Recent Clearing Clutter Articles

How to Get Rid of Stuff

Posted by Elizabeth Nelson | Jun 30, 2013

The other day a friend texted me as she was packing up to move across the country: “HELP! I am overwhelmed because I have so much STUFF. I am feeling buried alive. I know you...

Clothing grouped by type and color. Photo of an orderly closet by vandervelden/

10 Tips for Organizing Closets

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 11, 2013

It's so fun to organize the closet! Just kidding. It's really hard, unless you are one of those people who just naturally loves organizing. In which case, you probably don't even need...

This French Country kitchen is actually in an American double wide trailer. Photo and kitchen by Magazine Your Home via

Eight Tips for Scaling Down to a Smaller Home

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 21, 2013

Downsizing, whether you're doing it voluntarily to simplify your life or if you are doing it out of economic necessity, can be like a giant game of Tetris. There are so many pieces,...

An organized desk promotes productivity at work. (Photo: Skateamp/Wikimedia Commons.)

Tips for Decluttering in 2013

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 13, 2013

It's about the time in January when the New Year's resolutions have been made, and subsequently broken. The resolution to stop smoking ended with that one cigarette. The resolution...

Hoarding looks like this. (puuikibeach/Flickr)

10 Signs That You Have a Hoarding Disorder

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jan 07, 2013

Hoarding Disorder is now recognized by the American Psychiatric Association as a mental disorder. The DSM-V, which will be released in spring 2013, will contain the addition of Hoarding...

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Top 5 Ways to Reuse a CD Spindle

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | Jan 01, 2013

There this now-almost-infamous picture floating around the internet, featuring a CD spindle (you know, those plastic domes that hold stacks of blank CDs), repurposed to hold a bagel...

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6 Ways to Upcycle Bottle Caps

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Dec 21, 2012

Say you had a big party, for instance a New Year's Eve party, and you are left with huge piles of empties to recycle. Well, that's just your luck. You have come into a wealth of bottle...

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Wicked Awesome Uses for Mason Jars

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Dec 13, 2012

I grew up near Boston, and there are a few things you need to know about...