Organization & Decluttering Archives

Getting Organized

Is getting organized on your list of to-dos for the new year?  Need a hand?  Enjoy these free or nearly free tools for getting organized in the new year. But…before you start going download crazy, heed this caution.   Do not overwhelm yourself with the process of preparing to organize, such that you never actually do it.  (Says experience.)  Don’t overclutter your life with “helpful” tools….

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What is clearing your Queue?

Clear: to remove (people or objects); to make free of confusion, doubt, or uncertainty. Queue: a line of people, vehicles, etc, waiting for something. Bear with me as I share what will at first seem a completely pointless glimpse into my life. Some time ago we subscribed to Netflix. Through Netflix we could stream videos to watch instantly.  We could also add shows to our…

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Harboring discontent robs us of joy and contaminates our lives. It is soul clutter, plain and simple. And since we are trying to enjoy a simple life, there is no room for clutter. Discontent has to go. For some people, living a contented life is a daily challenge, a sometimes hourly choice. For others, contentment seems to almost come naturally. I, sadly, fall into the…

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Years ago I told my then newlywed husband that I would follow him anywhere except the desert. While some people love the desert and others think–say it with me–“it’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there,” I did not even want to visit. I’d been there three times and that was three times too many! The Lord tested my loyalty….

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The calendar is packed. The closets are overflowing. The list of wonderful activities you have planned with the children is so long it needs its own filing cabinet. You spend your whole life planning and organizing, trying to do everything, afraid you’ll miss something. And in the process, you miss everything. Does this sound familiar? Life has become far too complicated.  There is too much…

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