Potted flowers and kitchen towel on a hanging rack with shelves

Easy Mini Kitchen Makeover

Recently I started noticing how junky my kitchen was. Piles grow and sit on the counter until I become so used to seeing them, they just blend into the background. Some stuff has been around for years and has become worn out and sad looking. The drawer I’m used to rummaging around in has all … 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

The Declutter Diaries: the inside story of a real decluttering project

The Declutter Diaries: Day 14

The Declutter Diaries is a series of posts I did for a former blog as a glimpse inside a real decluttering project [with occasional editorial comments from my present self].  You can start with Day One here. Read Day 13 Week Two in Review I’m at the end of week two in the attic, so … Read more