This post explores the endowment effect, what it is, and how it can cause clutter to build up. We’ll also learn four ways to combat the endowment effect to declutter better.
My Vintage Sweater Set
Let’s start with a quick story.
I have a sweater set hanging in my closet, which my mother wore when she was in high school. After high school, she held onto it. She gave it to me to wear when I was in high school. I wore it a few times. Then, it was my turn to save it. I hung it up in my closet.
Ok, so you’ve decluttered, sorted, and organized your stuff. Now, how do you stay organized?
Becoming more organized is a journey and not an end point. While backsliding is normal, and your organizational systems will need to be tweaked periodically, here are ten habits to keep everything in check and stay organized.
The season of Spring makes me feel a bit more energized and hopeful. It’s a time for renewal. You can feel it in the air and see the tiny buds of blossoms and leaves appearing on the tree limbs above you. Have you noticed crocus flowers peeking out already?
Whether you are just starting out or have been working on organizing for a while, every system needs a bit of tweaking and TLC once in a while. Spring is a great time to renew, improve, and level up your organized spaces. On that note, read on for three practices to help you do just that.
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The holidays are still some time away, which is why it makes sense to set up your guest room now so you don’t have the stress of it later.
Is your guest room so cluttered that it’s FUBAR? In this post, I’m going to give you some ways to take back that space so that it’s clutter-free, organized, functional, and dare I say, beautiful.
Discover How to Avoid Holiday Guest Stress This Year
Imagine Your Ideal Guest Room Space
Before lifting one finger to tackle that space, I want you to do what I tell each of my clients before we start on their project. If you haven’t already thought about how you want this space to turn out, you need to do that first. It’s even better if you write out your ideas for your ideal guest room. Without a defined ideal in mind, it’s going to make it tougher for you. It’s important to have that focus.
Ok, now that you have that behind you, it’s time to Read more ›
Working with Michelle was a wonderful experience. She shared so many valuable organizational tips along the way that I feel much more confident in my abilities to maintain the space we worked on. Thank you so much, Michelle!
You gave us a plan of where and how to begin. You were able to conceptualization the big picture and break it down to the interlocking tasks. You helped us be able to work more productively with each other. Moving… Continue Reading “Captain of our ship”
I originally hired Michelle to organize the shared family areas of the house. I had recently discovered that I have ADD and we both soon realized that my lack of time management and prioritization skills were the culprit of my… Continue Reading “More than physical organization”
My wife said we have to downsize. “We can’t leave all this for the children to do afterwards.” Plus we had two large storage units which were costing us $550 a month. We couldn’t remember what we had. When we… Continue Reading “Fabulous”