I am no hoarder. Not yet. But cloth shopping bags are luring me down that dark path. As a child, I helped my mother ferry groceries home in brown ...
I don't know about you, but whenever I think of de-cluttering my home, it seems really overwhelming. However, these tips have helped me to break it down and do it stress-free.
You may be wondering, "I don't have hoarding disorder, but I do have trouble getting rid of things and some clutter. How can I break this habit?" Simply put, the best way to break a bad habit is to build a new habit.
Organization expert and best-selling author Julie Morgenstern told me when I interviewed her recently that turning 50 is often so traumatic it can make many people stay stuck where they are, unable to move on.
I recognize that my inability to get rid of items from the past reflects my ambivalence about my life and the future... There's a sadness to the recognition that a long and wonderful phase of my life is over and a question mark as to what comes next.
Each of us has clutter in our lives that holds us back from becoming who we want to be and achieving what we desire. What is holding you back? What can you start doing today to begin living simply, mindfully, and passionately?
No, you really don't need that pink easy-bake oven.
Photos become clutter when they sit unlooked at in piles, bags, boxes or on the hard-drive on your computer.
Ask yourself if you're still enjoying reading the book. Maybe you're still loving it. Great, it stays. Put it in the "books you're currently reading" stack.
Our well-being is dependent on how well we rest each night.
It may sting a little, but you'll be happy you did it.
Time to roll up your sleeves and be ruthless.
On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What's in your own backpack? If you're like most of us, you've got too many items on each day's to-do list and too much stuff in the closet. Too many entanglements with other people. And too many worries, guilts, and regrets.
After you've spent so many hours cleaning, the last thing you want to deal with is more stuff.
Are you frustrated with your finances? Drowning in debt? Or just not sure where your money goes each month?
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.