A Successful Day

Today was what I consider a successful day. I managed to purge my home of several unneeded items, sending them all to new homes where they will be loved and appreciated. The first item was a old dehumidifier. (I live in the South, where dehumidifiers are revered and cherished.) It still works, but we replaced…

Unofficial National Declutter Day

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the official holiday of decluttering! I performed my patriotic duty by spending about an hour clearing and cleaning out some space in our third bedroom. I have decided that I would like to have a space in the house for meditation, studying, indoor ritual work, and so forth. A space that…

Spring Cleaning

The weather here has been dull and gray all weekend. It doesn’t really make me want to fling open the windows and spring clean. However, it’s not nice enough to go outside and work, so I really have no excuse to not get started if I am going to stay inside. I decided earlier in…

Spring

Spring is a time for new beginnings, for clearing out the old and bringing in the new. As a society, we know that “spring cleaning” involves opening the windows, dusting away the cobwebs, and making multiple trips to our favorite donation drop off. But spring cleaning also involves removing ideas, habits, and outmoded lifestyle concepts.…

Uncluttered: Kitchen Edition

A couple of weeks ago, my family completed the kitchen module of Joshua Becker’s online Uncluttered course. When we did our initial survey of the level of clutter in our home at the beginning of the course, we were startled to find that the kitchen ranked as one of the most cluttered rooms in the…