Junk is just a state of mind.

I see a lot of junk drawers. I love them. I think every house should have a drawer or two of miscellaneous stuff. In my house I tend to have bowls of tiny junk rather than drawers. It’s more accessible that way? Or perhaps I’m...

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Time's a bitch.

Time Keeps on Slipping, Slipping, Slipping, Into the Future…

If you’ve never spent New Years Eve listening to the Neville Brothers sing this, you are missing out. But in other news, time is getting away from us. At least it’s...

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The root of all clutter.

I’m too tired to go through the mail right now.

I’ll make that appointment tomorrow.

I’ll just stick all the tax documents over here and get started on that this weekend.

Let’s leave the dishes until tomorrow.

I’ll...

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No, you don't need to go to the Container Store.

No shade, I love the Container Store. Who doesn’t? All those beautiful boxes and bins and folders and tools, color-matched and uniform. It makes you feel more organized just walking the aisles. But don’t be fooled. Organizing your...

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I quit Facebook, and now my house is more organized!

Or, How Breaking Up With Facebook Boosted My Resolve.

I’ve been struggling with my feelings about Facebook for quite a while. On the one hand, it’s a great way to stay in touch with people. Especially those people that I’m...

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Holiday shopping; no-clutter gifts.

Okay! Here it is: the time of year for unbridled shopping. You may have a long list, including co-workers, teachers, friends, relatives and neighbors. Before you load all these fine people up with a lot of extra stuff, think for a moment about...

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6 ways to declutter your house, finally and forever.

What's the best way to tackle clutter in your home?

Trick question! Answer: Any way you can think of.

I have always been terrible at higher math. By which I mean everything past basic arithmetic. Algebra was the worst - I just couldn’t get...

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Is it time to ask for some help?

“Help! I need Somebody!” Yeah, easy for you to say, The Beatles. Not as easy for most of us.

I am pretty good at asking for help when it’s really just advice, but I find it much harder to ask someone to actually do things for me....

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True confessions of a closet clutterbug.

I am not neat by nature. I enjoy a tidy, sparkling clean space, but it's a struggle to attain and then maintain it. I would happily collect every kind of object, and am prone to stacks of paper on every surface. This is just to say that I get it;...

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Lessons learned in the aftermath of death.

The experiences I had this summer were wonderful and terrible. I feel so privileged to have spent this time caring for my mother. It was terrific bonding time for me and my sisters - we don't usually get to spend so much time together....

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Worry of the day: am I really taking all this stuff home with me?

I was doing pretty well here at my mother's house, going through things but saying a polite "no" to owning them. Then the glassware came out. I've rarely met a glass I didn't like. But I did pretty well and managed to identify glasses of mine that...

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What to do with the forgotten family heirlooms?

If your family is anything like mine, there’s a lot of inherited stuff lingering in cupboards and closets. It may be fine china, silver tea sets, childhood toys, ancient correspondence, favorite mixing bowls... or janky wooden spoons.

It's...

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