Decluttering With Mind Games

 

Mind Games – we all play them.  We use them to help motivate ourselves to take action on something.

But do they really work? And what works better, positive or negative mind games?

Negative or Positive – You Decide

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Can One Word Make A Difference?

Can changing one word make a difference in how motivated we are to take action?

In the field of organizing and decluttering we read different words to describe what we need to do to make our lives better. Although all these words have similar meanings each person has their favorites.  Some words are used more in the home setting. Others tend to be used more in the business setting.

Simplifying, Minimalizing, Decluttering, Organizing, Consolidating. Continue reading

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New Traditions Can Relieve Holiday Stress

December is one of the most hectic, crazy, and hopefully fun months of the year.  It’s a month filled with activities, many based on traditions.

  • Shopping for gifts.
  • Special meals and other treats such as cookies, candy, etc.
  • Putting up all the decorations to create that festive mood in your home.
  • Sending out greeting cards to everyone you know.
  • And don’t forget all the parties you feel obligated to attend at your work place, schools, friend’s parties, and family gatherings.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or both there are a lot of preparations for the holidays. Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From An Open House

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A couple of weeks ago a house in my neighborhood went up for sale. It had an open house that day so I checked it out.  There are some lessons we can learn from going through an open house. Since most homes that are up for sale are decluttered, at least temporally, it can be inspirational to see how a clean, simplified home can look.

I’m also curious what other people have done when remodeling and decorating their homes. It’s especially helpful when the house is similar to mine. Continue reading

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Why I Haven’t Been Blogging

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Over the last couple of years I haven’t been blogging on a regular basis. I didn’t know what to write about anymore. I began to doubt that my words were being read by anyone much less helping anyone on their decluttering journey.

When those kind of doubts enter your head it’s hard to be creative.  It’s like being a butterfly looking for nectar but there aren’t any flowers blooming. Continue reading

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27 Clutter Free Mother’s Day Gifts

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Mother’s Day is this coming Sunday.  It is one of the most commercial holidays in the United States. Lots of cards and gifts are given on this day to honor our mothers.

If you haven’t bought a gift yet this list will give you some ideas that she’ll appreciate. And the best part is they clutter free or mostly clutter free.  There are also many that cost little or no money at all.

Clutter Free Gift Ideas

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Take Action! The Only New Year’s Resolution That Works

There is only one New Year’s resolution that works. That is when you resolve to take action towards your goals.

Two of the top New Year’s resolutions are decluttering and organizing your home and losing weight.  In the past I’ve made both of those resolutions many years in a row.  I slowly got to a point where I felt I was fairly organized.  The clutter wasn’t completely gone but it wasn’t overwhelming my day to day routines.  However, I did need to constantly work at it to keep it that way.

But life happens. Continue reading

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Give Clutter Free Gifts

Christmas treeOver the years I have written several blog posts with ideas for clutter free or almost clutter free gifts for Hanukkah and Christmas.  Since my  mother and mother-in-law had mentioned years ago that they didn’t need or want  more things to fill their homes I’ve done plenty of research to come up with different ideas.

When my mother was moved to a nursing home in 2014 and we had to go through her entire house to sell it, I was glad she told us not to get her more “things”.  She did not have a lot of clutter laying around but there was still plenty of stuff to go through in a her three bedroom home. She has since passed away but I still have some things to go through. Continue reading

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Halloween Isn’t Far Off. Are You Ready For It?

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October is already here.  That means Halloween isn’t far off.  Are you ready for it? Continue reading

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Simplifying Can Feel Like You’re Swimming Upstream!

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Do you feel like you are swimming upstream against the current when you try to simplify your life? I know I do.

So what do I mean by this? Continue reading

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