Archives for March 2015

Paper Problems ~ By Deb J

When I began helping my friend, S, declutter, there were decades of paper archives: phone bills, utility bills, bank statements, medical papers, taxes papers, magazine clippings, newspaper clippings, catalogs, travel memorabilia, recipes, greeting cards, letters, and hundreds of photos (organized by year). Much of this was stacked in boxes in the garage or office with various other locations for smaller boxes or bags. It was a nightmare of unorganized, mostly unneeded paper. Looking over the mess, it was apparent that this was going to be a huge undertaking. How did this happen? Why would Continue reading

Be grateful and let it go.

I received the following message some weeks ago. I am not sure now who the author was but please feel free to identify yourself if you recognise it. "I just read an interesting book called the KonMari method of Tidying Up. Her take is that for lasting change you have to do  the whole declutter in one  go, although her "go" can be 6 months. I don't necessarily agree with her but it was an interesting read. I'd love to hear your opinion if you have read the book." I personally have never read any of Marie Kondo's books but several of my readers have mentioned them in the past. One concept Continue reading

Mini Mission Monday ~ Me and mine

Mini Mission Monday is about finding ten minutes a day to declutter. To make it easy for you, each Monday I set seven declutter missions, one for each day of the week for you to follow. It takes the guess work out of decluttering and makes it easy and "fun" for you to achieve some quick decluttering. Just for something different, as I have never done this before, this week's mini missions are based on what me and my family have been decluttering. This includes children and in-laws. It is always exciting to see those you love embracing int the idea of living with less. So here goes. Monday - Continue reading