The Zany Sage

The Zany Sage

Go Big or Go Home

So, you’ve got your “Why.” You’ve decided this is your year-you are going to get uncluttered in 2021!  You’ve blocked off your time, rented a steam shovel and a backhoe, and you mean business. The kids sense change is in the air and are getting twitchy. You even caught your partner finding a new hidey

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Unclutter Your Life in 2021

All beginnings are hopeful. This is a mantra I often repeat to myself. At my core, I am an optimist and I am especially fond of the start of a new year.  And after the dumpster fire of 2020, I believe it is more important than ever to embrace hopefulness as 2021 unfurls. As this

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A New Holiday Tradition

As a minimalist, the idea of some dude dropping off packages in my home is unsettling.  And the thought that “he knows when you’ve been sleeping, etc..” sounds stalkerish to me.  But you’ll hear no “bah humbug” coming out of my mouth because I love Christmas! But I love the day after Christmas, too.  No,

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Clutterfree Gift Ideas

Stop! Set down that toilet paper holder that also has a mount for your iPad, The amusing beer holster will be good for a laugh or two until it ends up in your garage sale. (Or buried under the pile in your garage.)  And yes, I know that single item kitchen appliance is only $5

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Relatives bearing fruitcake–and other holiday horrors

The relatives are coming!  Does this turn your holiday ho-ho-ho into ho-ho-horrible? Blame it on Norman Rockwell and his picture-perfect illustration of the perfect family celebrating a perfect Christmas. Or a syrupy Hallmark movie where romance always triumphs and skaters glide about, hands tucked into their white-fur-trimmed muffs. For most of us, the turkey ends

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Kiss holiday clutter good-bye – no mistletoe needed

Set down your pumpkin spice latte!  I want to talk to you about uncluttering those dark and dusty places where you keep the Christmas decorations and traumatic memories from holidays past. What?! Am I proposing yet ANOTHER thing to do during the busiest time of the year for most folks?  You betcha. And I can

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