Are you a “listaholic”?
Some of you are smiling and nodding already. You’re the person who likes to list everything and if you start your list late in the day you’ll even put on it what you’ve already done just so you can check it off. In fact, you probably have multiple lists. I know, because we are kindred spirits. Checking things off my list makes me feel so accomplished and productive. But what if my penchant for productivity is actually interfering with my quality of life?
We can all relate to receiving a gift that’s just not our style. We love the giver and appreciate the sentiment, but what do we do with the gift? It makes sense to pass the gift along to someone who could really enjoy it, but the last thing we want to do is offend or hurt someone who has given us a gift. Did you know guilt is one of the clutter traps? We’ll talk about overcoming clutter traps in another post.
Today I’d like to share a different approach to gift giving. I call it experiential giving. The benefits are less guilt, less stress, more memories and more meaningful connections. Read More→
Even though we’re an increasingly digital society, the age old question of how long to keep paper still exists. Statistics show that 80% of the papers that get filed will never be accessed again. Does that mean you can get rid of 80% of the paper you currently have? Not necessarily. It does however, mean that you can get rid of a large portion of the paper you are currently holding on to. Read More→
You know what paper pain is if you have piles of paper on counters, tables and sometimes even the floor. The piles keep growing and sometimes you even find yourself hiding the piles in other rooms or stuffing them into grocery bags to clear space. But the worst part is when bills don’t get paid or checks get lost. It’s enough to drive you crazy!
If you’re plagued by paper piles I have good news! All that can change by implementing these 3 simple steps. You can eliminate those paper piles, stay on top of bills and spend less than an hour a week doing it. Read More→
This is my favorite definition of clutter. Clutter is not just about the “stuff” in the spaces where we live and work. Other areas of our lives can, and do become cluttered as well.
Any type of clutter and the chaos that accompanies it are physically, mentally, and emotionally draining.
The clutter cycle shows how clutter in our physical environment can lead to mental and emotional clutter and vice versa. It can be a vicious cycle that causes us to feel trapped and overwhelmed. So how do we break that cycle?
This is a frequent topic of discussion at our house because my youngest daughter is most definitely a trailer. You can tell everywhere she’s been in the house from the moment she sets foot in the door. She’s a teenager with a busy life, so her default mode is to drop and run. When confronted about this chaos creating habit, she is quick to reply that she’s in a hurry and simply doesn’t have the time. She’ll take care of it later. Sound familiar? If you’re a trailer or live with trailers it probably does. Read More→