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Have You Reached Peak Stuff?

How do you know when you’ve reached peak stuff? I spend a lot of time helping people clear clutter. Which leads me to wonder, why do we over-consume in the first place? This can be food or stuff or both. Weight Watcher’s found such a high correlation between excess weight and excess stuff that they […]

Tips to Help Clear Practical Clutter

Clutter-clearing Tips for Practical Types The book The New Minimalism by Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici, identifies four clutter archetypes. I previously shared some clutter clearing tips for the sentimental types. So now it is time for the tips to help clear practical clutter. I am practical. And I am also a lover […]

Tips to Help Clear Sentimental Clutter

When it comes to clutter, it is often most difficult to clear sentimental clutter. If you find the task of clearing sentimental clutter difficult, then read on.  I read quite a few books while I had access to the USA library system this summer (the English system is still in the dark ages I’m afraid). […]

On the Battle Against Single-use Plastics

What is so wrong with single-use plastics? Here are my thoughts and ways I try to avoid them.  My daughter who has eczema and skin sensitivities convinced me to buy the Face Halo makeup remover pads instead of disposable cotton pads and makeup remover liquid in a plastic bottle. The pad looks quite unassuming, but […]

Clutter: Can a Maximalist turn Minimalist?

“The first step in crafting a life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.”– Joshua Becker   I’ve always liked having things, but after reading the shocking statistic that the average American home has 300,000 objects, I thought, “That is ridiculous!” Is it all just clutter? Clearly, having 300,000 objects is too […]