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Of course housecleaning is no one’s idea of a fun time. (Frankly, very little about home maintenance seems fun to me — especially gardening. I do not understand gardening. Sitting in the hot sun, digging holes, pulling weeds, sweaty, dirty, killing your back and knees — where’s the attraction in that?? Sorry — I digress!)…

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Sometimes when you’re not paying close enough attention, life can creep in on you from all sides. You bring home some junk from your mom’s house, you forget to open the mail for a week, you agree to a few extracurricular projects at work — then before you know it, you’re knee-deep in clutter, behind…

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Some folks treat decluttering like the organizational equivalent of having a root canal, behaving as if the sheer act of making decisions about their stuff is causing them physical pain — but clearing the decks ain’t that hard! Anyone can do it — with a little patience, a little stamina, a WHOLE lot of coffee,…

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Every so often while cleaning out, you’re bound to come across an item that’s just too good to toss in the “donate” box or chuck onto your lawn at the next yard sale — something of real value, for which a buyer would pay top dollar. You might trip over a rare book you have…

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It’s much easier to let go of stuff that serves no purpose in your life (especially when said “stuff” originally cost you a lot of dough) if you can recoup some of that lost investment. Let’s face it — finding a way to sell valuable-yet-purposeless clutter feels less like wasted money than simply giving it…

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We’ve all heard that disorganization is “bad” — but do you actually know why? It’s because of the negative impact chaos and clutter have on your quality of life. Have you ever calculated the price of disorganization? You might be surprised at some of the unexpected drawbacks associated with too much stuff, too much stress,…

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When folks find out that I’m a full-timer, they always ask what I’ve done with the “rest” of my stuff (meaning anything I didn’t take on the road). My response? I don’t have any other stuff! I made a conscious decision to find new homes for anything that wouldn’t fit into my Airstream — and…

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Having a proper records retention schedule can keep office and storage space organized and free from clutter. But how often should you clear the decks? Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? No need — once a year is plenty. Fortunately, you’re given the perfect annual opportunity to purge business/household paperwork and start fresh with a new filing system…

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Let’s face it — even as RVers and nomads, we love our stuff! From birth, we’re taught to be a society of consumers, but that urge to acquire runs directly counter to our innate sense of wanderlust. The more weighed down you are, the harder travel becomes — so let’s have a talk about clearing…

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The first step before organizing any space is a wholesale clearing of the decks — trimming your stuff down to only the essentials, so you’re not wasting valuable storage on clutter. And lucky you, I’ve got a few tips for doing just that. Beautiful, Useful, Or Loved Understand right from the start that these three…

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