Where To Start

Where To Start

It's been said that there's really only one way to do nothing, but many ways to do something. This might explain why we get stuck when trying to figure out where to start decluttering. On one hand, decluttering is exciting. You're going to get a bunch of space back,...

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Wrangling The Declutter Triangle

Wrangling The Declutter Triangle

You're setting out to declutter. You've motivated. You have your supplies. You tell yourself, "I'm going to get this whole garage finished this afternoon." And yet, at 5:00, you're walking in the house to get dinner - and the garage is less than 1/3 done. We've all...

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iPhone Upgrades & The Consumer “Itch Cycle”

iPhone Upgrades & The Consumer “Itch Cycle”

We all (hopefully!) know that ads are designed to get us to make purchases. But did you know that there's a different, underlying mechanism in play that drives many of our buying decisions? It's called the "itch cycle," and it works in concert with advertising to...

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Conversations About Stuff

Conversations About Stuff

When it comes to decluttering, one of the biggest questions is, "will (my spouse/my kids/my sister/my best friend) want this someday?" It's a natural question, as most people don't want to throw something away that somebody else would be happy to have - especially if...

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The 6 Month Anniversary Of Your New Years’ Resolutions

The 6 Month Anniversary Of Your New Years’ Resolutions

It's July 1st. If you're like most people, six months ago you came up with a set of New Years' resolutions - some of them likely having to do with decluttering. And if you're like most people, those resolutions lasted until mid-to-late January. No guilt from us -...

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De-Junk Your Home At Summer Gatherings

De-Junk Your Home At Summer Gatherings

Many of us have "OPS" ("Other Peoples' Stuff") in our homes. And most of us have at least one gathering of family and friends happening this summer. How do we use our gatherings to deal with the OPS that's cluttering our space? First, we need to get our heads straight...

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