Clutter? Use the Salami Approach

Salami

Living in one place for years usually leads to annual increases in the amount of stuff in the home. Even if only a small amount could be called “clutter”, year-by-year growth can gradually amass an imposing pile to deal with. Here is a simple approach to handling it.

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What’s after Stuffocation?

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Author James Wallman takes readers beyond the typical “how to declutter” approach in handling our stuff and our life to something deeper and more life-changing. This post includes a short video of Wallman along with his suggestion on how to increase our happiness while downsizing our stuff and lifestyle.

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When is Downsizing Over?

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Getting riding of stuff goes hand-in-hand with downsizing your home. After the move is done and you’re in your new place, is it over? Nope. Usually, it goes on after you discover you have more stuff and less space than you thought.

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Beyond Clutter to the Other Side

Nature Yellow Canola Field

This video advice from a professional teacher and organizer goes beyond the typical suggestions on physical clutter. You will gain insights into digital, mental, emotional, and spiritual clutter as well. You will discover the common theme that all forms of clutter share.

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Clutter Has 3 Meanings. What’s Yours?

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We often use the word “clutter” when writing about organizing and downsizing. However, our communication may not be as clear as we believe it is. If you say “we should de-clutter”, is your message understood the way you intend?

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Got clutter? Learn from the experts

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Here are five of the best videos by professional organizers or decorators with practical answers to the most pressing clutter questions. There is one from Canada, three from the USA and one from the UK.

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2018 Downsizing goals videos

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Since downsizing will be a popular theme for many people in 2018, it would be helpful to pause and consider how setting goals can make a difference to the outcome. Here are three videos that point you in the right direction.
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Your Stuff is Like Apple Pie

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Apple pie is very popular internationally, not just in North America. The reason for this enduring love is much like the reason you hang onto your stuff.
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