What Kind of Keeper Are You?

What Kind of Keeper Are You?

When deciding how to organize, declutter and otherwise simplify your space and life, it can be helpful to know what type of “keeper” you are. I’ve found that there tend to be 5 types:

  • Past Life

  • Next Life

  • Just In Case

  • Good Money

  • Gifted

Why is it helpful to know? Because then you can recognize that the desire to keep something is just the way you’re wired. “Oh, that’s me, preparing for all those times people will ask me for something and I’ve held on to it “just in case”. But you know what, they can just as easily go get that item on Amazon and my house doesn’t have to be their storage unit.”

Read on to figure out what category you fall into and what to do about it…

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The Weight of Stuff

The Weight of Stuff

Before I started simplifying my life, I was a hot mess. I definitely still have my moments (don't we all), but once I started, I was able to eliminate a whole bunch of issues.

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I'll go through all the changes I made in later posts, but the stuff was the obvious first choice. After moving a zillion times in 8 years and paying for storage more times than I care to admit, I finally just started downsizing…

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Closet Audit with Paul of Urbanite | Suburbanite

Closet Audit with Paul of Urbanite | Suburbanite

I had the absolute pleasure of having a closet audit performed by Paul of Urbanite | Suburbanite. We spent 2 hours going through all of my clothes and figuring out what was working and what wasn't.  I knew he was golden when, after asking who my style icon was (Kate Middleton!!!), he looked around the room and said "Yeah, you need to let that go. You're way edgier and those Kate Middleton pieces look like a costume".  Truth.  

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