12 favorite gifts to be used up. Give a little luxury but avoid clogging the recipient’s home with clutter.
Did you know the average American spends 2.5 days a year looking for lost items? I wrote a blog post today about what you gain by living with less. Time, energy, focus, and attention. Every time you say no to a potential activity or purchase, you leave the space open for something more valuable to fill it.
Have you taken a look at Google’s interactive tool Your Plan, Your Planet? It has some good tips on how to reduce your footprint. I learned that I’ve been storing basil incorrectly for my whole life. It lasts longest when kept out on the counter in water like a bouquet of flowers. Who knew? 🌿 🌎
Wondering how the Home Decluttered method differs from the Marie Kondo method? Find out in the new post on my blog. Link in the bio.
Key differences include a focus on sustainability and design, how I approach the concept of sparking joy and the decision making process and of course the controversial vertical file folding technique.
Happy Earth Day 🌍
Duplicates. Doing a quick sweep of your space with an eye for items that you have more than one of is a painless way to make some serious decluttering headway. Office supplies, kitchen drawers, and medicine cabinets are classic places where duplicates might be lurking. Two staplers? Two vegetable peelers? Multiple bottles of shampoo? Choose one. Choose one. Choose one.
Checking out some of the literature this week. Next up is Gretchen Rubin’s book. 📚
What do you do with spare foreign currency when you get back from a trip? Find out in my latest blog post up today. Going deep on decluttering.
My 15 favorite home goods that stand the test of time up on my blog today. Check ‘em out. Link in the bio.
Spring closet decluttering 🐣
I just got back from a trip to Japan and got so much inspiration on small space living and well designed organization products. My mind was blown by 8 floors of home goods at Loft in Tokyo as well as the giant Muji stores. Also these nifty sock drying racks!