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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Stop Clutter from Coming in Your House

Stop Clutter from Coming in Your House

Hey Gorgeous!

Clients call me when they are feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of stuff they have in their homes.  It might be an office, a closet, a pantry or their whole diddly dang house. They can't even begin to figure out how to organize all that stuff because it causes Brain Freeze. No, not the kind you get from drinking a milkshake really fast, this Brain Freeze happens when we are confronted with having to make a gazillion decisions about what we should do with our stuff.

And make no mistake, that's why we avoid dealing with clutter. Because making a ton of decisions is HARD.

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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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