Winner Winner. We totally helped some people.

You guys!!!!  We raised over $3,000 for hurricane, earthquake and Kelly relief.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Your generosity is off the the charts.  

But get to the point, Kat! Who won? 

Well, you'll have to watch and find out!

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P.S. Wondering what hurricane relief has to do with organizing?  Well, owning less often leads to having more to give.

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Let's Help Some People (FREE SESSION raffle)

Let's Help Some People (FREE SESSION raffle)

So, if you've turned on your TV or swiped left to Apple News, you've probably noticed that our Southern friends aren't faring so well.  If you've read my blog, you know that one of my high school idol's husband is a widower now, with a LOT of medical bills.  A lot of people need our help, but I'm just one person.  I was hoping you'd want to go in on this with me. 

Here's the deal.  If for every $10 you donate to the Mexico earthquake, or Harvey, Irma, Jose and Kelly Relief (because of course her letter was the next up...), I'll enter your name in a hat for a free session with me...

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Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin'

Why do I subject myself to all the decluttering, organizing and simplifying? 

Why, I'm glad you asked.  

To make room for what I LOVE.  💖  💛  💜

This was a hell of a summer, but amidst the tough times and hard things, there were moments of joy, love and even, dare I say, the divine. I am so grateful for all the simplifying because it means I was able to be present for some of the beauty in the midst of hard times, rather than wondering where the hell my passport was or what I was going to pack.  It even made the hard times themselves easier, because I just had to deal with those situations, rather than them PLUS an added layer of stress because my surroundings and life were in chaos. 

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Death & Decluttering

Death & Decluttering

I'd started a blog post on Death a few months ago, but said no...that's too dark, don't go there on a public forum. 

Then July happened.  

Uncle Phil, gone. 

Kelly, a high school friend, gone.  

Uncle John, gone. 

So we're talking about death, decluttering and our past.  I promise they are related. 

A few months ago I started going through the last of the sentimental stuff I'd been holding on to, snug in my parent's shed for 18 years, not bothering anyone.  Except me.  It was always on my mind, taunting me, calling my a hypocrite.  I mean, how can I tell you to downsize your sentimentality when mine loomed large?  

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What I Learned from 30 Days of Decluttering

What I Learned from 30 Days of Decluttering

I absolutely LOVE doing the 30 Day Decluttering Challenge each year.  Your participation and feedback is what I live for and it's so much fun to be doing this with you. 

This year though, I though "Well...we've been decluttering and minimizing for 3 years. I don't think I'll have anything to let go of".  Yeah, so I was wrong.

While I posted photos each day of "suggested" categories to declutter, I was mainly going through my own sentimental items.  That included the rave fliers in the photo above (they will be worth something on eBay one day!!!!!), travel souvenirs and photos.  Oi.  I am EXHAUSTED.  The trip down memory lane is a Loooooooong Drive.  

In the middle of that trip, I decided to take a detour to one of our closets.  Our new room has two.  One for our clothes, one for our coats, TV and dresser.  The shelves were a complete sh*tshow. Because things that worked in a previous house just didn't work here...

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