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Oct 17

Finding it Tough to Declutter? The "Ex-Test" Will Give You 20/20 Clarity

As you probably already know from experience, decluttering, as freeing as it can feel when you’re all done, can be a challenging process. It’s hard to get rid of your things! What if you need it some day? What if it has some sentimental value but you never use it? How do you get rid of gifts from other people without feeling guilty?

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19
Sep 17

You're Not The Only One Thinking It: Hilariously Relatable Tweets About Minimalism

Paring down and living a more minimalist life sounds amazing in theory, but when you’re a “stuff” person—someone who owns a lot of things and tends to form emotional attachments to them—it can be a serious challenge to downsize. Even getting rid of stuff you never use and really don’t need to keep can be a struggle—sometimes you have an attachment because it was a gift or has sentimental meaning, or sometimes you just have guilt because it’s something you spent money on and you feel wasteful not holding on to it. In any case, letting go is difficult, even when you actively want to pare down.

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12
Sep 17

An Uncluttered Home Begins With This Simple System — September Sweep

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It’s Monday! We’re into week two of our decluttering program and the assignment I have for you today is a doozie—attacking a problem area that I know everyone can relate to. I have good news and even better news: The good news is we’re in this together. And the even better news is that you might have already gotten a jump start on this task from Friday’s mission to declutter the entryway.

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07
Sep 17

5 Ruthless Questions to Ask Yourself When Decluttering — September Sweep

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The very hardest part of clearing things out of your home isn’t the actual brawn of walking them out the door. Nope, there’s another muscle that needs exercising to prepare for this fight: Your brain. The tough part of decluttering is truly the mental aspect of deciding what should stay, and ultimately, how to get over the hurdle of liberating those once-worthy objects from our ownership. You have to be merciless.

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23
Aug 17

Pare Down Guiltlessly with "The Home Decluttering Diet"

In need of some major decluttering (or perhaps an entire home organization makeover)? Whether you live in a tiny studio apartment or a huge house, paring down and finding a space for everything can be an overwhelming task, especially if you’re a person who forms attachments to your things.

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