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Using Your Senses to Maximize Your Clutterbending Potential

Tackling clutter is often a visual task. It involves the creativity of looking at items and unmasking their hidden potential (a.k.a. repurposing, upcycling, DIY, and whatever). It asks that we perceive a space differently from its current arrangement, and how it could be… from colors and lighting to arrangements of furniture, decor, and belongings. Aside … Continue reading

The Challenges of Limited Space

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had all the space in the world to declutter and organize our personal belongings? It does seem that one of the best ways to organize is to start from scratch and pretend you’re moving. This involves emptying your house completely, before filling it back up with only the things … Continue reading

The Art of Repurposing and DIY

One of our absolute favorite parts of clutterbending is finding an item to repurpose. There are two main reasons why we love it: you save money (and time!) from buying the item elsewhere you’re reusing an item that’s not really being used One of our goals is to help you clutterbend the world, but help … Continue reading

Garage Sales… to do, or not to do?

As you start to declutter your home, you may be thinking of hosting a garage sale, either by yourself, or with family/friends. I did this a few times, and it was a nice way to spend quality time with friends. However, I found myself lugging the same items to and from my friend’s house, and … Continue reading

Pareto's Principle (80/20) and Clutter

Have you ever heard of the 80/20 principle? The first time I really heard about it was in Tim Ferriss’ book The Four-Hour Workweek, where he introduced it as Pareto’s Principle and highlighted a few examples found in everyday life: 80% of the consequences flow from 20% of the causes. 80% of the results come … Continue reading