Marie Kondo – perfection or nothing?

Recently, Marie Kondo, queen of decluttering stated that her house is “a little bit messy,” and so many people are freaking out about it. This is an awful reaction. MK’s priorities have shifted to her three children. And her statement was that her house isn’t “perfectly” tidy any more. Good. For. Her! To all the…

Minimizing is a Process

There is a process to learning the skills of minimizing. It’s creating new habits and we all know, habits take time to make routine. I’ve been minimizing for about five years now. I thought I made fantastic progress on my first 30-day challenge, and I did. I reduced my items by what I was ready…

But I Might Need It!

Ah, the just-in-case items. The items we keep because one day we might need them! Here’s the truth. We don’t and won’t need them, at least not all of them, not most of them! And here’s a secret, chances are highly probable that if we do need it, we won’t remember we have it, and…

“Just one more shelf…”

I walked past a couple in a store recently and I overheard the woman telling the man, “If I just had one more shelf, I know I could organize everything.” Just. One. More. Shelf. I’m telling you right now, one more shelf will not help them organize anything. Another shelf just gets filled and then…

An abundance of decor

Happy New Year! It’s a time for renewal. But that’s a post for another day…. Today, I wanted to discuss Christmas decor and the abundance of it! Around now, or soon, or in a few weeks for some, it’ll be time to put away the Christmas decorations. Everything will get stored back into containers of…

I disagree with the term “Zero-Waste.”

Let me be clear – that title does NOT say I disagree with the zero-waste movement. Quite the contrary. It says I disagree with the term “zero-waste.” Why? Because it is near impossible to achieve without being an extremeist. And extremism is not what I promote. It doesn’t work for me. It may not work…

In Just 5 Minutes

I know the house is getting too cluttered when I feel stressed looking around our living areas. It’s like a little panic catches in my throat. And it’s always those areas that generally collect clutter — end tables by the sofa, the bench by the front door. You know those spots, they’re in your house…

How I Live with Intention

I am passionate about living with intention and putting it to practice in my own life. However, I’m not extreme and certainly not perfect. Living with intention looks different for each person striving for it. Here are some examples of how I live intentionally: Please know that these are all things I strive for. I…

I’ve Gone This Long…

I can be and have been impulsive with purchases at times. Can I assume you relate to that statement? One question I ask myself now is, “I’ve gone this long in my life without [insert item], do I really need it now?” This simple question has had a significant impact on my impulse spending. This…

You Time

Over the last several months it’s become clear to me how much I value time. And more so, be able to choose what I do with my time. Simplifying life gives me the option to have more choice time. I’m a creative person. Lately my “thing” is outdoor decoupage art, mostly on rocks. I have…