A bonus post for the emotions of stuff 6 part series. Well, together we went through my emotional tidying adventure. It felt weird just kind of leaving it ending with sentimentals. My emotional tidying journey taught me about “me” and not so much about my stuff. Each category brought a little more of my … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: What I Learned About Me
This is part 6 in a six part series on decluttering. When I was 5, my Mom and I visited an old rummage shop in the next town. Actually it was a called a junk shop, which was not a bad term to use at the time, just descriptive. The man who owned the place … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: The Sentimental Things
This is part 5 in a six part series on decluttering Komono! When I first read about this category, I thought it was crazy. I had just gotten used to being told do this stuff, then go to this one next. Now I had to figure out what to do next on my own? … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: Komono, The Miscellaneous Category.
This is part four in a six part series on de-cluttering. Papers is the third category in Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, yet it can be the hardest. This is a really huge issue, so much so that it can send the most determined de-clutterer into a panic. I’ve heard from … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff: Papers
This is part one in a six part series on decluttering. I love Marie Kondo’s method of Tidying Up. It was the major reason I was able to finish decluttering my home and move on to a joy filled life. While her method is straightforward and gentle and gives you a step by step process … Continue reading The Emotions of Stuff
On the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, our growing time is pretty short. Plants go into the ground in May if the frosts have ended, and crops start dying down in September. My garden finished up last week, with the exception of some of the flowers. As I pulled up the spent plants and … Continue reading Harvest Time
We all have had those things that we've gotten and never used because we were keeping them for special days. They are beautiful, too beautiful to use all the time, we think, possibly because they were expensive or given to us by a loved one, and we don’t want to damage them. So, we … Continue reading Just For Good
I thought I’d tackle storage units today. On the outside, the premise for having a storage unit can seem very practical. For a monthly fee, and short term plan, this can seem like a great way to store your belongings while you travel, while you tidy, or just until you can get the time go … Continue reading Decluttering Stumbling Blocks: Storage Units
Oh... the photos! One of my "inherited treasures" from my sister was her collection of thousands (not kidding here) of photos. My sister traveled all over the US and at every State or National Park entrance. She would stop the car and take 4 photos. All were the same shot of my nephew, … Continue reading Decluttering Stumbling Blocks: Photos
I'm going back a couple of years here. When topics come up my facebook KonMari Tidying group that everyone seems to struggle with, I can't help but add my two cents worth. And since it's Spring, and I'm freshening up my home, the topic of purging the little things, seems timely. One of the hardest … Continue reading What to do with the small stuff (or how I learned that I had outgrown my great ideas).