The Great Declutter: My Kryptonite

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With all the clothes tossing and paper shredding I was feeling pretty good. I have a lot of momentum for this life project right now and I have the ‘new eyes’ of a minimalist convert and hopeful. So it felt pretty bad to realize I have some things that I can’t emotionally part with right [...]

The Great Declutter: Go Paperless!

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Please note the fragile cardboard inbox/shelf deal in this stack ‘o’ paper pile up. This was supposed to be our savior. Spots for him and her, shred it and file it, husband’s business stuff. We were going to meet every Tuesday night and clear it out. That lasted two weeks before we just got too [...]

The Great Declutter: Pants Before Shoes

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Pants before shoes was oft quoted by my sister when she was working on the 2010 Olympic Games. Pretty sure it was from her boss, so thanks T.G. for a great quote. It’s not going to happen overnight. It’s going to happen one cupboard at a time. Like this: How did I have six boxes [...]

Fail To Plan. Plan to Fail.

my donate/sell/get rid of pile from almost a year ago - all gone!

Okay, that title may be a bit harsh. But I did fail to research consignment and understand that I have already missed the window for fall/winter clothing. Which means, in addition to items I have posted on Craigslist and a box of books waiting to be taken to the used bookstore, I have this to [...]

A Tisket, A Tasket Go Burn Your Baskets

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Until recently I thought my solution for a clutter free home was storage. If I just had the right basket for keys and receipts and rubber bands and Salt Lake City Olympic Games pins my home would be clutter free. Storage solutions were an oft talked of thing for me and I was constantly perusing [...]

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