Most everyone has that one thing they really dread organizing. It’s that one project that somehow magically moves to the bottom of the to do list. For many, it’s clothes. What do I keep? What do I toss? How do I store what I keep? How do I decide what[…]
I’m fairly good at tossing stuff- it is my day job after all- with one fairly gigantic exception. Letters. I can’t throw out letters. Remember when people used to write to each other? Like with a pen and paper?One of the accidental gifts of life on lockdown has been to[…]
Perhaps today you’re not interested in tackling your linen closet. Maybe you’re not even up for putting on pants. It’s okay. I haven’t worn a piece of clothing with a zipper or button for 6 weeks.It’s a lucky problem to have, but many of us have got a serious case[…]
One of the most common organizing challenges is deciding when it’s time to part with clothes. I’m an organizer and I find it agonizing. We’re all attached to things- you, me, even joy sparking Marie Kondo- and that’s okay. Judging yourself only compounds the problem.There are lots of perfectly understandable[…]
There’s been a meme circulating in the last couple weeks about how Shakespeare wrote King Lear under quarantine. It’s unclear if it’s apocryphal or true, but whatever the case, the message is clear: Even under dire circumstances, great things can be accomplished. Or to put it even more strongly, there’s[…]
Interesting piece from the Wall Street Journal about the power struggle that can lie beneath getting organized.
Some very wise tips from Apartment Therapy about how to live a less cluttered life.
A very moving piece in the Times about turning life’s messes into something of beauty. The lessons here extend far beyond just hoarding.
A thought provoking op-ed by David Brooks of the New York Times. Says Brooks, “One of the troublesome things about today’s simplicity movements is that they are often just alternate forms of consumption.”
Interesting piece in The Guardian about our obsession with stuff.