How to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things

How to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things

There comes a time when you have to have a conversation with your kids about decluttering/donating their things. With my kids, it came when my son was around 8, and his bedroom floor was reduced to a one-layer high display of all of his put-it-together-yourself kits. Mini-trebuchets, papier-mache volcanos, replicas of pyramids and Lego fill-in-the-blank […]

Myth-Busting Minimalism: Radical Simplicity for Sentimental Folks

Myth-Busting Minimalism: Radical Simplicity for Sentimental Folks

When it comes to streamlining their life, my clients have expressed, “I’m too sentimental”. They want to simplify, but they get stuck trying to de-clutter their homes because they’re sentimentally attached to many of their belongings. To this, I respond, “You just need to be sentimentally smart!” Below, I offer 3 dilemmas and solutions to […]

Motivation + Decluttering: A Year of No Clutter

Motivation + Decluttering: A Year of No Clutter

I admit it, I’m a fan of reading memoirs about positive changes in people’s lives.  Whether it’s about weight loss, finding themselves again after a major life downfall, or decluttering, I love reading about their process and how they motivated themselves to move forward.  It’s usually never a linear progress, but more often one step […]