In an effort to prepare for two weeks with everyone at home and for the Christmas season, which tends to bring with it a lot more “stuff,” I am hosting a 7-Day Decluttering Challenge. It’s time to tackle one room or one category each day for the next seven days ... Possibilities? The laundry room,… Continue reading 7-Day Decluttering Challenge STARTS TODAY!
Maintaining the house … the yard … and their contents … has been a battle for me since … forever … over the years, “home” has been associated with “work” … Again and again, feelings of complete overwhelm would strike as I looked around to see a mess (or not even a mess … just… Continue reading The Importance of Why
I scrawled the words on the shower wall about a week ago now ... "Use What We Have" ... an idea that came to me for a future post ... more importantly though, the purple bathtub crayon words serve as a gentle reminder to be more resourceful and "get by" with what we have. I've… Continue reading Use What We Have
I have come to loathe hours and minutes and days that are spent on “stuff” (literally). Having spent the last week or so with just one carload of stuff for my family of five, my return to my “full” house rekindled old feelings of overwhelm and anxiousness. Much of my time over the weekend was… Continue reading Urge to Purge
I ran into an old acquaintance in the grocery store last week. She's back "home" for the summer and staying in her Hudson Bay house. It's been for sale for awhile, and when they thought it was sold last winter, they had completely emptied it out. When I asked if they had enough furniture and… Continue reading Less is Good
At the beginning of March, I reduced my wardrobe down to 33 items (plus a few lounging items) to be used for the next three months. I ran across the challenge on FB and immediately felt inspired. Any excuse to set a goal, especially one that shows the value of less, is always welcome for… Continue reading 33 Items for Three Months