In the News!

Last month I was asked to offer some decluttering advice for an article being written for the Post Bulletin’s Haven Magazine.  At first my heart was racing!  What would I say?  What would be asked?  Would I have the answers?

I was in that excited, yet fearful state – probably how you feel when you decide you are ready to reach out and ask for my support – but I was curious enough to push ahead ahead & take the opportunity.   I took some deep breaths &  worked to silence those doubt-filled voices as the interview started.

I relaxed as I remembered the hours spent decluttering my own stuff, as well as, all of the books, classes, and advice that I have taken in these past 4 years.  And I listened to the phrase that I have continued to share with you all about there being “no right way,” because I know that the desire to do it “right” can keep us small and stuck.

It was a great conversation and when it was all said and done I came away feeling anxious to see how this article might find it’s way out in the world.  I know there are lots of articles offering advice, tips, and short-cuts, and you may have already read something similar to this piece- that is just great!  But I also know that the decluttering journey is unique for each of us, so even if you have heard something similar before, you might not have been ready to take it in.

My hope is that wherever you are on your decluttering journey that you take it one step at a time, finding the “right” tips at the just the right time, pushing past those moments of fear to take your next step in the process.

Here’s the article!  Happy reading!

How to declutter and keep it that way

 

Clear out the Clutter Events

Spring is here and many communities are making it easier for us to let go of the unwanted, unneeded, unused items that have been taking up space.  You will find events that make it easier to get stuff out of your garage or basement, events that circulate our stuff and raise money for great causes, events that allow us to repair and reuse, and events that ensure our things are being passed on consciously.

Take advantage of the energy of spring clearing by checking into the things going on in your neighborhood that will make the process of letting go easier!  Check your local newspaper, or make a call to city hall, the library, or your local recycling center to find out what is scheduled in your area.

Here are some of the great events around the Northfield/Rice County area.

City Clean-Up Days

Maintenance Facility 1710 Riverview Drive Northfield, MN

Saturday, May 5 and Saturday, May 12, 2018  7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/318/Solid-Waste

Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair

Donations accepted at the Northfield Ice Arena

Donation dates:
• April 9-20: weekdays 9 am – 5 pm
• April 14: Saturday 10 am – 2 pm
• April 21: Saturday 9 am – 12 noon

https://www.facebook.com/Auxiliarybookfair/

America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive

Held in both Northfield and Faribault from March 12–30

Community members are invited to drop their donations of children’s toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and mouth rinse at several locations in the county. In Faribault, locations are at KDHL Radio and the Community Center. In Northfield, locations are KYMN Radio and the Youth Wing of the NCRC.

http://www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/community/article_b0133f44-4119-526a-80db-1405e30d5516.html

Repair Fair

Carleton College, Sat. March 31st

Community members, students, and staff can attend and receive assistance in fixing and mending household items and also learn more about low-impact, low-waste options.

https://apps.carleton.edu/sustainability/events/?event_id=1689908&date=2018-03-31

Craftastic Art Supply Swap & Sale!

Northfield Arts Guild, March 31st.  $20 to vend your overstock supplies.

Craftastic Art Supply Swap & Sale!

Your Turn…

If you know of other great events, send me a message and I will add them to my list or pass on the info. to clients & through my social network!  Together we can make the decluttering process feel as light & easy as possible!

To learn more about the events that I am putting on this spring, click HERE!

 

 

 

 

Tip for your TUESDAY!

Often Self-love is the answer

Having trouble getting started on a project?  Instead of beating yourself up about it, offer yourself a little more compassion.  Maybe there is some grief hiding in your resistance or maybe you have been pushing yourself too hard in too many areas.  Give yourself some self-love & often the thing you have been struggling with will start to feel lighter and easier.

Tip for your TUESDAY!

Donate Used Vases

Gather all of those vases that are collecting dust in the back of your cabinet, give them a quick rinse, and then drive them down to  your local florist.  Many will gladly take them back.  If they aren’t interested then keep on driving and pass them on at the local donation center.  Let’s get these unused items back into circulation!