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Sorry: Your Kids Don’t Want Your Heirlooms

When I was eight years old, I asked my grandmother if I could have a particular piece of her furniture. This piece is sometimes called a "half-n-half" or a "side-by side." Pretty, ain't it? If best-selling author Marie Kondo is right and our objects have feelings, how must my poor half-n-half feel shoved into the [...]

Sorry: Your Kids Don’t Want Your Heirlooms2018-09-11T19:17:59+00:00

What To Do When Clutter Hurts Your Family Relationships

Does clutter create friction in your household? If so, you are not alone! Many of our clients and workshop participants struggle with what to do about their spouse's, children's, or live-in parent's clutter. I recently spoke with a woman who had 6 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and birds that her family inherited when her [...]

What To Do When Clutter Hurts Your Family Relationships2018-09-04T23:13:44+00:00

The Life-Changing Magic of Death Cleaning

Life is full of transitions, some great and many small. Yet one of the greatest transitions, and one that's hard to think about, is something we all have in common: death. It's not surprising that we shy away from this topic. We live in a culture that does not always embrace the reality of death. [...]

The Life-Changing Magic of Death Cleaning2018-08-11T12:58:33+00:00

What To Do if Your Clutter Causes Stress and Anxiety

“Clutter can play a significant role in how we feel about our homes, our workplaces, and ourselves. Messy homes and workspaces leave us feeling anxious, helpless, and overwhelmed. Yet, rarely is clutter recognized as a significant source of stress in our lives” - Psychologist Sherrie Bourg Carter The most common phrases that I hear when folks contact [...]

What To Do if Your Clutter Causes Stress and Anxiety2018-08-11T12:58:43+00:00

When Are You Done Decluttering? How to Set Yourself Up for Success

You know the feeling: you walk into your bedroom, your kitchen, or that storage space in your basement, and you feel completely overwhelmed. There's so much STUFF! How will you find those shoes you want to wear? How will you get to the blender? And what on EARTH is even IN the basement!? (Watch the [...]

When Are You Done Decluttering? How to Set Yourself Up for Success2018-07-25T19:21:57+00:00
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