Even more benefits to decluttering

Last week I wrote about the many, many benefits of decluttering. Well, those benefits continue to wash ashore, and I just can’t help but share them. A special thanks to my amazing, fabulous sister for reminding me that I wanted to write about this. (Seriously, having a Life Coach for a sister is probably theContinue reading “Even more benefits to decluttering”

The many, many benefits of decluttering

I can’t believe that there is still anything here to declutter. But believe it or not, I keep finding things. After one full week of ruthless decluttering, I am still finding the occasional odd or end that no longer has a home at my address. This has been, without a doubt, one of the strangestContinue reading “The many, many benefits of decluttering”

Self-love is not a feeling

I have thoughts, today, friends. I suspected, back when I started my Buy No Clothes in 2021 Challenge, that I would happen upon a few important lessons. I established the rules of my Challenge in the hopes of gleaning as much benefit as I could: 1. I would learn how to stop wanting what IContinue reading “Self-love is not a feeling”

Making Space

Well, I did it again. Instead of working on my carefully calibrated agent querying goals for the novels, I spent the day decluttering. Again. This time I wasn’t in the gross basement. This time it was in the apartment. Remember, I used to have a serious moth problem in the apartment, a problem which aroseContinue reading “Making Space”

Contentment: The Basement Edition

I have just spent the last 48 hours locked in my basement. Okay, maybe not the last 48 hours straight, and maybe I wasn’t technically locked in the basement, but boy oh boy, it felt like it. First, let me tell you about the building where I live, for a bit of context. Do youContinue reading “Contentment: The Basement Edition”

Joy is Not Black or White

Quick! Before you do your summer closet declutter! Let me just get a word in edgewise. I know that summer is the perfect time to do that big big big closet overhaul. But before you do, I want plant an idea or two in your thoughts for consideration. This article will contain lots of linksContinue reading “Joy is Not Black or White”

A Clean House

To come round out my unfitness as a wife and mother is another wholly socially unacceptable gem of a character trait: I am a terrible terrible terrible terrible housekeeper. Don’t get me wrong. I love a clean house. I love a sparkly floor or a clean shower-thing-you-put-the-soap-on. I don’t just passively dislike housekeeping. I activelyContinue reading “A Clean House”

Contentment, aka “stuff”

On Monday of the first week of Ideal Life Exercises, I think about Contentment. When I started this series about the Ideal Life Exercises, I was on week two…it just worked out that way. I will publish separately the printables which accompanied the different weeks when we first started talking about the Ideal Life Exercises,Continue reading “Contentment, aka “stuff””

Mise en Place Cliff’s Notes

Before we continue our ode to Mise en Place this week, which we will be doing with intervention from my sister again on one of her favorite topics, that of pretty undergarments, and one of my favorite topics, wardrobe theory, I want to take a moment to give a quick overview of what we haveContinue reading “Mise en Place Cliff’s Notes”

Life Transitions

Mise en Place, the first step in the magical process by which we start to love what is in our closet, is made immensely easier when the clothes in our closet are suitable to our lifestyle, the season of life we are currently in and fit the body we currently have, not the one weContinue reading “Life Transitions”