Home and Office Clutter-Busting Tips

posted by Andrea | 01/23/2013
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January is all about cleaning, decluttering, simplifying, and starting “fresh” for the New Year ahead. Because of this, I’m sharing 3 guest posts I wrote this past month — all about these “fun” topics :)

Does Your Home Have “White Space”?


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I’m a huge advocate for “less stuff” and regular purging.

I almost always stop and think before bringing anything extra into our home (besides groceries), and often I decide against bringing the items home — even if they are free and even if we have the space to store them.

In my opinion, it seems silly to keep so much STUFF — unless of course, we have a use for it.

Today, I’m over at Life.YourWay.net (one of my favorite blogs) talking about my love of “White Space” in our home and life.


5 Clever Tools to Corral Cord Clutter


At the beginning of every New Year, I have a growing urge to declutter my office — and one of my biggest clutter pet peeves is cord clutter.

Not only do I hate the look of jumbled cords lurking under my desk, on my desk, in my drawers, along the baseboard, down the walls, etc.; I also hate not knowing what cord goes to what device and never being able to find the cord I need when I need it.

If you share my hatred of cord clutter, head on over to the Turnstone blog to read my article about 5 Clever Tools to Corral Cord Clutter.


3 Simple Steps to Clean and Declutter Your Office


There are usually 3 times every year when I like to clean every surface in my home and office. Those 3 times are:

  1. The beginning of the New Year
  2. Spring Break
  3. Back-to-School

So since we’re still in the first month of another New Year, I’m ready to clean, clean, clean!

After a relaxing time away from work during the holiday season, I like to “attack” my office and whip it into shape for another productive year ahead.

I find that when my office is clean and decluttered, I not only enjoy spending time in my office, but I’m also much more productive because I can find what I want and don’t waste time moving piles around or searching through all the junk in my drawers.

If you’d like to jump-start your New Year with a sparkly clean (and more productive) workspace, here are 3 simple steps to help you get started!

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  1. Courtney


    Loved these, thanks for sharing! You’ve helped me start my year off right. I keep repeating to myself: Do I want, need, love this? then purge anything I don’t! Thank you!!!


  2. Melissa


    Yes! Also hate cord clutter! My husband is a computer geek and has tons of cords. We’ve been working together to get rid of the cords we no longer need and have a big bag full ready to go to e-recycling. This will be our 2nd trip to e-recycle with more STUFF! Yay!