Clutter

Keep up with Change

Change is sure to happen. Keeping up with change requires making decisions and taking action. If we neglect this, clutter builds. As clutter builds, accumulated amounts become overwhelming and more decisions need to be made. As time passes action becomes more difficult to take. So keep up with change to stay clutter-free and organized.

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Do-It-Yourself Organizing

Are you a do-it-yourself kind of person? Do you clean your own house, mow your own grass, shovel your own driveway? Is organizing a do-it-yourself project? What about downsizing, clearing out the garage, or getting rid of all that has accumulated in the basement? From what I’ve experienced in my 11 years as a Professional […]

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No One Needs a Lifetime Supply of Anything!

When I heard this phrase, “No one needs a lifetime supply of anything!” I laughed. I understand that the phrase is an exaggeration, but it is also true. Excessive shopping and stockpiling can create real issues. There is value in having a well stocked pantry, and it’s important to be prepared for emergencies, but when […]

Less Possessions

As the holiday season approaches I’d like to encourage us all to find greater pursuits in life than material possessions. Instead of spending time shopping and acquiring more stuff, please consider these alternatives. Value people, wellness, and kindness over possessions. Volunteer at a soup kitchen, food bank, homeless shelter, or nursing home. Donate gently used […]

Define Minimalism

How would you define minimalism? I asked this question at the beginning of a presentation I gave recently at Brown University in Providence, RI. The answers I received were varied, but most of them included the concepts of intentionally having less stuff, and living a meaningful life with less material possessions. This was consistent with what […]