The digital clutter problem Right now, I am working on cleaning up one of the external drives I use to backup my work stuff. And oh my gosh! It is a total disaster! There is no sense to the file structure. I have folders within folders within folders. I have lots of folders labeled things like ‘New folder(4)’ and ‘RANDOM’. There are empty … [Read more...]
Minimalism is about clearing out the excessive, useless junk in our lives in order to create space, reduce clutter and focus on the more important things! It's about keeping the stuff that adds value and ditching the things that get in the way.
While thinking about the Best Books series, I asked myself, "What books have really changed my life?" The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo came to mind and not because the title promised it would be life-changing. I bought this book about a year and a half ago when it came up as a popular title on Amazon. Sometimes, I don't … [Read more...]
I find it interesting how clutter affects me. It sounds kind of new-agey to talk about Feng Shui or about the 'energy of stuff'. The truth is that I think there is something to that. My surroundings definitely affect how I feel. Close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting at the city dump, watching them move the piles of trash around with … [Read more...]
As I've been going through this process of reducing clutter, there are a few resources that have really resonated with me. Marie Kondo's book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up and The Minimalists have both become popular lately. Some things become popular because they're really awesome things and I think both of those fall into this … [Read more...]
Looking at moving into my RV has made me become super conscious about everything I own since I need to get rid of most of it. While some of you may be able to relate to that, I'm sure many people reading this have no intention of moving into an RV and getting rid of the majority of their stuff. Either way, we can all stand to be a little more … [Read more...]
I have a lot of documents for work that I really just can't trash like business receipts as well as a box of old photos from when I was a child. There isn't room for all of this stuff in the van. Frankly, it's just stuff that is stored in my house and never even used. I am in the process of scanning in all of my stuff and shredding it so I can … [Read more...]