Posts tagged: Decluttering

Decluttering Your Mind & Life a.k.a Controlling the Chaos

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Why did we choose the title “Controlling the Chaos” and not a series on decluttering?

Because my hopes for this series include so much more than just decluttering and organizing.  I hope it will help me and others like me make lifestyle changes to reduce the chaos and clutter in our lives and minds.  I know the steps I have taken so far have worked wonderfully.

I hope this series will help guide you into making better choices and decisions about how you address everything that enters your life and mind every, single day From how and when you wake up to how you prepare for bed, from how you address incoming mail to how and when you pay your bills, create your budget and build your menu, etc… as well as removing and organizing the physical clutter in your life.

“Clutter” isn’t only something you can see but it is something you feel.

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Goals For 2016

Goals For 2016

Normally I am not one to set “goals” for the up coming year.  No “New Year Resolutions” for me.  I am simple.  I am boring, and most days I am just happy to putter along.  I make lists.  I make plans, but with life the way it is I don’t usually set goals and definitely don’t make resolutions.

THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT!

THIS YEAR I am setting multiple goals; some will be hard and others will be easy.

I have decided it would be wise t0 share my goals for 2016 with everyone, ask them to motivate me and help me stay accountable.  (Yep, there is that word again.  You will see it a lot at Treasured Tidbits in 2016.)

I will be sharing updates on our goal progress, as well as sharing tips and pointers on how we are accomplishing some of them.  Such as saving $5,000-$10,000 while paying for two newly installed wood floors, paying off multiple medical bills, controlling the chaos we call paperwork and a house, and getting a handle on our health.

I hope that our ups and downs, tips, tricks, and mistakes may inspire you as well.

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8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home- Week 3- The Dining Room

Week 3

8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home

The Dining Room

8 Weeks to a Cleaner More Organized Home week 3 The Dining Room

Way to go!

You have made it to Week 3 and you have a cleaner and more organized entry way and living room to show for it.

Now it is time to tackle the room that is very often the “catch all” for loose papers, odd items and anything else we tend to not have a home for.

The Dining Room

TIP:If you do not have a dining room please pick another area of your home to work on.  This will help keep your momentum going and help you stay on track OR back up and catch any items you missed in the previous areas.

As always we suggest you start with the basic assessment list and removing ANY items that do not belong in this room.

Clear the table, cabinets, floor and shelves of ALL unnecessary items.

For some of you this may take 10 minutes and other may take an entire day or more.

Just remember that ANY progress is progress.

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8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home Week 2: The Living Room (After)

Week 2 Before 8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home

8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home

Week 2:  The Living Room

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8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home- Week 2-The Living Rooms

8 Weeks to A Cleaner More Organized Home Week 2

WEEK 2

The Living Room(s)

8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home

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8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home-Week 1-Part 2

8 Weeks Week 1

8 Weeks to a Cleaner, More Organized Home

Week 1 -Part 2

The Inside Entry and Hall

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8 Weeks To a Cleaner, More Organized Home – Getting Started

8 Weeks Getting Started

This is it!

The first step in your journey to a cleaner, more organized home!

You asked for it and you got it!

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Confessions of a Procrastinating Physically Challenged Hoarder

Confessions of a Procrastinating, Physically Challenged Hoarder and Her Plan to Get Control

 “Changing one room, one day, one month, one project and one habit at a time.”

That is my new motto.

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