clutter

April 9, 2013
Black is Colorful and Simple!

Why My Wardrobe is (Mostly) Black

First and foremost, I like black. I just do. Let me explain why I prefer a dark wardrobe for my simple life…
March 3, 2013
Toys and clutter and stuff... oh my!

What I Learned About Life by Cleaning the Kids’ Room

When my boys were little, the hardest thing for them to do was to keep their room clean. It was my fault. As a young mother, […]
February 25, 2013
How to Create a Simple Wardrobe

Simple Wardrobe: My Progress So Far

I’m tote deep into my simple wardrobe adventure. Ok, I WAS tote-deep. I can’t believe how many clothes I had in my tiny closet, even after […]
February 20, 2013
Simple wardrobe

Simple Wardrobe: No Partial Lengths

The idea behind my search for the minimal, basic wardrobe is flexibility, simplicity, quality, ease-of-care and peace of mind. I’d also like to have items that […]
February 15, 2013
Do you really need collections?

Collections: A “Respectable” Name for Hoarding

People “collect” things they like and often display those collections of many similar items as if they are a treasure, rather than a nice name for […]
January 15, 2013
Options for selling your stuff

Is eBay a Real Option to Declutter?

I’ve been using Amazon.com, eBay, etsy and Craigslist to help me dispose of those items deemed “too good” to merely donate. I’ve donated literally TRUCKLOADS of […]
January 7, 2013
vase

Thoughts on Hoarding

In my recent research on hoarding (for a real estate article I was writing, not my own battle with clutter — although the research gave me […]
December 31, 2012
Gold Ribbon

My Mother’s Gift Wrap Station And My Own Simple Version

I’ve always been enthralled with my mother’s handling of the art of wrapping presents. She’s a master. Getting one of her gifts is quite an impressive […]
December 26, 2012
Minimizing: An uphill battle

Minimal Update

The last couple weeks have been crazier than the usual holiday faire. I’ve been digging and tossing and listing on eBay and Amazon. I’ve been offering […]
December 16, 2012
Downsizing one item at a time

Minimalism: The Stuff is Getting REAL!

I’ve turned a corner and actually started WORKING on eliminating about 80% of what I currently own. Yep, you read right… 80%. I’ve donated a couple […]
November 26, 2012
Nearly everything is replaceable - so simplify!

*Nearly* Everything is Replaceable

It’s finally occurred to me how “replaceable” most physical objects in my life are. It’s truly liberating to realize that even if I do get rid of […]
October 23, 2012
lipstick, etc - Keeping a list of great products

Lipstick Saga: Do You Keep a List of Great Products?

There are products you find along the way that are so amazing… they are the ones that cost a song, serve a multitude of purposes, make […]