Are you burned out on decluttering? Burnout is REAL! If you’ve been decluttering for a while, you might be afraid to stop (for fear that you won’t start again). Or you may think there’s no way you have the luxury of taking a break. Taking a break is NOT a luxury, my friend. And
Mindset & Emotions
Ever kept someone out of your home because you were embarrassed by the piles on the kitchen table? Or maybe your face turned bright red because the cable guy raised his eyebrows at you when he saw the cluttered “catch-all” room that he had to work in. I have a new way for you
How to start decluttering after a break OR how to keep your momentum for the long term. If you’ve ever had to take a break from decluttering or working on an organizing project, you may have had trouble finding motivation to get going again. Maybe you’re frustrated because your progress has slipped in the
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
How to get motivated has been a recurring theme in our community. If you’re struggling with motivation to work on your to-do list (as we ALL do at times), try these simple ideas to get unstuck. 10 Unusual Ways to Get Motivated When Stuck Get up and get moving. It doesn’t matter what you do.
It’s easy to let go of things you’re tired of or that are no longer useful. But how do you declutter something you still love? Is that a good idea? Is it even possible if you’re a sentimental person holding on to sentimental items? How to let go of something you still love –
For those of us with chronic clutter (aka, the living room was clean yesterday, so why does it look like a hurricane hit by the following night?!), it can be hard to identify where all that stuff is coming from! Trying to answer that question, I started watching my friend go about her day.
Do you have recycling or donation guilt? Do you feel like you “should” do something with your clutter (sell it, donate it, find just the right person who needs it)? I love making our things count AND passing them on when we’re done with them. But that’s not always practical. And it’s not always
The most obvious reason that decluttering is so darn hard is that we’re attached to our things. Click through to watch the video below, I explain how you can detach or become less attached to those things… and in so doing decide if you want to let them go. Remember, YOU get to decide
Did you know that email anxiety is a real thing? There are people who suffer from email phobia or extreme fear of emails. I understand this because, while email is incredibly useful, when managed improperly, it can have terrible side effects. Here are 7 reasons that your inbox might be causing email anxiety (I’ve
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!