Posts Tagged ‘purging’

What’s Holding Me Back? Clothes!

Monday, August 4th, 2014

I finally got around to working on an area of the basement that had been causing me a lot of stress and feelings of overwhelm – the back of the storage room.  It was a disaster… (more…)

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Small project – big change!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014


Linen closet - before

Linen closet – before

Before I decided to hire myself, I organized our linen closet.  With a lack of purpose and shelves that were falling down, the closet had been driving me crazy for months.

Things just ended up there because there wasn’t clear definition of what should go in the closet…it was storing sheets, some cleaning supplies, some of my workout gear, medicine, and beach and bath towels. (more…)

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When More is More

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I’m not a minimalist by nature, but I’ve tried to be in our small kitchen. Because of this, I decided not to replace our non-stick skillet when it got warped last year.  We are by no means fancy cooks, and I figured we could survive with a stainless-steel skillet.  This worked pretty well until I decided to make X-man scrambled eggs for breakfast on a regular basis (crazy – I never do this for the adults in the house).  A simple task except for one thing: the clean-up.  Not surprising that it was a total pain.  So much so that I would avoid cleaning the kitchen so I wouldn’t have to clean the pan. (more…)

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With or Without You…I’m Picking Without

Friday, March 15th, 2013

I have a confession.  I have an organizing task that has been weighing on me for years.  It is a digital organizational issue, which is easier for me to procrastinate about because it isn’t cluttering up my physical space.  But digital organization is always lurking on my computer waiting to pop up at any moment.

A little background… (more…)

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Getting Out the Door

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Moms often say to me, “It’s so hard to get out the door with my kids.”  Seven months into motherhood, and I’m experiencing this first hand.  As I’m trying to get out the door with X-man, I always find myself running around or digging through piles of stuff in the entryway trying to get everything together.  While X-man is a good baby, he only has so much patience for this.

As I looked at what was causing me stress in this area, I found two main sources: (more…)

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