Hi. I’m Karen. I’m Facebook addict. Or at least I used to be. It was a mild addiction, if there is such a thing. Or maybe I came to the realization FB was a big time suck and I needed to DeKlutter it from my life. I had about 200 Friends, belonged to a couple dozen groups, and followed many pages. My original goal was to use FB to stay connected with close friends and family, get inspiration from quotes, and maybe find a good new recipe or two. However, I have spent way too much time on my tush in front of the computer screen not accomplishing those … Continue reading The How-to-Get-Unaddicted to Facebook Post
One benefit of de-cluttering is that it teaches you to listen to your intuition. Usually there is so much ‘noise’ that we don’t hear that inner voice. If you use Marie Kondo’s rule of thumb of ‘Does this spark joy?’, then you have to go with that gut instinct. When I’m Koaching, watching the facial expression in an indication of that first split-second gut instinct. The extra seconds of hesitation generally show an inner battle of trying to talk yourself out of that initial thought. See how happy this woman looks? This blue dress sparks joy. It’s a keeper. … Continue reading Ask yourself this question”Does this ‘spark joy’?
Facebook has a semi-new feature called ‘On This Day’. It is a stroll down Memory Lane to see what you posted on this same day and month in years prior. I find it interesting. While a nostalgic photo may bring back memories, what I find most interesting is how events seemingly are cyclical in nature. This goes beyond holiday celebrations. For example, On This Day (January 13, 2013) I wrote: “When stressed, eat chocolate. Is it possible to overdose on MnMs?” Presently, I am stressed and eating chocolate. On This Day (January 13, 2011) I wrote: “The captain is down…I hope the ship doesn’t sink. The first … Continue reading On This Day
How often do you ask yourself this question? Perhaps you know exactly where they are. You’re in the lucky minority if you aren’t constantly searching. Let’s say you know exactly where your keys are, however… Does this look your key ring? Or this? Can you find the key to your front door? Or is it like trying to find Waldo in a Where’s Waldo photo. Not good. Especially when you really need to use the toilet. I’m pleased to announce my key ring didn’t look as bad as either one of these above however I realized I was carrying around more than I needed. I really hadn’t … Continue reading Where are my Keys?
Oh my goodness, why is the Klutter Koach bringing up this classic children’s Passover song? It isn’t Pesach yet…first comes Tu B’Shevat and then Purim THEN Pesach. Well, last week’s Parasha of the week had to do with leaving Egypt. As I went though each child’s weekly questions from school, I’ll admit my mind drifted to thoughts of “Oy! It’s almost Pesach. Soon it will be only cleaning, cleaning, shopping, shopping, and cooking cooking cooking!”. Thankfully, I switched gears and said to myself “This year is going to be easy.”. Easy??? How can anyone think this will be easy. Time consuming, yes. Difficult, no. I have my shopping … Continue reading Pharoah in Pajamas: Getting Organized for Pesach
Just in case you were not sure of the topic of this post, it is on the topic of de-cluttering. Both in ‘real life’ as well as in cyberspace via Facebook groups, I hear people discuss how desperate they are to get organized. I hear so many women bemoaning how difficult it is to keep the house straightened. It does not matter if they work from home, work out of the home, or are SAHMs. Everyone has the same complaint. The solution is NOT to run to Ikea or Target and buy some organizer product. Why? You cannot organize clutter. You … Continue reading De-clutter De-clutter De-clutter