Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Difference Between a Collector and a Hoarder

Photo from Charlotte Lee / Associated Press An article I read recently reminded me how people get emotionally attached to their stuff.  Something that looks like clutter to you might be someone else’s beloved collection.  What separates collectors from hoarders … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo

November is National Novel Writing Month.  I’ve always believed that I had a novel (or two) in me.  I’ve written ideas and notes, but I’ve never moved forward with it. In the spirit of “Finish What You Start,” which I … Continue reading

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Let Go of Perfection – Avoid Depression

According to research conducted recently by the University of Washington, women who buy into the “supermom” myth could have a greater risk for depression.  The women were asked about their views on work-life balance when they were younger, before they … Continue reading

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clutter and happiness

I recently read Gretchen Rubin’s  The Happiness Project  and, although it’s not a book about organizing, her writing about happiness refers to a number of organizing principles. I just discovered that she has a blog, too, and one of her posts expresses … Continue reading

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Decision Fatigue

Every day you’re asked to make decisions.  You need to decide what to eat, what to wear, what to do with your time and how to spend your money, among other choices.  In The Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let … Continue reading

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Living Large on Less

Last week I read the story of Joseph Fonseca, a writer who took an unusual path after graduating college.  Instead of looking for a conventional job, he decided to travel around the country and let his adventures inspire his writing.  … Continue reading

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workbook now available

The Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let Go is doing even better than I hoped. The message is getting out to people and I’ve been overwhelmed by the response. I even had someone ask if she could buy the book … Continue reading

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