That time I was on Hoarders on A&E

When we arrived at the house in the morning, there was a woman sitting in a folding chair waiting out front. She looked like any other woman in town. There was absolutely nothing extraordinary about her appearance — nothing to indicate she had any sort of disorder.  It turned out, of course, that was Bonnie, the woman we would be helping to declutter. (more…)...
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Your relationship to your stuff

Your relationship to your stuff

Scrolling through facebook today I came across a post by a friend of mine who admitted a secret desire to get rid of (almost) everything she owns and start over. This statement made me stop and think for a minute. At first my inner organizer felt happy, like YEAH! Let it ALL go! Then I felt a little worried that her secret desire wasn't really about her stuff at all. (more…)...
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Toy clutter is making me mental!

Toy clutter is making me mental!

It’s hard to organize things for people who think about things differently than you. Your children and their toy clutter are no exception. Just because a kid popped out of your body doesn’t mean they can maintain an organizing system you designed. In fact, because you are their parent, they probably don’t want to even if they could! (more…)...
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Less stuff = More happiness. Really?

Less stuff = More happiness. Really?

Oh great! Another article telling you how having less stuff will make all of your troubles disappear. RIIIIIiiiiight. Sure it will. Actually, I'm not going to tell you very much today because I know you have a lot on your plate. You have a lot of troubles and they are NOT all going to disappear because you thin out your pots and pans. I know that! (more…)...
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