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DISCOVER: 49 Ways to Sell Your Old Stuff for the Most Money


In the article 49 ways to sell your old stuff for the most money, author Charis Brown writes: “There’s no doubt about it, Americans have too much stuff. Several years ago the Wall Street Journal reported that Americans spend $1.2 trillion annually on goods and services they don’t actually need. And according to the Orlando … Read More »

LEARN: Hiring an Organizer Can Boost Happiness Too!


Allison Aubrey, NPR News correspondent and author of the report, Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff, writes: “Money can’t buy happiness, right? Well, some researchers beg to differ. They say it depends on how you spend it. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy … Read More »

FYI: Swedish Death Cleaning


The Swedes do it. They call it death cleaning. We can do it, too. Jura Koncius, author of the Washington Post article Americans are pack rats. Swedes have the solution: ‘Death cleaning.’, writes that the concept of decluttering before you die, a process called “dostadning,” is part of Swedish culture. It may seem morbid, but … Read More »

RESOURCE: How You Can Ship Donations Free


Jessica Michael, author of the article How you can ship donations free, offers great advice on how to ship donation items for free. She writes: “Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could ship donations free? If you are like me, you may have enough Amazon boxes to build a fortress. While this is hours of … Read More »

Situational Disorganization vs. Chronic Disorganization


Situational disorganization is common for just about everyone. At some point, life happens and physical surroundings get scrambled. Think of moving households, for example. Boxes everywhere, things buried, temporarily lost. With a concentrated effort though, you get settled, and your new home becomes an oasis of comfort. Yet, it’s another world for people who suffer … Read More »

Deliveries, Decisions & Divesting


When they call about delivery, I rush home from work. I’m pregnant with our first daughter, and super excited to see the furniture we ordered: sofa, loveseat and chair with ottoman. Our first big expenditure for the nest, what I now affectionately call the money-pit! Turns out we made a sound purchase, because it held … Read More »

The State of China


Noritake Ridgewood china, pink rose swags with a grey and tan border. Fond memories of special, home cooked birthday or holiday meals prepared by Mom. Leaves inserted to grow the table, accommodating friends we brought home. A tablecloth was spread with love; the silver chest came out. The table was set, ready with forks on … Read More »

The Meaning of Stuff


It’s just a lamp. Or is it? Reality check time: What meaning am I giving to my stuff? Am I okay with it, or does it seem disproportional?Read More »

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