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Tangible Memories That Won’t Create Clutter

By |2022-04-22T12:06:06-05:00April 27th, 2022|Categories: Clutter, Grief|Tags: , , , , , |

Some of my friends have lost loved ones recently, including beloved pets. We discuss intangible as well as tangible memories of them. They speak of nuggets of memories and happy or funny stories they remember about them. They hold tight to those memories as they grieve. My friends and I honor the loss of their loved ones by gathering together to enjoy each other’s company, laugh and cry with them and lift a glass to their loved one. We also give them gifts in the form of tangible memories, something that won’t create clutter. Some time ago, I wrote a [...]

Mind Clutter is a Real Thing

By |2021-07-23T12:58:59-05:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Clutter|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mind clutter can mean many things – too many thoughts, unwanted thoughts, negative thoughts, overwhelm, etc. The cause can come from within or from external sources or a bit of both. Clutter is clutter, whether it comes in the form of things in our homes, or the thoughts in our brains. We need to purge mind clutter from our brains, just like we purge clutter from our homes. There are many benefits of having a clear, relaxed mind.  Reduced stress, focus, and increased productivity are just a few. Sleep is one way to clear waste, or mind clutter from our [...]

Using The 1 In 1 Out Rule To Prevent Clutter

By |2020-11-17T13:41:09-06:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Clutter|Tags: , , , |

This is a favorite organizing tip that I, and so many other professional organizers use. The 1 in 1 out rule states that when you bring an item into your home, you remove an existing item. The 1 in 1 out rule is a good way to prevent clutter. To make a more significant impact, try removing 2 or more items for every 1 new item that comes into your home. This concept will consistently reduce the number of things you own and free up space, and it rings true for every purchase. Consider the 1 in 1 out rule [...]

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