Women in particular need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health,...
Series: The Emotions Behind Clutter Part I
Sometimes the reason we hold onto things, or allow the house or office to get really messy, has to do with stress. Our emotions get the better of us and we can’t seem to get started. At a point like that, advice is not what is needed. Support is needed. I’ve been there. Dishes in the sink and dirty laundry tossed near the hamper, but not in it. I was giving up because of how I was...
There have been times when I have had to discard oodles of old makeup and styling products that I don’t use anymore. What are your best strategies for decluttering your bathroom?
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Sometimes 15 minutes is all you've got
If you’ve only got 15 minutes, you can still get a lot of quick cleaning done. Set a kitchen timer and go. The first step is to choose one room. First, focus on getting things off the floor and put them where they belong: the hamper, the dishwasher, the trash, etc. Once the floor is clear, you probably still have 8 minutes. Start by clearing tables and other surfaces of junk. If I...
You can stop junk mail before it starts:https://www.catalogchoice.org Don’t bring it into your house and dump it on a table: recycle it or toss it. Try not to hold onto things that don’t serve a purpose and just take up valuable space.
Because as long as we focus on the romance of the supplies, we don’t have to...– The Weight of a Good Notebook « The Bygone Bureau (via 43folders)
one thing a day
chelseabee: every single day for about five weeks, I’ve been getting rid of one thing a day (but usually more like three). It could be a shirt, a kitchen utencil, a photo frame, or a deck of cards. It is the most satisfying thing in the world.
A Simple Guide for a Mindful Digital Life | zen... →
simplifyyourlife: Delete your old social networking profiles. Set yourself free to discover new digital societies. Toss out your old work that’s still online. If you’ve created things on the web that no longer tell the story of who you are or want to be, delete them. Don’t mourn the loss of your creations; celebrate the transition to a new era. Stop visiting news sites and feeding on the latest...
It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly...– Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Just One Thing
by simple tess, on Flickr Maybe today you looked around your house and didn’t like that 5 loads of laundry are on the floor, all of your dishes are in the sink and a month’s worth of mail is on the counter. Take a deep breath and just do one thing today. One Thing: The Dishes Fill up your kitchen sink with hot soapy water. Let your dishes soak while you have a cup of coffee. ...