Monday 26 February, 2024

3 Ways to Reward Yourself for Getting Organized

On the surface, getting organized is easy. You can keep costs low by purchasing cheap organization supplies like plastic containers with lids, which are extremely versatile. Organizing itself is more or less a three-step process: Get rid of stuff you no longer need, clean, and put everything back in a more logical fashion. But what […]

Monday 19 February, 2024

3 Ways to Jazz Up Your Plastic Bins

Maybe you bought your plastic storage bins for utilitarian storage in your attic or basement where you will never see them, but maybe not. Maybe they are going in your dorm room or even your living room or bedroom, and lots of people (most importantly you!) are going to be seeing them. Plastic bins offer […]

Monday 12 February, 2024

Re-Evaluating the Question, “What Would I Replace”

Recently I read the suggestion that while decluttering, one should ask oneself the question, “Suppose I lost this possession tomorrow in a fire along with everything else that I own. Would I replace it, or not?” The thinking here is simple enough. If you would answer, “Yes, I would replace this item,” it has measurable […]

Monday 05 February, 2024

Why Declutter and Organize When You Are Stressed? Part 2

Have you ever known people who declutter to relieve stress, or do you sometimes do it yourself without really knowing why it works? Decluttering and organizing to reduce stress are popular activities to cope with emotional difficulties, and in this two-part series, I propose some explanations for why they are so effective. In Part 1, […]

Monday 29 January, 2024

Tiny House Organizing Tips Anyone Can Live By

Don’t live in a tiny house, but wish you could enjoy the tiny house lifestyle? Whether you live in a tiny house or a big one, tiny house organization tips can help you to save space in your home, live life with less clutter, and enjoy a simpler, less stressful existence. Let’s check out a […]

Monday 22 January, 2024

What is the KonMari Method of Decluttering?

If you have been searching for easy decluttering methods and techniques you can use to downsize the possessions crowding up your home, you will want to look into the KonMari method. This effective decluttering technique is a little different from most in that it is not so much “rule-based.” It is more subjective in nature, […]

Monday 15 January, 2024

Why Declutter and Organize When You Are Stressed? Part 1

Before I got into decluttering and organizing, I remember I had a roommate whose moods you could read just by observing what she did to busy herself around our apartment. Anytime I came home and found her knee-deep in decluttering or organizing, I knew she was having a bad day, and that I should either […]

Monday 08 January, 2024

What Really Happens to the Stuff You Send to Thrift?

I always strongly urge that when you are decluttering your home, you take your unwanted items to the thrift store rather than simply throwing them in the trash. I still advise this, because it is important not to be part of the problem of needless waste. But as it turns out, many thrift stores are […]

Monday 01 January, 2024

Signs That You Are a Hoarder

“Am I a hoarder or just messy?” “Am I a hoarder or just lazy?” If you are asking yourself these types of questions, you may be genuinely worried that you have a psychological disorder. It is important to recognize that a disorder such as hoarding exists along a spectrum. Most people have some degree of […]

Monday 25 December, 2023

How Do You Know When Clutter Has Gone Too Far? Part 2

Where is the line drawn for clutter vs. collecting vs. hoarding? It can be a challenge to identify, but there are few ways to know if your clutter or collecting has progressed to the stage where you could consider it to be hoarding. In Part 1, I shared these examples: 1. Your clutter is costing […]

Monday 11 December, 2023

How Plastic Bins Can Save You Money While Moving

Thinking of looking for moving totes for sale instead of going with regular cardboard boxes? It is a decision which could pay off in more ways than one. The best plastic containers for moving offer you unparalleled convenience and versatility—and they could actually save you money. This may come as a surprise considering that you […]

Monday 04 December, 2023

When Minimalism Isn’t an Option, Part 2

The benefits of minimalism make it an appealing choice for organizing and lifestyle, but for many people, it is not a practical option. In When Minimalism Isn’t an Option, Part 1, I explained three reasons why minimalism may not work if you live on a tight budget: 1. You may not be able to afford […]

Monday 27 November, 2023

When Minimalism Isn’t an Option, Part 1

These days, you probably read a lot about the benefits of minimalism. Minimalism has become a major trend in architecture, interior design, organizing and lifestyle. It is true that minimalism has a number of advantages, and for some people, it is a great fit. But it does have its limitations. In this article, I would […]

Monday 20 November, 2023

Tips for Keeping Collections From Turning Into Clutter or Hoarding, Part 2

Worried that your collections might be turning into hoarding or clutter? Looking for a way to stop it from happening? When it comes to figuring out whether something is hoarding or collecting, the difference between the two comes down to a combination of mindset and habits. In my blog, check out the post Clutter vs. […]

Monday 13 November, 2023

Tips for Keeping Collections From Turning Into Clutter or Hoarding, Part 1

Are you a collector? Is your collection starting to grow out of control? If lately you have been struggling to find an empty surface anywhere in your home, you may be wondering about the differences between clutter vs. collecting vs. hoarding. More importantly, you probably are asking yourself how to organize collections in your home […]