Author Archives: Janice

Treasure Lost and Found

Treasure Lost and Found Sometimes we lose a treasured item. Sometimes the lost item is found in a relatively short period of time. Then there are those items that suddenly show up after a long, long, time. I’m talking years … Continue reading

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8 Quotes to Find Gratitude and Perspective

In light of another mass shooting this pass week, it seems like it’s time for a gratitude check-up.  At times like these I find quotes help provide some comfort and perspective for me. Below are a few that I’ve put … Continue reading

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5 Simple Tools To Cut Clutter

I’m always looking for simple ways to cut clutter from my home. It doesn’t come naturally for me. Even routines and habits don’t seem to stick if I’m not constantly focusing on them. So over the years I’ve come up … Continue reading

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How to Let Go of Things That Hurt Us.

We all have things that hurt us. I’m not talking physical hurt, but emotional hurt. Especially the ones caused by items we surround ourselves with. You know what I’m talking about. It’s those items that bring up bad memories each … Continue reading

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Why is Decluttering So Hard?

Every year I come up with the same resolution. I want to declutter my home and simplify my life. I’ve had some successes over the years plus some failures – at least with that resolution.

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From An Open House

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 … Continue reading

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Why I Haven’t Been Blogging

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 … Continue reading

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