Category Archives: Decluttering

A Bored Game

I know it sounds impossible, with all the cries of how busy everyone is and all the Facebook posts of how overwhelmed by life they are, but sometimes I hear someone say they are bored. I get it. It’s not … Continue reading

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“What Do We Do with That?” by Donna Clark Goodrich

“What Do We Do With That?” I have a friend who is a hoarder. Her bed is covered to the point she barely has room to crawl in at night. She told me recently that she has been throwing away … Continue reading

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Big Little Things

A couple of weeks ago I completed a challenge to toss 2,014 items I no longer find useful, helpful, or lovely. Even though the goal was to finish this task in the year 2014, (I know, I know…) I still … Continue reading

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Tapes…by Carol Boley

I heard my grandfather’s voice for the first time in 30 years.  It sounded just as I remembered it. My eyes misted and I smiled as I heard his gentle Southern drawl right in the middle of a story I … Continue reading

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Pigeon Spikes…by Linda Carlblom

I sometimes think I need to install pigeon spikes on every level surface in my house. You know those metal spiky things people mount on their roofs to keep the pigeons from landing? I need them on every counter top, … Continue reading

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The Garage of Doom . . . by Andrea R. Huelsenbeck

  Please don’t judge me. I am about to share a source of great embarrassment for myself and my family. In August of 1988, my husband and I and our then four children moved from New Jersey to Arizona. The … Continue reading

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