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 My Capsule Wardrobe

What I Learned from My Capsule Wardrobe

Capsule Wardrobe.  

Project 333.  

A uniform.  

These were all buzzwords in 2016 and being as I suffer from a healthy dose of FOMO, I thought I would try one and see what all the fuss is about.  

The basic premise is that rather than buying the skinniest hangers possible so you can cram more clothes in your closet, you clear the damn thing out and only put back a few items.  It could be 33 items every 3 months in the case of Project 333, or just 5 shirts and 5 pants, all the same, for The Uniform.  The mellow choice was a generic Capsule Wardrobe in which you just choose a "limited" amount of clothing. 

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Fighting Clutter with eBooks

Fighting Clutter with eBooks

While I am a huge fan of library books in the traditional sense - go to library, check out books, save $20 vs. going on Amazon - they still bring the same amount of clutter into our homes as purchasing said books.  

The fix?  Borrowing eBooks! They are sent directly to your Kindle, Kindle app, or Nook.  If you live on the peninsula, you have access to the entire Peninsula Library System.  If you don't live here, well I'm assuming there is a similar program in any metropolitan area.  

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