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How to Downsize and Get Rid of Clutter

Going from a sprawling suburban apartment (okay, it’s 820 square feet) to cramped (but charming) place in the city means we’ve had to downsize. In order for our new space to not look cluttered, we need less furniture and less stuff. So we got rid of about half of it. Here’s how we did it: 1. I made strict guidelines and went through my closet at warp speed. Items that were in style and in good shape, I sold at a consignment store. 2. My boyfriend (N) and I sat in our living room one day and made a list of all the furniture that is not coming with us. Is it structurally sound? All furniture that isn’t coming is going on Craigslist, to Goodwill, or in the trash. 3.

The desk drawer was full of stuff but and had not been opened in a year. We had to be ruthless. 4. Does anyone else have an absurd amount of tupperware? No duplicates of anything. 5. N announced recently that our DVD player isn’t coming with us. 6. Is it super super old? 7. Miss minimalist. The Inspired Room - Voted Readers' Favorite Top Decorating Blog Better Homes and Gardens, Decorating Ideas, How to Organize, How to Decorate, DIY Decorating, DIY Decor, Home Blog.

Stepping Out of Squalor. Don't Just Declutter, De-own. 50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making. As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products.

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making

We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations.

Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods?

How to Organize and Print Years Worth of Photos. 10 Steps for Saying Goodbye to Sentimental Objects. Operation organization: 7 Habits of Highly Organized People. I would not say I was born naturally organized.

operation organization: 7 Habits of Highly Organized People

I've more often identified myself as a more right-brained creative type. However, I've always enjoyed the pursuits and observed the positive effects of organization since childhood. List of Things to Dispose Of. Cleaning out clutter can be a tough task, especially if you have been letting it build up for a while.

List of Things to Dispose Of

How to Clean a Messy Room without Being Overwhelmed. Declutter Your Home with Boxes for Unidentified Found Objects (UFOs) 8a: DeCLUTTER. Living in the Land of Enough. May Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month. Here's the May 2014 declutter calendar with a daily 15 minute decluttering and organizing mission for each day of the month.

May Declutter Calendar: 15 Minute Daily Missions For Month

Remember, here are the ground rules: 1. How to Get Rid of Clutter. In response to my raging spring fever, and in anticipation of our impending move in two months, I just finished a whirlwind cleaning of our apartment.

How to Get Rid of Clutter

People say I clean when I’m stressed. Declutter in Your Life and Embrace Minimalism This Weekend. 5 Strategies for Decluttering a Small Space. It is a lot harder to keep an apartment or small house organized and tidy — but it is critical that you do so.

5 Strategies for Decluttering a Small Space

It only takes one pile of papers and one box to overwhelm a smaller space. What to do? We asked organizing and de-cluttering guru Nicole Anzia of Neatnik in Washington DC what her top five strategies are for harnessing chaos in smaller homes and apartments. Here's what she said… The Top Five Strategies for Decluttering a Small Space: Embrace Storage Containers: People often think, "My apartment or home is so small, I can't fit a filing cabinet, bookshelves or a desk," but if you don't buy the appropriate storage products, things pile up quickly in a small space.

Furniture As Storage: Is there an ottoman you could also use to store blankets? Think Vertical: In small homes it is very important to maximize all of the space. Get Rid of Things: Chances are you don't need most of the papers that you're keeping — shred them. (Image: Small Cool 2010: Whitney's Well-Organized Home) Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness.

Incredible Clutter Transformations. In the beginning of January, Leo Babauta and I challenged you to dump 50% of your stuff.

Incredible Clutter Transformations

More than 2000 people signed up for the Clutterfat Challenge and made a commitment to clear the clutter. Here are 2 remarkable stories of real people donating, selling and trading in their clutter for a better life. Stevie Allen I recently participated in The Clutterfat Challenge, where I agreed to go through all of my “stuff” over a 30 day period and attempt to get rid of what wasn’t needed or wanted anymore.

The goal was to dump 50% of my stuff. Pride goeth before the fall. I began this journey according to the directions, downloaded the three page worksheet, and walking into the bathroom to begin counting every object in there. » Finding yourself in spareness. We often create an identity for ourselves using things.

» Finding yourself in spareness

We have logos or slogans or cute catchphrases on our clothing, and it shows people who we are. We have tattoos or piercings, baseball caps, accessories, smartphones, designer bags, Manolo Blahnik shoes … and these express to others who we are. How to Declutter Your Home - Tips to Declutter Your Home. Zero Waste Home. Simplify your life. Substance over stuff. The Minimalists. Living with less, but only the best. Miss minimalist. Archives.