Best Declutter Supply List | How to Organize Your House

Serious decluttering requires the right tools.  If you’re going in for a deep declutter, you’ll want a list of supplies to have on hand.  Here is a checklist of all the things you’ll need before you start.  You can get a printable version of the Best Declutter Supply List here. Declutter supply #1: The Apron … Read more

Pink Teddy Bear

How You Can Declutter Sentimental Items without Feeling Guilty

Sentimental stuff. Your first teddy bear. That favorite book. The cute outfit you had to have. It’s tough to part with sentimental items that bring up fond memories. Sometimes we hang on to childhood memorabilia because we think we are going to pass it on to our kids or grandkids. But let’s be honest: What … Read more

Two minutes or less

Two Minutes: A List of Things You Can Do Around the House

In a previous post about demolishing piles, I ended at the point of me starting to do items in my “Take Action” box that take two minutes or less.  Why that length of time?  David Allen says in his book Getting Things Done, “The rationale for the two-minute rule is that that’s more or less … Read more

Book Review: Clutter’s Last Stand

Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no additional cost to you. Today I offer a book review of Clutter’s Last Stand by Don Aslett.  I originally read … Read more

Book Review: Clutter Busting

This post contains affiliate links.* *I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no additional cost to you. I recently read Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back … Read more

Organization does not equal tidiness

Organization does not equal tidiness

What exactly is organization? We talk a lot about “getting organized,” but what does that really mean?  When I think of “being organized,” visions of sparse, minimalist homes dance in my head.  Vast, clutter-free horizontal surfaces abound, not a single pile of paper is to be found anywhere, and all items are arranged in beautiful, … Read more