Hoarding and Collecting: What’s the Difference?

I’m putting my foot down. From here on out, I will no longer collect anything. I used to be a collector, not of valuable paintings or artwork, just . . . things. When I was in college, I started collecting coffee mugs. As a University of Nebraska student, I just had to have a mug…

Believe Me. You Really Don’t Need These Kitchen Gadgets

Decluttering the kitchen is one of the most satisfying tasks you can ever accomplish. It’s been tough for me, but the more I do it, the easier it is to discard the kitchen gadgets I once thought I needed to be a better cook and to keep from going out to eat all the time….

Let Go of That Sentimental Item Without Feeling Guilty About It

As a lifelong book lover, it’s been hard downsizing my library. I can’t have all that book weight slowing down my future RV and taking up valuable space. After many months, I’m proud to say that I’m now down to about a dozen books. One book that I’ve held on to for a while is…

A no-fail Home Decluttering Timeline to get ready for RV living

Deciding to make a life change is a major milestone. For me, that means getting out of my sticks-and-bricks apartment and transitioning to full-time RV living. For you, there might not be an RV in your future, but maybe you want to simplify your life and live with less. Intent is important, but you also…

4 easy ways to survive the 30-Day Minimalism Game

Yes, I’m still doing the 30-Day Minimalism Game . . . mostly. I forgot to purge 18 items on Tuesday, so I have to catch up somehow. Yesterday was Day 19, and here are the items on their way out the door: Why did I deviate from my goal on Tuesday? . . . Well,…