100 Things: Stepping out of Clutter

I’m giving away 100 things in 48 hours.   Why? Because in my last post, I said “I feel like I need to shovel myself out from under my clutter-laden lifestyle and my soul-numbing job. I’d like to shovel myself to a lighter way of life.” Now, I don’t know about you, but I can’t allow […]

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Shoveling Out from Under

I’ve just come home from vacation, three weeks away during blizzard season. I am digging myself out in every way in every sense of the word: work, housework, snow, snow and more snow: More than snow, though, I feel like I need to shovel myself out from under my clutter-laden lifestyle and my soul-numbing job. […]

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A One Bedroom Apartment with a Plant

Lately my husband has been urging me to prepare for the future. “I’ll be dead in five years,” he says, “and you’ll be living in a one-bedroom apartment with a plant.” Have I mentioned his flair for sensationalizing? Probably comes from his taking in too many Business Week magazine covers. Oh, and if this talk […]

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Too Many Pants and One Grey Cat

It all started with hangers. Pant hangers. You know the ones that lever together at the top and clamp onto the hem of your pants? And if they’re the cheap kind, then your pants just kind of slide out and land in a heap on the floor? Well, those. Pant hangers. I needed some. So […]

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Swearing Off Sweaters

This cardigan looks pretty ordinary, right? Like a little something you might have bought at Cotton Ginny back in, say, 1990. It is anything but ordinary though, I assure you. It is made of, get this, 65% cotton and 35% steel. I kid you not.  See for yourself: Pretty amazing right? Its a bird, it’s […]

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Beaded

  “If you’re writing, you’re a writer,” Anne Lamott tweeted a few weeks ago. “Write badly, daily; it’s creating beads for a necklace.”* I read this on my cell phone while sitting in the driver’s seat of the van, idling, waiting for my daughters to step out of the main doors of their high school, […]

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Easy Re-Entry

I am a book-lover. My whole family are book-lovers (granted, my older daughter may be more accurately described as a magazine-lover). We buy books by the arm-load on a regular basis. Consequently, this is an easy point of entry for any de-cluttering project. What books will I read again? What books will serve as useful […]

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Getting Back on Track: the Repost

Since it is spring I have de-cluttering, cleaning and redecorating on my mind. Twin visions dance in my head. In the future, I’d love a smaller, more manageable home, here in the Great White North i.e. being in a position to sell our current home in the years ahead. For now, I’d love to create a […]

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