Spring cleaning is in full effect and the Millennials (born 1980-2000) in general are less attached to memorabilia and have no need for that big heavy furniture their parents (Baby Boomers 1946-1964) have saved for them and hope to pass on one day. Millennials (and late Generation X 1960-1981) have no desire and/or room for that big brown wooden furniture and boxes of memorabilia, many live in smaller spaces with the mindset of ‘less is more’ and keep their memorabilia digitally and online. Times are changing many people start to become more minimal, don’t want to surround themselves anymore with all that stuff they kept over the years and realize what a burden it really is. I moved and downsized myself 6 times since 2007 and I don’t miss or have need for anything I have let go of. My last move back to San Diego my belongings fitted in a 7x7x8 Pod and it feels great to live with less stuff you don’t have use for. If you are interested to achieve this for yourself feel free to email me if you have questions or how I can be of help to you.
Read the full Washington Post article about this topic here
Guess in a way we are all familiar with it, the stress when our living and work space is a mess. Build up dishes and laundry from the last weeks, items misplaced and maybe even lost within our home. These are just a few of the things that when clutter builds up so will our stress levels. This article from The Huffington Post contains some interesting results from a recent survey and shows that it is well worth your time and money to invest in a clutter free home and work space. Being Organized will eventually save you time and money, reduce your stress levels and increase your productivity. Like my motto on my website says it’s time to “Get Organized, Be Organized and Stay Organized” and I am looking forward to talk to all of you willing to take that on. Read the full article here
Like the title says, I am featured on the McLean Patch website with some Spring Cleaning tips. Together with a few other Professional Organizers we shared some useful tips.
You can read the full article here
Edit: (03-20-2013) Just noticed the article also got featured on the Falls Church Patch website!
When the many things you consume end up consuming You! Live with less, a lot less.
Which is the core essence of the article I’ve just read and wanted to share with all of you. When you are honest with yourself and think with a clear and open mind you know you don’t need much in life, you can do just fine with the essentials. To quote William Morris (1880) “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”.
I have been implementing just that into my life for the last years and it feels great. I rather spend money on my health by buying healthier foods, create friendships and be around people, share and have great conversations, see the beauty of the world, have trips to places you dream of visiting that will leave you with great memories rather than just stuff that ends up boxed in the garage, a storage unit or the landfill.
This article is a must read, who knows you might end up wanting to live with less and possible have a simpler and more enjoyable life (I know I do). Read the article here
We all have stuff around our house that is just there, has not been used or looked at in years and probable has a bunch of years left in them to be unused or not be looked at. You might as well collect all of those items and try to sell them and make some money of all that clutter. I came by this interesting article on the Bankrate website ‘Cashing in on the re-commerce trend’ where they explain which items are good to sell and share ideas on where to sell them in this economy.