decluttering

clearing out what no longer serves

Latest Book on My Resource List – Outer Order, Inner Calm by Gretchen Rubin

By Kate Buckmeier | April 25, 2019

I have been a follower of Gretchen Rubin since her book “The Happiness Project” came out in 2009. Since then I have gleaned tons of useful ways to look at my own life from Gretchen’s study & writings on human nature & how we interact with our world.  Gretchen continues to dig deeper into the…

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Choosing NOT TO

By Kate Buckmeier | February 8, 2019

“Sometimes what you don’t do is just as important as what you do.” – Buffett & Clark as quoted in Essentialism When I read this statement, I thought of all of the choices that come my way each day.  I thought of the ads & other junk mail that fill the mailbox & then create…

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Why Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is binge-worthy

By Kate Buckmeier | January 11, 2019

Marie Kondo is at it again! A few years ago when her little book came out there was a lot of buzz around her methods & her unique perspective. And now Netflix has given us a glimpse into this “magic art” with their new show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. Both of Marie Kondo’s books,…

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Reading NOW – Soulful Simplicity

By Kate Buckmeier | December 15, 2018

I just finished reading Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less can Lead to So Much More by Courtney Carver & knew I had to share it with you.  I will now add this book to my small stack of decluttering/simple living resources.  And I’m sure I will find myself going back to reread sections again…

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Little projects can add up to BIG relief!

By Kate Buckmeier | October 4, 2018

Last month, I found myself tackling lots of little clutter clearing projects.  And I have to say it felt good to complete lots of little projects that didn’t take a lot of time & energy but together added up to relief.   First I cleared out the file box that lives under our main floor desk. …

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The Problem with Hanging On Too Long

By Kate Buckmeier | October 3, 2018

It feels like we have been in a pattern of extreme weather in our area & in my house every storm causes a small sense of panic as we all cross our fingers and hope it passes quickly.   You see we have struggled to keep our basement dry when heavy rain hits.  And the possibility of…

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August is When I Declutter Kid School Stuff

By Kate Buckmeier | August 16, 2018

I am so grateful for the creativity that abounds at both of the schools that my kids attend!  I mean the things that they are creating are AMAZING!  BUT…. all that amazing artwork ends up coming home at the end of the year & becomes a “to-do” that I tend to put off. My daughter…

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Decluttering Seasons

By Kate Buckmeier | May 7, 2018

If there is one good thing about owning a dog with tons of energy, it is the fact that he needs exercise.  This translates into a daily walk with yours truly.  And I can’t complain.  This routine ensures that I get time to engage with nature, which is something that I love!  And even though our…

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In the News!

By Kate Buckmeier | April 9, 2018

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, but I was curious enough to push…

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