A Resolution you can Reach!

Every year “Get Organized” makes it to most New Year’s Resolution lists. The first step to successfully fulfilling this resolution is identifying the source of disorganization and then working to eliminate it. More often than not, the avenue to disorganization is excess stuff or clutter in your environment (home and/or office). Start by becoming your … Continue reading A Resolution you can Reach!

Holiday Gift Giving Tip – The Collection Trap

A Holiday Gift Tip. Re-thinking the Collection Trap Here is an updated gift giving tip with a Feng Shui Twist for my readers. We all have folks in our lives who are collectors. Collecting, at least by definition, is different than hoarding. A collector is an individual who collects things of a specified type, professionally … Continue reading Holiday Gift Giving Tip – The Collection Trap

What Nascar legend Richard Petty has to teach you about downsizing

Most of us have just run-of-the-mill, average, everyday clutter clearing to do. Now imagine you are a NASCAR superstar, having completed 1,184 races run over 35 years, with 200 wins. At age 80, Richard Petty may be a legend, but he ALSO has a house (or two) full of stuff his kids don't want! Read … Continue reading What Nascar legend Richard Petty has to teach you about downsizing

Which Comes First: Clutter or Depression?

  It is a vicious cycle: anxiety or depression can lead to a clutter​ed​ home. And a clutter​ed home can also lead to depression and more anxiety. When we are caught up in this cycle of clutter and depression, we tend to do less about the house, which makes it even worse​. thither But which came first … Continue reading Which Comes First: Clutter or Depression?

Decluttering marriage: a story

Recently a client of mine shared a story with me about how decluttering helped to save a marriage. My client, Orna, is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stratford, Connecticut. Orna has been helping couples for decades. Recently we worked together, and Orna shared how caring and making decisions about the home impacts marriages... … Continue reading Decluttering marriage: a story

Don’t Wait. Be Prepared.

If you are like me and fortunate enough to live in a part of the country that is not currently in the path of hurricanes like Harvey and Irma or a wild fire (or experiencing an earthquake), now is a great time to think about how prepared you are for an emergency. I find myself … Continue reading Don’t Wait. Be Prepared.

How a Table Taught Me to Let Go

A client of mine, Kathy, sent me a story about how her family's 1950s dining table taught her a lesson in letting go. Kathy's parents had raised their family around the table, and Kathy inherited it after her parents both passed. When she was ready to pass the table on, Kathy found the name of … Continue reading How a Table Taught Me to Let Go

Feeling tense? Choice anxiety may be to blame

Ever heard of choice anxiety? If you haven't, you've definitely experienced it! After all, you live in the Western world, home of the Super Cereal aisle! Freedom is choice, right?? Actually, no. Choice anxiety is a common affliction. Too many choices overloads our brains and increases stress. Barry Schwartz, psychologist and author of "The Paradox … Continue reading Feeling tense? Choice anxiety may be to blame

25 Item Clutter Scavenger Hunt – Make clearing clutter a game!

Ready to clear some clutter from your home but don't know where to start? My​ 25 Item Clutter Scavenger Hunt ​is for you! The Clutter Scavenger Hunt includes links to where to donate or dispose of items that no longer serve you, like old batteries and cell phones, outdated medications and eyeglasses. ​Have kids and want … Continue reading 25 Item Clutter Scavenger Hunt – Make clearing clutter a game!