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Twelve Resolutions for a Clutter-Free New Year

Francine Jay | Posted 03.02.2013 | HuffPost Home
Francine Jay

Do you ever look around your home, and feel suffocated by all your stuff? If so, the new year is a perfect time for a fresh start.

4 Free Gifts Your Spouse Can Actually Use

Marjory Abrams | Posted 02.19.2013 | Weddings
Marjory Abrams

My husband and I are not exchanging major gifts this year. There's nothing we need, so why waste our money? On the other hand, I do want Bob to know that I love him and care about him, and that I put thought and effort into making him happy.

5 Secrets For A Clutter-Free Holiday

Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Kate Rockwood If the very mention of the holidays has you overwhelmed -- decking the halls, shopping for 82 family members, stocking up on b...

How to Avoid Christmas Gifts... and Clutter

Francine Jay | Posted 02.11.2013 | HuffPost Home
Francine Jay

After you've spent so many hours cleaning, the last thing you want to deal with is more stuff.

Are You Stuffed Enough?

Doug Binzak | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Doug Binzak

Our culture is very focused on acquisition of both things and experiences.  There is an underlying assumption at work that freedom lies out there somewhere, if only we can own more of our environment so we can control it more and thus be happy and free.

How To Stop Clutter From Making You Unhappy

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.19.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

Outer order contributes to inner calm.

3 Reasons to Organize Important Family Documents

Women & Co | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Women & Co

All you have to do is ignore incoming paper for a week or two and you're overwhelmed. Even if you spend a lot of time online, you've probably still get letters, receipts and other important pieces of paperwork that are piling up in your office or online.

WATCH: How Clutter Affects Productivity, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home" gave tips on decluttering and tackling small tasks when she met with me on Mon...

Where Do You Draw The Line Between Sentimental Stuff And Clutter?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 10.24.2012 | Fifty
Darryle Pollack

I never know where to draw the line between sentimental stuff and clutter -- anyone who has ever tried sifting through memories of a lifetime knows it's poignant and hard to do.

De-Clutter Your Entire Life!

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Have you seen the late George Carlin's riff on "stuff"? If you haven't, it is brilliant and hilarious, and it exemplifies so much of what I believe about the over-filled, over-scheduled, over-thought, and over-wrought experiences that we now call life in 21st-century America.

Save Me From My Souvenirs

Karin Kasdin | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Once I thought all those trinkets would remind me of shared, carefree days. Now they just remind me that I need to dust.

Simplify Your Life: Get Rid Of The Clutter

Intent | Posted 09.30.2012 | Healthy Living

We should measure our success in life by the good deeds we have done and the people whose lives we have touched instead of measuring it by the goods we possess.

A Fine Mess: Why We Need to Ditch the Clutter

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When information, not to mention the choices available to us, increase exponentially, where's the space to process? To reflect?

What's the Most Popular Resolution for Happiness?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

When people tell me they've done their own happiness projects, I always ask, "What resolutions did you try? What worked for you?" One answer comes up more than any other.

Robin Wilkey

A Secret Obsession: Local Conference Sheds Light On Hoarding And Cluttering | Robin Wilkey | Posted 04.27.2012 | San Francisco

Spencer Harris was a hoarder. Outside, Harris, 74, lived a social and active life filled with friends, hobbies and vacations. But inside his Menlo...

11 Ways To Say Goodbye To Clutter

SavySugar | Posted 04.18.2012 | Women

Everyone can always do with more storage space, and even if you live in a small apartment, there are plenty of things you can do to maximize the space...

12 Sites To Help You Cash In On Your Spring Cleaning

Posted 05.23.2012 | Fifty

For some, the ritual of spring cleaning can be stressful and chaotic, not to mention a source of guilt. Who wants to throw all that old, unwanted stuf...

Spring Cleaning: When In Doubt, I Toss It Out

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.02.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I have gladly sacrificed the three seconds of joy I know I would get 20 years hence when I stumble upon my daughter's first grade report card in a box in the garage. Instead, I toss all that stuff in the garbage two days after it comes home or as soon as no one is watching me.

9 Quick Tips For Keeping Your Home Serene And Organized

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how to be happier at home. Here are a few very simple suggestions. These aren't the most profound, but they're steps you can take fairly quickly.

My Latest Resolution: Clean While I Cook

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I find that when I make the effort to prepare properly, and then to clean up after myself as I go, tasks proceed much more smoothly. And almost nothing is more satisfying than working easily and well.

A Conversation With 'Soulful Decluttering' Expert Barry Dennis

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Many spiritual thinkers, including Don José Matsuwa, the 110-year-old Huichol shaman with whom Brant lived and studied for 12 years, believe that having too many possessions around us can detract from our inner peace and balance.

Clear the Clutter: Organization Boosts Health and Vitality

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer, researcher, clinical practitioner, author, and lecturer As a holistic ...

Resistance: What You Judge Won't Budge

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

How often do you tell yourself that you are wrong, bad, inadequate, unworthy, a jerk, stupid and so on? I've found, in the many years I've been counseling, that most people are frequently inwardly judgmental.

The Post 50 Plan to Declutter Your Life . . . For Good

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

When I turned 50 a few years ago, I was overwhelmed by the stuff that had accumulated over the years, and I realized that it wasn't just physical clutter but mental clutter, as well.

What Real Women's Desks Look Like -- Submit Yours!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

If you've ever been told your desk is too messy, this may be your moment to shine: A report just published in the Journal of Consumer Research found t...