“I’m cheap,” said my friend as she pulled the empty bottle of shampoo out of the trash. “I can get another two shampoos out of this.” “No you’re not,” I replied. “You’re ecologically minded. You’re green!” I added. She smiled, unbelievingly. Raised by Depression-era parents, she also saved everything. You never know when you’ll need […]
Author Archive for: Brenda Avadian STUFFologist
About Brenda Avadian STUFFologist
BRENDA AVADIAN, MA, author of nine books, was raised by a mother who could not say no to a free offer and a father who had “spare parts for everything.” She is breaking the clutter cycle in her own life by learning to say no and to let go.
Entries by Brenda Avadian STUFFologist
When one part of our lives grows cluttered, so do other parts of our lives. Hence, the term we’ve coined to describe various areas of clutter – cluttergories. When we think of clutter, it often deals with physical clutter—the stuff that makes us fear judgment by others. What kind of person do we become when […]
About a decade ago, I came upon “Nature abhors a vacuum” in a book on feng shui. It left a lasting impression upon me. If we resist this force of nature, we may gain control over the cycle of clutter in order to enjoy the unexpected gifts in life. At this time, I needed to […]
Letting go and Letting IN the World–an interview with Professor Dumpster. Jeff Wilson piqued my interest when I came upon an article in The Atlantic, last year. Who moves from a 3,000-square foot home to a 500-square foot apartment, and then down to a 36-square foot dumpster? What’s surprising? He’s an environmental science professor at […]
In this STUFFology 101 REVIEW, an older and little known work by Dr. Duckett entitled, The Mental Codes, contains the missing ingredient to our success. Remember the book, The Secret? Remember the book, The Mental Codes? Remember The Strangest Secret? They all sound familiar, right? Depending on your age, you may only have vague familiarity […]
Spring is a season of renewal. We plant the seeds we’ll sow in fall. It’s time to take a serious look around and do some spring-cleaning in the areas we define as clutter. Clear out the weeds so the fruits of summer can grow to their full potential. What are some of the cluttergories in […]
Friend and colleague, Ann Vanino of Moving Forward Coaching & Consulting writes in her monthly Working Happy Newsletter, “Clear away the noise and listen to what your heart is saying about your happiness.” Sometimes we need to clear the clutter—the obstacles to unencumbered living to release us. As we clear the areas of clutter in […]
The art of de-cluttering is similar to any other skill or talent worth developing. If you want to play better piano, you need to practice, Practice, PRACTICE. If you want to be a better basketball player, you need to shoot hoops and practice moves on the court. Whatever talent you wish to master, you need […]
While dealing with the STUFF of LIFE, we could use a helping hand with clearing the mental clutter swirling in our minds or the physical stuff that stops us from going after what we really want. When a helping hand is not an option, an inspirational reminder can lift us over the obstacles created by […]
It’s amazing what happens when we take steps to de-clutter. With tax season coming, we’ve run out of space to file our paperwork. My husband had removed older records from the filing cabinet, which made it so much easier to file current paperwork. Now, the IRS requires us to save the last seven years of […]
We won't define your clutter.
Clutter is unique for each of us. When we visit your home, it’s to visit YOU.
Contrary to popular belief, we won't notice, until you draw our attention to something. So relax and invite us!
If you have an area, you define as clutter and want our help, let us know!