To every thing there is a season.

I have a friend who has an amazing album collection. He collected and curated through the 70's, 80's and 90's. He's slowed down in the digital age; though he'll argue vociferously for the superior quality of vinyl over digital recording, the ease...

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The value trap

Often people are reluctant to give away items that they perceive as valuable.

"I know I never wear those shoes, but they cost me $200!"

The value trap is a double bind; there is a practical component and an emotional one.

First, you may think your...

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Gifts - do I have to keep them?

The short answer? No!

One of the most difficult things to get rid of is a gift. We feel guilty about not wanting the things our loved ones have picked out for us. I’m going to teach you how to get over this. 

  1. Presents are not people....

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No, you don't just need a new organizational system...

Organizing your stuff means developing systems to maintain it. These are really beneficial; filing papers instead of letting them pile up on counters, chairs and spare parts of the floor, for example, can really improve your life. But...

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