• How to declutter your home today

    What are you saving that last teaspoon for? It’s not enough to make the recipe. Get your fridge space back by using up and tossing/recycling the containers. Who knows you might be able to combine a few to make your own signature sauce!

  • How to declutter your home today

    Hanging on my wall is a piece of metal art. It has a bunch of swirls and curves all bent into a square. Because you can see the wall through it I tape a piece of scrapbook paper behind it to give it a new look. In the springtime I use a floral paper and over the winter holidays I use a burgundy or gold color. I love being able to switch it up and create a new look. But a very sad thing happened, it fell off the wall and one small metal swirl cracked off. I tucked the piece in my jewelry box and had every intention of gluing it back on. That was twelve years ago! There was always a reason why I didn’t do it, mostly because the glue was expensive and I only needed a drop. Recently I decided that if I’ve lived with it this long- and honestly I don’t even notice it anymore- I can forget about fixing it. What do you have hanging around that you’ve been meaning to fix? Today is the day to fix it or forget it!

  • How to declutter your home today

    The rusty one that would be dangerous to drink from. The one you can’t clean properly. The one you think you’ll use but never do. The one that is cracked or chipped or otherwise unusable. The one that you received as a gift but you don’t drink tea. The one you picked up as a souvenir but you don’t even remember where. The one you’ve been saving for when you host a tea party and now it is protected by a thick layer of dust. Today’s toss is a teapot!

  • How to declutter your home today

    Today is the day we let go of a rusty, gross bottle opener. The one in the junk drawer that can’t be cleaned. Yes, it is finally time to say good-bye.

  • How to declutter your home today

    How many emails do you have in your inbox? One hundred? More? One thousand? More? Ten thousand? My personal inbox has close to seven thousand emails. I always think I’ll sort them out one day – it hasn’t happened yet – but it might! In the meantime today let’s delete one – or a block of them. Bonus if you unsubscribe first, that prevents unwanted ones from returning. If you use Gmail try clicking the tiny down arrow that shows details – many times there is an unsubscribe option right there. That way you won’t have to scroll to the end of the email. You’ll find the arrow right next to the name of the person that sent you the email. And use the search feature to search for all of a same email so you can select and delete them all with one click. For example, search by store name, or person, or a particular email address. You could even search by year, like 2010, to see all the emails from that year.

  • How to declutter your home today

    Today is the day we dive into that filing cabinet filled with papers you never use. Choose one folder and sort through it. Hopefully you’ll find you can toss/shred/recycle most or all of it. Reclaim your filing cabinet one folder at a time!

  • How to declutter your home today

    Before your phone displays the message that you are running low on storage space delete an app you don’t use. Uninstalling them saves storage space so you’ll be able to save hundreds more photos.

  • How to declutter your home today

    The Yellow Pages, otherwise known as a makeshift doorstop. It’s time to let them go.

  • How to declutter your home today

    Today is the day when you finally recycle all those extra take out menues. Why hold onto two or three of the same menu? All you really need is one. And here’s a hint to prevent future take out menu clutter, remind yourself you don’t need to bring home a new menu every single time you get food to go.

  • How to declutter your home today

    Today’s toss of the day involves the bottle of laundry detergent that you don’t like for one of many reasons, like it’s irritating or doesn’t clean well enough for you. Check with local animal shelters as the volunteers are always doing laundry, they might appreciate your spare bottle.