This article originally appeared in the New York Times in May 2023. The four-bedroom house that Ray and Beth Nygren had lived in for 20 years in Auburn, Wash., measured about 2,400 square feet. The two bedroom apartment that awaited them in a nearby independent- and assisted-living complex was less than half that size. [...]
Whether it’s a TV show, a blurb in a magazine or newspaper, or your adult children uttering the words “MOM! Just get rid of it!”, the idea of decluttering and reducing the things we own has caught fire. Everywhere you turn there’s a tip, a hack or a new special container that promises to “create space” and keep you organized.
What is techno trash anyway? According to Washington & Lee University, Techno Trash is a name for all of the common electronic equipment and peripherals that are endemic to the 'digital age'. There are a lot of valuable (and sometimes toxic) materials in techno trash so it is important to reuse and recycle these [...]
Everyone has one, it’s usually in the kitchen, and if your junk drawer is like some of our clients’, it’s a little beastie! Cleaning out, decluttering, and organizing the junk drawer is actually a harder project than people initially realize. Why?
Reducing the amount of junk mail coming into your home is a great place to begin downsizing and eliminating stuff. One of the most beloved forms of junk mail are catalogs and chances are you have a catalog in your home from major retailers like Crate and Barrel, Talbots, Restoration Hardware, The Container Store, [...]
Published On: January 25, 2021|3.5 min read|
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