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One Thousand Things Big And Small…

I was just rereading a journal entry I made a few years ago about shedding one's belongings and it hit me how timely the ideas still were to me.  Part of the entry was from an email to a friend who commented on my advice to "just throw it all away and start over."  (Something I had somewhat done at …

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500 Items…

It seemed like a simple idea, create more space in my home by getting rid of some unneeded items.  But then the whole thing became a game and suddenly "a few things" became 100 and then 200 and then 300 and now the goal is to get rid of 500 items by August's end. As I say so often, "If …

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Creating Change Through Decluttering

Having worked with several people to create space, clear out clutter and bring a sense of order to material chaos, I've observed an interesting phenomena.  Major decluttering seems to always lead to major life changes.  It sounds weird that letting go of your things could bring about changes like a new job or a new home.  But I've seen it …

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Less is more — on the outside and the inside

"We are all inventors, each sailing on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson I really think less is more in both our exterior and interior lives. Less physical stuff in our homes provides space and perspective to see the …