Category: Uncategorized

  • Too Many Photos. How to Select Good Ones from Hundreds.

    I went to an event and took over 500 photo. I had to delete the bad ones. Here’s how I did it. My first attempt was too slow and difficult. I looked at each image, and asked “is this okay?” It took a long time, and was exhausting. Eventually, I figured out that I could […]

  • Big Declutter in March

    Big Declutter in March

    This was a successful giveaway. I apologize for not having photos. We had a lot of great photos. Key points: It took around 1.5 days to get rid of a 8 foot x 8 foot area full of stuff. I should have put the recycling bin right next to all this, and packed it, and […]

  • An Algorithm to Declutter?

    There are several algorithmic approaches to decluttering that have been developed over the years. One such approach is the KonMari Method, developed by Marie Kondo, which involves decluttering items by category and keeping only those items that “spark joy.” Another approach is the Four-Box Method, which involves sorting items into four boxes or piles: keep, […]

  • The Top 10 Books about Decluttering

    There are many books available on decluttering, but here are ten of the most popular and highly rated ones: These books provide practical tips and strategies for decluttering, organizing, and simplifying one’s life. Some offer specific techniques for tidying up, while others provide a more philosophical approach to decluttering and minimalism. Ultimately, the best book […]

  • Comparing Marie Kondo to Margareta Magnusson

    Marie Kondo and Margareta Magnusson are both experts in the field of decluttering and organization, but they approach the subject from different perspectives. Marie Kondo’s approach to decluttering emphasizes the importance of sparking joy and using intuition to decide which possessions to keep and which to let go of. Her approach is based on the […]

  • Comparing Don Aslett to Marie Kondo

    Don Aslett and Marie Kondo are both experts in the field of cleaning and organization, but they approach the subject from different perspectives. Don Aslett is known for his practical and straightforward approach to decluttering and organizing. He emphasizes the importance of decluttering to reduce stress and improve quality of life, and his approach is […]

  • Review: Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson is a unique and thought-provoking book that offers a refreshing perspective on decluttering and downsizing. The book is based on the Swedish concept of döstädning, which translates to “death cleaning,” and refers to the practice of decluttering and organizing one’s possessions in preparation for one’s […]

  • Who Is Don Aslett?

    Don Aslett’s clutter books are a series of self-help books that provide practical advice and tips for decluttering and organizing your home and life. Aslett is a well-known cleaning and organization expert, and his clutter books offer insights into how to simplify your possessions, eliminate clutter, and create a more peaceful and organized living environment. […]

  • Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

    Marie Kondo’s decluttering book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” is a must-read for anyone looking to simplify their life and create a more organized and peaceful living space. Kondo’s approach to decluttering is unique in that it focuses on choosing items to keep, rather than on what to get rid of. Her method, known […]

  • Socket Wrench Blues

    I have several socket sets, but have basically had a lot of my sockets and handles stolen. I lost one when my car window was open too much, and someone got in, opened the trunk, and stole my best set. I lost one when a similar problem happened, and I lost a tool box that […]