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A Surprisingly Simple Way to Get Rid of Clutter

John M. Simmons | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

Get used to it, Junior, there's more rejection where that came from! I'm throwing it away. I need to make room for your high school diploma.

Off The Grid

Bethany Thies | Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents
Bethany Thies

There is a difference between reverence for the past and being held captive by it.

Manilla Mini: Tips for Long-Term Organizational Success

Manilla.com | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
Manilla.com

Every item in your life should have its own home so that you know exactly where it is when you need it. When you're done using an item, put it back in it's home to avoid the headache of having to search for it later. Remember, there's no such thing as organized chaos, only chaos.

De-Clutter Now: 8 Things You Can Live Without

Lindsay Schauer | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Lindsay Schauer

In 2009 I moved into a 200-square-foot cottage. The rent and location were awesome, but there was one problem. Half my stuff didn't fit in the place. So I got rid of it. Furniture, old clothes, books, shoes, art. And you know what? I haven't missed any of it since.

And Now, My #1 Trick to Staying Warm This Winter

Susan McCorkindale | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Susan McCorkindale

The kid in The Sixth Sense saw dead people. I see bursting cupboards and closets and file cabinets. With my eyes closed. Oh yeah. It makes me hot. Take that, oil company!

The Epic Yard Sale That Helped One Community Heal

Posted 01.28.2014 | OWN

The winner of our first annual Declutter for a Cause challenge (conceived with Peter Walsh) rallied her friends and neighbors for an epic town-wid...

I Can't Pinpoint When the Problem Started: It Was Just There

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.24.2014 | Fifty
The University of Central Florida Forum

As I grow older, a bad word that starts with "C" has crept into my vocabulary -- and my environment. I'm having a hard time ridding myself of it. It niggles at my edges, and like a bad haircut, it has become my constant companion.

The Struggle of Digital De-Cluttering

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.10.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

I'm expected to be part of the generation for which iTunes purchases are a first option, the generation that can do everything on the phone (completely paper-free). But my dirty secret is that I do struggle to go digital.

Two Reality Shows That Practically Clean My House for Me

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Angela Jamene

There are two shows I can turn on any time and I will start cleaning my house without even realizing I'm doing it. It may begin with wiping down a counter, but if it turns out to be a marathon, my whole kitchen will be spotless by the third episode.

Help for Seniors Who Are Drowning in Clutter

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.15.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Compulsive cluttering is a problem that effects up to five percent of Americans -- many of whom are seniors -- with problems ranging anywhere from mild messiness to hoarding so severe it may be related to a mental health disorder like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

5 Surefire Signs You're Ready to Downsize

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty

Eventually, we pretty much all downsize. While a few diehards may opt to stay in their large family homes until the hearse pulls into the driveway, mo...

5 Tips For Being An Empty Nester In The 'Burbs

Tira Harpaz | Posted 09.28.2013 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

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.

Hoarding and Whistle-blowing

Paul Gordon | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Paul Gordon

At the time of this writing Edward Snowden, the fugitive from U.S. justice for his having blown the cover off national surveillance tactics, is runnin...

7 Ways To De-Clutter Your Home And Simplify Your Life Post-Retirement

Posted 05.31.2013 | Fifty

Americans are stressed out, and their cluttered homes aren't helping matters: A recent Huffington Post survey found that 84 percent of recently stress...

3 Secrets For Doing More Of What You Love

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

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?

12 Huge Myths About Clutter

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 07.10.2013 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

No, you really don't need that pink easy-bake oven.

House-Cleaning Secrets From A Top Real-Estate Broker

Posted 05.08.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani You think you've scrubbed everything, but these subtle, often forgotten touches can make your home look amazing -- even if you are...

Re-Evaluation

Alexia Amvrazi | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexia Amvrazi

I love to shop, and still sometimes harbor the secret wish that I am magically bequeathed with a gold card I can spend indefinitely and infinitely on without that ever becoming any sort of karmic shackle, but my approach to spending has changed considerably over the last year.

12 Mindful Steps For Spring Cleaning Your Heart And Home (PHOTOS)

Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

5 Findings That Will Change The Way You Tackle Clutter

Posted 03.19.2013 | OWN

By Katie Arnold-Ratliff Need help organizing? Look to the fascinating science of your stuff. Keep in touch! Check out HuffPost OWN on Fa...

Confessions Of A Compulsive Declutterer

Posted 02.26.2013 | OWN

By Reshma Memon Yaqub My childhood home -- a four-bedroom colonial in a Washington, D.C., suburb -- had an exquisite exterior. But inside there...

Clear Your Wardrobe Clutter

Jennifer L. Scott | Posted 03.04.2013 | Style
Jennifer L. Scott

Time to roll up your sleeves and be ruthless.

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.

Declutter, De-Stress and Help Someone in Need

Ada Vassilovski | Posted 02.18.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ada Vassilovski

Right now is a great time of year to declutter and donate. You might be digging into closets for holiday décor only to be shocked--disgusted--by how much stuff you've accumulated over the years. I always recommend decluttering and donating for a less stressful move.

On Lightening Up: Tips To Take The Weight Off Your Shoulders

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

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.