Posts Tagged: decluttering

Magic of Tidying Up?

At long last I have read the Marie Kondo book so I can weigh in! It has been a publishing sensation, selling millions. As you would guess, it’s a short book about decluttering, organizing and storing your stuff. I have

Magic of Tidying Up?

At long last I have read the Marie Kondo book so I can weigh in! It has been a publishing sensation, selling millions. As you would guess, it’s a short book about decluttering, organizing and storing your stuff. I have

The Undecorated House

My house is not decorated and it never will be. No one has ever come to my house and said, “It’s beautiful” or “I love what you did with it.” Guests have never focused on a feature or a colour,

The Undecorated House

My house is not decorated and it never will be. No one has ever come to my house and said, “It’s beautiful” or “I love what you did with it.” Guests have never focused on a feature or a colour,

Home Inventory Revisited

Last year I did a complete home inventory. I wanted to estimate the value of my home contents and see of it was in line with what my insurance company would offer me in the event of a “total loss.”

Home Inventory Revisited

Last year I did a complete home inventory. I wanted to estimate the value of my home contents and see of it was in line with what my insurance company would offer me in the event of a “total loss.”

Everything I Own: Complete Home Inventory

I have spent the past 10 months conducting a thorough inventory of everything I own. I thought it would take 3 months of weekends – then 6 – and now I’ve gone from March to the end of December! In

Everything I Own: Complete Home Inventory

I have spent the past 10 months conducting a thorough inventory of everything I own. I thought it would take 3 months of weekends – then 6 – and now I’ve gone from March to the end of December! In

Everything I Own, Part 6: So Close!

Long-time readers know I’ve spent the past 6 months working on a complete home inventory.  I started in March and I still have about 2 weekends of work to finish it off, plus another weekend to format the results. There

Everything I Own, Part 6: So Close!

Long-time readers know I’ve spent the past 6 months working on a complete home inventory.  I started in March and I still have about 2 weekends of work to finish it off, plus another weekend to format the results. There

Everything I Own, Part 5: Stalled?

I have been taking an extra-long time to complete my home inventory because I “hit the wall,” so to speak. When Link let home almost 2 years ago, a lot of stuff was left behind. It is a combination of

Everything I Own, Part 5: Stalled?

I have been taking an extra-long time to complete my home inventory because I “hit the wall,” so to speak. When Link let home almost 2 years ago, a lot of stuff was left behind. It is a combination of

How Many Heirlooms?

Do you own a lot of heirlooms – things passed down through your family? Do you treasure them or do they weigh you down? I don’t own anything past my grandparents’ generation. On one side of the family, the only

How Many Heirlooms?

Do you own a lot of heirlooms – things passed down through your family? Do you treasure them or do they weigh you down? I don’t own anything past my grandparents’ generation. On one side of the family, the only

Book Review: Life at Home in the 21st Century

Imagine that a team of anthropologists made a study of your neighbourhood and immersed themselves in your daily life. What would they find? That’s just what happened to create the book Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families

Book Review: Life at Home in the 21st Century

Imagine that a team of anthropologists made a study of your neighbourhood and immersed themselves in your daily life. What would they find? That’s just what happened to create the book Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century: 32 Families

Everything I Own – Part 3: Questioning

My home inventory is in full swing. I’ve had a few revelations. Because I know it will be documented “for posterity,” I am reluctant to keep certain things. I can suddenly see how ridiculous it is to list 3 square,

Everything I Own – Part 3: Questioning

My home inventory is in full swing. I’ve had a few revelations. Because I know it will be documented “for posterity,” I am reluctant to keep certain things. I can suddenly see how ridiculous it is to list 3 square,

Massive Uncluttering Project

This week I discovered an amusing web site that hit the spot as I finished a big decluttering project at home. It’s called Unfuck Your Habitat and I highly recommend it for motivation! If there was anything that needed to

Massive Uncluttering Project

This week I discovered an amusing web site that hit the spot as I finished a big decluttering project at home. It’s called Unfuck Your Habitat and I highly recommend it for motivation! If there was anything that needed to