Will Transitions Always Suck?

By Kate Buckmeier | August 9, 2021

I hate transitions!  There, I said it.  There are very few things I hate, but it’s just the truth. Transitions suck. I hate the weeks leading up to the start of school and the weeks in the spring as the school year winds down. I’m not crazy about the days leading up to the New…

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Talking Back to Shame

By Kate Buckmeier | July 17, 2021

Over the last few months, every time I sit down to write something to post, I stop myself.  My mind gets involved and reminds me of how quiet I have been over the last year plus.  It tries to convince me there is no way I can start to speak and share now, after all…

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Writing with a Wild Heart

By Kate Buckmeier | July 16, 2021

Here we go!   After a big year (plus) of pulling back, reflecting, listening, and learning, I am re-emerging with a new look for this website and a new goal for this space! And it feels exciting! Scary too, but I am choosing to focus on the excitement (in this moment anyway). Over the past…

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time for a new system

Time for a New System?

By Kate Buckmeier | January 10, 2021

 A crack of white along the binding, a slightly bowed cover, and wrinkled ribbon page markers- the only outward signs of my daily documentation in the hardcover journal.  There are only four pages left.  I’m surprised it isn’t in worse shape.  The journal is the perfect size to slip in a work bag or carry…

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I Miss Community

By Kate Buckmeier | October 31, 2020

When we come together, we aren’t just stronger. We’re also able to share our compassion, our time, our wisdom, our love. Today I looked at these words, glued to my 2020 vision board, and thought about how much I have missed being in community.  What I’m feeling is not just frustration over the logistical gymnastics…

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Moving on – The Next Step on My Decluttering Journey

By Kate Buckmeier | June 9, 2020

Kate: Declutter & Redesign has been on pause since mid-April, to allow for the safety and security of clients and our community.  The break came just as the new website and course were ready to launch and spring clearing energy typically would be creating buzz and interest in decluttering and support.  The investment of time,…

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A FUTURE LIST Can Lift the Pressure

By Kate Buckmeier | April 24, 2020

Are you noticing every little thing that is wrong with your house?  Is that running list of frustrations draining your energy?   If you tend to notice all the things that could be improved in your spaces, but don’t have the time, energy, budget, or the logistics of the stay-at-home order has put a big…

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Converting Our Home “for now”

By Kate Buckmeier | March 30, 2020

Are you struggling to carve out space for multiple “work from home”/school from home” settings in your house? This can be a challenge! And if your spaces already feel full or cluttered then it might seem even harder to make this happen. Which is why I want to offer a few tips that might ease…

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All Is Not Lost

By Kate Buckmeier | March 26, 2020

Do you find yourself reverting back to old habits and patterns during this uncertain time? I sure do. In this time of great change, it is natural for our old habits and patterns to come back and try to derail us even further. You are probably noticing the routines and strategies that worked so well…

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Lighten Up & Shine On

By Kate Buckmeier | March 14, 2020

“Traveling lighter helps me shine brighter.”  – Danielle LaPorte This sentence came through my inbox and when I read it I could feel it’s truth.  I wanted to say “AMEN, sister.”  But, right after that Amen came the twinge of fear. Because in that truth, in that clean, simple phrase, I could feel a call. …

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Wish Your Family was as Excited to Declutter as YOU?

By Kate Buckmeier | February 15, 2020

The month of February offers lots of reminders to let your loved ones know how special they are to you.  But, you might not be feeling so grateful and loving if those loved ones aren’t supporting your goal of paring down and creating space.  If you are motivated and excited to start decluttering, but your…

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Feel Guilty Letting Go of Cards?

By Kate Buckmeier | February 7, 2020

Do you struggle to let go of cards that were sent to you? I often keep holiday cards displayed until February when I get antsy to clear the visual clutter & let them go. But for years, it was hard for me to do that. I felt guilty or thought I needed to keep them…

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