Decluttering Questions Printable

The hardest part about decluttering for most people isn't the time or effort it takes. Instead, it's simply making the decision to let go of something that you've been holding onto for some reason or another. Earlier this year, I shared 10 questions that you can ask yourself to help you declutter, and today I'm…

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Clutter Control for Any Space

Recently, I shared a quick tip for controlling stair piles, and Lori from Couponomic Stimulus Package commented with this question: I would love if you would talk about something for kitchen counters! That's where all my stuff lands. I can keep the rest of the house clean EXCEPT my kitchen counter and office. I can…

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Decorating to Declutter: Balancing Form and Function

This post was originally posted in February of last year, but while I'm working on my house tour post as promised, I thought it would be a good prologue: From the informal polls I've done on Twitter and while talking to friends, it seems like most mothers of young children – when forced to choose…

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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Clutter Out
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Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Clutter Out

Today we continue our unique take on spring cleaning with Katie from Kitchen Stewardship’s Spring Cleaning Carnival: Get the Junk Out. This week I've over at Kitchen Stewardship sharing my story of eliminating clutter and the benefits of decluttering. Go ahead over to read that and then come back and read my tips for getting…

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Question of the Day: What Do You Hold Onto?

Last week we talked about making space for the sentimental things in your life without contributing to the clutter. I told you about my grandfather's Redskins glasses, and the truth is I'm fairly sentimental when it comes to anything that's been passed down from my grandparents -- an old blanket from my maternal grandmother, my…

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The Psychology of Empty Spaces

In stereotypical fashion, I'm finding myself overwhelmed by the urge to spring clean as we welcome the sunshine and warm weather. I'm switching the girls' seasonal clothing (sooner than I would have liked since all four of them seem to have gone through a growth spurt in the last month!), cleaning all of the spaces…

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Five Steps for Decluttering Your Kitchen

It's turned into guest post week here at Organizing Your Way. Thankfully, I wrote all of these posts before the start of what's turned out to be a very busy week! Today I'm also sharing Five Tips for Decluttering Your Kitchen as part of Kimi's Spring Cleaning Carnival at The Nourishing Gourmet. I don’t know…

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More Than Resolutions: Take the Trash Challenge

Join us all month for 31 Days of Organizing for a Better 2010! Last year I introduced The Trash Challenge, my own attempt to be more  aware of what we were throwing away and decrease our amount of trash to one bag per week. However, despite my realization that I needed to finally take the…

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More Than Resolutions: Declutter

Join us all month for More Than Resolutions! If you've been an Organizing Your Way reader for very long, you know how I feel about stuff. I define stuff as things you don't need that waste time, space and energy. Let me clarify that I personally don't think there's anything wrong with owning things in…

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Reader Question: Helping Others Get Control of Their Clutter

Erica recently asked if I have any tips for how to help other people get control of their clutter. She's concerned about a family member whose health is starting to be affected by all of the stuff in her house. Although this person agrees that the clutter is a problem, she has excuses for everything…

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