4 Easy Steps To Let Go of the Junk, Not the Memories

My basement is a disaster. Boxes and boxes of stuff take up this unlived in space. I had five totes of VHS movies. I don’t even own a VCR, why in the world am I taking up space with these unusable items? There is no logical reason for keeping them. So why was I hanging […]

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Infographic: Decluttering The Home

One of my blog readers shared with me the following amazing infographic about decluttering the home. I hope you like it as much as I do.  

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I Want to Declutter But…

Every few months I think, right, this is the time I am going to really get to grips with decluttering my house, but somehow I can never get started. The reason I can’t get started is because I simply have so much stuff I don’t know where to begin. I have thought about getting a […]

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12 Tips To Declutter Your Mind And Make Space For Happiness

Our mind is always churning, imputing, processing, storing. It is full of stuff. And the new stuff keeps coming in, through all our senses, constantly, often more than one at the time. And all that stuff competes for our attention and we try to give it the best we can, all at the same time. […]

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6 Ways To Have Memorable Family Gatherings Without Owning Lots of Stuff

Having our family and friends around our dining table for holidays or on the weekends is one of life’s great pleasures. Everyone loves coming to the Nana’s Sunday turkey lunch or for grandma’s special holiday feast. We love it when our home is a hub that attracts the whole family, neighbors, old girlfriends, school friends […]

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Do These 5 Things Each Night for a Less Stressed Morning

We’ve all been there. It’s the end of another long day, you just finished helping the kids with the last of their homework, dinner was quick and messy and there is still cleanup to do. It’s almost 8pm and your energy is spent; all you want to do is sit on the couch and close […]

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9 Tips for Simplifying Your Life and Waking Up Truly Excited to Start Your Day

Byline: Mark Tong Puzzled? Well, life’s a puzzle, that’s for sure. It’s easy to be confused as to how to fit together all that you’re supposed to do, be and have every day. And your life picture is fragmented. So many awkward pieces that just don’t connect. Despite your very best efforts you can only […]

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How Decluttering Can Make Life Easier for People with Disabilities

Decluttering is difficult at best of times. It can be physically hard work. It is emotionally draining as we detach ourselves from our possessions. It is far more difficult for elderly, hurt or disabled people. I received a letter from our follower Beth who is dealing with some particular challenges. She is trying to declutter […]

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The Recipe For Decluttering: Whatever Works For Us

Decluttering is, like simplifying life, a very personal process. It makes us deal with our past, and our future, and it is often emotional. Most of us try to learn from other people what helped them, what put them on the right path and what technique worked best for them. But, as it so often […]

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How To Conquer Fear of Giving Up Stuff on The Path Towards Simpler Life

“I might need it someday” is one of the most common answers when we are confronted with piles of useless (to others) things and advised to get rid of them. Is it the fear of being poor, of appearing wasteful, of being resourceful and planning on re-purposing, of being procrastinators, of being cheap…? There are […]

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