Why you might be happier living in a smaller home

Why you might be happier living in a smaller home

Guest post by Rachel Walder

I live in a small flat. A one-bedroomed flat in London, a crowded and expensive city.  Nothing specially unusual about that and in fact I’m proud that I own property here (mortgaged property, but you know what I mean).  I love where I live.  I deliberately chose location over space.  I have great neighbours, my place is very secure and safe and I can leave all the windows open when I’m not in.

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How To Organize Your Kids' School Papers

How To Organize Your Kids' School Papers

Do you love paperwork? If you are like most of my peeps, the answer is a resounding "NOPE." Let me tell you, when I started my journey as a Professional Organizer I did not think that I would love dealing with paperwork; I used to work in a public library where we had to file government documents and omg did I hate that part of my job. Talk about tedious. I. Hated. It.

Books? I could deal with books. That was fun. But moving around pieces of paper and putting them in precise order over and over again? UGH. We could only do it in one hour increments because we'd start going cross eyed otherwise.

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How to Let Go of Sentimental Stuff

How to Let Go of Sentimental Stuff

I can get as excited about pretty office supplies and a sale at The Container Store as the next person, but truth be told, I'm more interested in the deeper meaning of why we do what we do. Why do we keep what we keep? Why do we hold on to things that don't serve us? Is it really just because we "don't have time" to clean up our homes or is it more complicated than that? What does the state of our homes say about how we feel about our lives? I believe that our homes are a mirror for our inner lives and circumstances. That there is a direct correlation between how we treat our belongings and our internal dialogue of how we feel about ourselves, our past, our futures and our values. The other day I was watching some Youtube videos on decluttering (I told you I'm a hardcore nerd!) and one came through my feed that grabbed my attention and then seriously riled me up after I watched it.

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