Category Archives: Time Management

Two Small Words to Prevent Clutter in Your Life

What is your biggest source of clutter frustration? Is it the physical stuff in your home or commitments and to-do’s? Either way, you can use these two small words to prevent the clutter in the first place- “Hell, yeah!”
Two Small Words to Prevent Clutter

I just read this post by Lily Herman. In it, she references writer and entrepreneur Derek Shivers’ piece about his “hell yeah!” philosophy for people who spread themselves too thin.

In a nutshell, if you are feeling anything less than “Hell, yeah!” about something, then say no. This philosophy also works well to prevent clutter by limiting impulse purchases or even hand-me-down “scores” from family. If you aren’t feeling “Hell, yeah!” about it, you can live without it.

This philosophy will help you say no to things that make you feel “meh”. It helps make room for the stuff and commitments you feel good about and get you fired up. Who doesn’t want more of that?

For years, I’ve been doing an informal gut check along the lines of “Do I love it?” and “Does it light me up?” for many years which has similar results but I think I’m going to officially switch over to Derek’s “Hell, yeah!” philosophy. What about you?

Ciao for now!
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31 Days of Real Life Organizing

Last week I posted about whether or not your organizing measures up to what you see & read in magazines, blogs and on Pinterest. I feel strongly that you deserve to have a home that is organized, warm and welcoming for yourself and others who live and visit there. In addition, I am just as convinced that you can have that without putting the rest of your life on hold. There are lots of simple ways to start making progress towards that goal. I’m sharing what I’ve learned on my journey as a professional organizer and in organizing my own home.

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I just learned about TheNester’s 31 Days Annual Writing Challenge and I thought it would be a good way to push myself to write more on the topic. I realize I’m a day late but I figured it’s better to get started late than not to do it at all, right? {a bit of foreshadowing into my second post…}

So for the next 31 days {well, 30, since I’ll post two today}, I’m going to share insights, projects, tips and tools on Real Life Organizing.

You can follow my blog in your RSS feed or follow the 31 Days of Real Life Organizing on Pinterest or you can even pin this post so you can refer back to it throughout or at the end of the 31 days.

Once it’s published, I’ll link up each day’s post in the list below:

  1. How to Get Started Organizing at Home
  2. Perfectly Organized
  3. Oops! 9 Most Common Home Organizing Mistakes
  4. Get Organized. Get Inspired.
  5. How Long Will It Take to Get Organized
  6. RA-RA For Organizing Paper!
  7. The Four Step Foundation for Real Life Organizing & Free Printable
  8. Redefining The Inbox
  9. Are You a Perfectionator?
  10. Get Organized in 15 Minutes or Less?
  11. My Top 10 List of Organizing Myths
  12. Get Organized. Get Inspired. {Useful & Beautiful}
  13. 11 Reasons Your Home Organizing Projects Fail
  14. Create Clutter-Free Holiday Decor: Halloween Edition
  15. How To Organize Product Manuals & Warranty Information
  16. What Organizing Isn’t
  17. How Long To Organize a Room?
  18. 10 Steps To Organize Any Room
  19. 10 Steps To Organize Any Room- Part I
  20. 10 Steps To Organize Any Room- Part II
  21. My Favorite Containers- The Basics
  22. Organizing Rules For Results
  23. 3 Reasons To Think Outside The Box {Or Bin or Container}
  24. Get Organized. Get Inspired.
  25. Take Action On Your Paper Piles
  26. Loathing Laundry?  4 Reasons We Love to Hate Laundry
  27. Organizing Quickie in the Closet
  28. Baby Steps for Tackling Paper Clutter
  29. How Do I Get My Spouse Organized?
  30. Organizing Solution for Kids Activities and Gear
  31. Simplify For The Holidays

Ciao for now!