to ask

When decluttering, it is easy to get stuck on questionable items. When this happens, just pay attention to your energy and what it’s doing, and ask yourself: Does this enhance my life, bringing me lightness and joy and energy? Or, does it weigh me down, keeping...

“But I might need it someday”

This is probably the most common believe that we attach to our possessions in order to avoid letting them go, and it’s one that I’ve personally struggled with. “But we might need that” has been handed down from my depression-era grandparents (not that that’s an...

What is Clutter?

Clutter is basically anything that keeps us from living our lives to the fullest. It is typically thought of in terms of physical possessions, including Items that you no longer use or love things that need to be tidied up or better organized. Our physical possessions...

5 Signs You Are Ready to Declutter

1) You spend a 1/2 hour each day looking for things. 2) You can’t open your doors properly. 3) You have stuff in boxes that you haven’t looked at for years. 4) You have to step over (or you trip over) clutter on the floor. 5) You look around and...

What’s Beneath Your Clutter?

Most of our clutter is attached to situations in our lives, our emotions, and our state of mind. We use clutter to buffer ourselves from things that are happening in our lives and the associated emotions. If you have a space in your home that is suffering from...

A Taste of My Own Medicine

Landlords might sell our flat?!?!  What are we going to do? Husband’s Christmas vacation is commandeered for decluttering. Official notice – we gotta move. More decluttering. Thank God for charity shops and  freecycle. Found a new flat – 550 sq feet...