Your Clutter is Keeping You From a Life You Love

Your Clutter is Keeping You From a Life You Love

Many of us have so much stuff  that we don't enjoy our homes. There is stuff everywhere. We haven't seen our table tops in ages, it's hard to navigate some rooms without tripping over something or bruising our hip squeezing past furniture. There might be whole sections of our homes that we avoid at all costs. One of my favorite clients has a room that we lovingly refer to as "The Mystery Room" because what's in it is, well, a mystery.

When we have so that much stuff it's like trying to write a book while sitting on the floor of a busy airport terminal. There is so much stimuli to distract us we can never get quiet and focus on the thing at hand. It's mentally fatiguing to take in  all that information.

It nags at us and tells us lies.

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Declutter Your Home Declutter Your Mind

Declutter Your Home Declutter Your Mind

Have you ever felt really pissy when you were cleaning up a room and you couldn't figure out why? Or maybe you were decluttering the back of your closet and found yourself on the floor crying your eyes out. If you have experienced this,  you know that you can jump from "Why do I have this shirt?" to "I really hate my blanking job" or "I wish I never moved here" or "My kids are growing up way too fast" in a nano second.

So what's THAT all about?

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The Clutter You Can't See

The Clutter You Can't See

Today my smart and delightful dear friend Lamisha Serf-Walls from Life Once Dreamt has written a guest post about how to deal with the clutter you can't see.

The Clutter You Can’t See

You’ve got clutter.

You walk by it every day and the feeling of actually doing the work to clear it out feels overwhelming, emotional, and maybe even scary.

At some point you forget it’s there. You turn a blind eye to all the stuff, as it becomes part of your normal life. You intuitively step over the piles, shimmy through the spaces, and strategically stack your papers with a steady hand to avoid the avalanche of stuff that could topple at any given moment.

It’s uncomfortable, but you deal with it because it’s easier than actually dealing with it and it’s all you’ve ever known. Until one day the ‘normal’ reaches a new level of chaos and you just can’t take it anymore.

You are tired of ignoring it, making excuses, and you’re ready for change.

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The 10 Most Effective Habits of Highly Organized People

The 10 Most Effective Habits of Highly Organized People

Do you wonder how to get organized but you it just seems too overwhelming of a process? Well you can organize your life by learning from these 10 tips that organized people swear by!

1. They have a Landing Strip. One place to rule them all: a place for their keys, their purse/wallet, their bag and their phone. No exceptions. They put it somewhere obvious and easily accessible, usually right inside their front door.

2. They get broken stuff fixed. If something breaks, stops working or a piece goes missing they put it on their to-do list and then they get it done or they get rid of it.

3. They label their stuff. They know what teachers know, that when things are labeled they are more likely to get put back in their correct place. You know the whole "a place for everything and everything in its place" adage. Label makers make life easier!

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A Little Reminder

A Little Reminder

When we get the itch to clear out our clutter and spruce up our space it's important to not overwhelm ourselves. Before we go all out and start dumping out drawers and emptying closets onto the floor, remember this little sign: 

Because as the Flylady says, "You can't organize clutter!

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