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Clearing Your Inner Clutter

‘Inner Clutter’ is your personal to-do list, everything from important meetings to replacing a burnt out light bulb. Even seemingly small tasks can weigh on our minds. Have you ever put off going to the hardware or grocery store to pick something up? How many times...

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Common Clutter Clearing Challenges

When clearing clutter there are always a few objects that we’re ready to let go of, but just don’t know what to do with—like photographs, gifts, and family heirlooms—we call these clutter challenges. Here are a few questions that we’re often asked about these...

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Can You Live With Lots of Stuff and Still Be Clutter-Free?

My sister and I often write about de-cluttering and simplifying. And many times people see photos of my fairly minimalist house or Alison's similarly streamlined home and think we're suggesting this is how they need to decorate to be clutter-free, peaceful, or have...

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A Guide for Clearing Clutter

Clutter drains our time and energy, weighs on our minds, takes up space, keeps us stuck in the past, blocks new things and opportunities from coming into our lives, makes us feel less than, and can be a source of conflict in relationships. Clutter can have a ripple...

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Give Your Home a Makeover, Without Spending Money!

You can dramatically change the look and feel of your home without spending a dime. In fact, even if you do have a budget to decorate it’s still a good idea to work with what you have and get your home to a place where you enjoy and appreciate it before you spend...

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More Stuff Doesn’t Equal More Happiness

A few months ago, I was fortunate to see a screening of a wonderful documentary, HAPPY. The HAPPY movie is a powerful exploration of what really makes people happy and some of the answers are surprising. If you read my sister's and my blog, Inspired Everyday Living,...

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Live With What You Love

One of the most effective things you can do to create a home that nourishes and inspires you is to live with things you love. This may sound obvious, but when you take a close look around your home, you might be surprised to find that you’re living with things that...

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Finding Balance by Managing Your Time

How to avoid over-committing, over-scheduling, and a lot of stress! The anxiety of always feeling like there is too much to do and too little time seems to be common among of my friends. How often do you hear people say “I’m going to squeeze in a lunch,” or “I’ll try...

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Changing Habits That Create Clutter

  Learning how to get rid of and organize our clutter is useful, but clutter is really just a symptom, rather than the root, of the problem. The real issue is how to stop the pattern of accumulating clutter in the first place! As long as we have too many things in our...

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The Process of Letting Go…

If you read this blog regularly you know my sister and I are huge advocates of clutter clearing. We often promote the benefits of letting go of what no longer serves you. And I can honestly say we live by our words and really enjoy the process of letting go of things...

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Doing Good by Decluttering

Just in case you need another reason to de-clutter… De-cluttering and donating what you no longer need or use is a great way to give to charity. Giving to your local thrift store, such as Goodwill or Salvation Army, is always a great option. There are also many other...

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