Have you stopped to wonder if maybe you have a clutter problem in your home? If you’re reading this, the answer is probably a big yes. But in case you needed a little more confirmation, here are 8 definitive signs you need to declutter. 1. You can’t find the counter or floor. Do you
Is decluttering wasteful if you’re living on a budget? What if you’re living on a low income and can’t afford to buy something again if you realize you need it later? If you’ve ever wondered how to make decluttering decisions when in a similar situation, this post can help! I received this question from a
Have you ever been in the midst of decluttering your home and caught yourself saying, “I really should …” As in “I should (read that book / play that game / use those art supplies).” If you’re like me, you’re probably not being completely honest with yourself. In fact, this sort of commentary will
Do you have a room in your home that is simply unusable, due to neglect and/or procrastination? Wouldn’t it be great to declutter and organize that room in order to create an inspiring space that is calm and inviting? One of our community members did just that with this cluttered catch-all makeover. The Story
“You cannot organize your way out of clutter.” – Sarah Mueller It’s true that you might free up a tiny bit of space and sanity by organizing a lot of stuff (aka clutter). However, you probably won’t see great results if you’re not tackling the decluttering part of this particular equation first. But is
I recently spent a morning with a dear friend, helping her with decluttering and organizing the kitchen. This was such a treat for me since she has a gorgeous kitchen with oodles of storage space! In about 90 minutes, we decluttered, tidied and organized a bunch of cupboards. Here’s how to help someone else
I can’t count the number of days that I’ve made a to-do list to get X, Y and Z accomplished only to find myself frustrated at the end of the day because I barely made it through X. Or worse yet, none of them. I have been thinking a lot about boundaries lately. If
Do you think of your decluttering work as a battle? You versus the world – or so it feels. The war against clutter can often seem neverending, overwhelming, and frustrating. Does it have to be that way? Is it you against your family who wants to save everything? Or you against your impulses to
For this week’s clutter hotspot, I decided to tackle my kitchen counters. Counters obviously are a hard-working area that collect clutter constantly. Since the kitchen is the heart of our home, it makes sense for me to have a strategy in place to clear off the clutter. Before decluttering and cleanup. Here’s what my
When I ask people what the biggest problem clutter causes for them, often the answer is stress. Clutter can cause some serious stress! When a place in my home is cluttered, I find it difficult to do anything productive. It’s like the clutter prevents me from thinking clearly. So over time, I’ve developed a
Welcome. I’m Sarah!
I’m the creator of Decluttering School (formerly known as Early Bird Mom), lover of organized spaces, encourager to women and mom to four boys. Click here to read more!