28 things to easily declutter from your home

There are 28 days in February, at least this year. Take one category per day and you will be on a good path of your decluttering journey. No, you don’t need to go in order. No, you don’t have to do everything on the list. There are no “rules” here, just suggestions. KITCHENunmatched storage containers/lidsexpiredContinue reading “28 things to easily declutter from your home”

“The Becky Box” and Donated Clothing

I’ve always loved the quote “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure” though I’d replace “trash” with “giveaways”. Good, useable items one person no longer needs can be exactly what someone else is looking for. My involvement with the distribution of second-hand items goes back almost 5 DECADES! Let me tell you a story aboutContinue reading ““The Becky Box” and Donated Clothing”

My Post-Quarantine Decluttering Frenzy

Today I went on a decluttering frenzy. It felt fantastic to reclaim the space and get a boost of joy at the same time!  After 34 days in quarantine, it was time to raise the standard from survival mode to reclaiming my space.  Here’s a bullet list of what I accomplished: Under the bed.  ThisContinue reading “My Post-Quarantine Decluttering Frenzy”

A Decluttering Project to do Sitting On Your Derriere: Conquering Inbox Clutter

Ok, this title may not rank me in SEO but I kind of liked it and hope it caught your attention. I don’t know about your email inbox, but mine has been exploding with mail like Gremlins in water.  A cluttered inbox stresses me out so I have to stay on top of it. HereContinue reading “A Decluttering Project to do Sitting On Your Derriere: Conquering Inbox Clutter”

The Aliyah Files #28 How to downsize your book collection

DO YOU LOVE BOOKS? I do, plus I’m a self-proclaimed bookworm.  As much as I love books I don’t own every book I’ve read nor have kept every book I’ve bought. Gasp! Is it sacrilegious to give away books? No, it isn’t. If you’re making aliyah or even just moving across town, this is oneContinue reading “The Aliyah Files #28 How to downsize your book collection”

How to clear your closet and declutter clothing

👚👖 We all have clothes in our homes that aren’t worn anymore: 👕 Outgrown kid things 💃Sizes we are no longer fit into 👘Styles we don’t enjoy wearing 👢“Mistakes” such as wrong size bought 🥿items that Match Nothing 👕 Clothing that is Itchy, Rides Up, Rolls Down, and Other Annoyances All these clothes TAKE UPContinue reading “How to clear your closet and declutter clothing”

UNSUBSCRIBE, LEAVE GROUP, DELETE

There are all kinds of clutter:  physical, emotional, and cyber.  The easiest one to tackle is CYBER CLUTTER. With the click of a mouse or swipe of a finger you can do a quick clean up of an inbox or social media account. Easy-peasy and no emotional attachment or tough decision making necessary plus youContinue reading “UNSUBSCRIBE, LEAVE GROUP, DELETE”

The Klutter Koach: A video clip!

The saying “A picture says 1000 words” came out before the advent of modern technology. So if a picture can say so much then what about a video? When I was a classroom teacher starting my career in 1993, I loved my overhead projector (does the under 35 croud even know what I’m referring to?…)Continue reading “The Klutter Koach: A video clip!”

Are you OVERWHELMED by clutter?

Once upon a time, there were only sports coaches.  Nowadays there are sports coaches health coaches, life coaches, business coaches, and more. Since I’m a master at organizing, I became a CLUTTER COACH (spelled Klutter Koach, K for Karen). I hear from many clients how they want to tackle their organizational challenges but get OVERWHELMEDContinue reading “Are you OVERWHELMED by clutter?”

I KonMari’d my MKs

I had to say goodbye to Michael. Not my dad Michael but to Michael Kors.  We had a great relationship. At least my feet did.  With his shoes. I actually have to plead ignorance because I was oblivious to his brand popularity until a co-worker from New York gushed over my metallic gold sneakers whichContinue reading “I KonMari’d my MKs”

The Klutter Koach’s Daily Home Organizing Challenge

I’ve had many people ask me for a daily home organizing challenge.  I happily complied and have been posting them on my Facebook page. Then it dawned on me not all Klutter Koach followers are on Facebook.  Hence, I will post the challenges here.  Each one takes 15 minutes or less. I practice what IContinue reading “The Klutter Koach’s Daily Home Organizing Challenge”

De-cluttering Your Home and Your Life

September 2017 was the first September since 1993 I did not enter a classroom to teach. In Klutter Koach terms, I de-cluttered the teaching profession from my life.  I had been wanting to do this for years and after last school year “did me in” I “retired”. I am now happily working a job that doesn’tContinue reading “De-cluttering Your Home and Your Life”

No Clutter=Easy Clean up

Ever since I received the news of our impending move (which thankfully has been pushed back a year) I have been on a quest to tackle every item in my possession to decide if it is worthy to be packed in a box. I am amazed how a de-cluttered thing here or there adds upContinue reading “No Clutter=Easy Clean up”

Second guessing and de-cluttering

I believe the majority of people are honest, decent, and tell the truth to others. But what about telling the truth to yourself?  Are you honest?  There’s that little voice inside that advises you. Sometimes it whispers, sometimes it yells.  Do you hear it?  Do you listen or ignore? How does little voice relate toContinue reading “Second guessing and de-cluttering”

De-cluttering a Hot Spot

“A hot spot is an area, when left unattended will gradually take over. My favorite analogy is of a hot spot in a forest fire, if left alone it will eventually get out of hand and burn up the whole forest.  This is what happens in our homes. If left unattended, the hot spot will growContinue reading “De-cluttering a Hot Spot”

All in a Day’s Work

“What do you do?”  This is a question with multiple answers. On the home front: I am a homemaker, devoted spouse, mother of 6, and special needs mama. Professionally: I am a former Spanish and ESL teacher now teaching English.  I had planned on “retiring” from teaching after switching careers to massage therapy (my lifelongContinue reading “All in a Day’s Work”

Managing Inbox Clutter

I had been pondering what to do with my too-full inbox.  Perhaps my subconscious was hard at work finding a solution when brilliant idea came out of nowhere. The problem:  What to do with the messages needing action like returning an email or following up with a job prospect.  I had been putting colored stars by so many things needing attention that my inbox looked like a rainbow.  I was overwhelmed.Continue reading “Managing Inbox Clutter”