For all in the book biz, Publisher’s Weekly (PW) is a BIG DEAL! Getting a REVIEW by PW is an even BIGGER DEAL. So, even though we’ve shared our excitement about this via social media, we just had to go on record with this. … ‘stuffologists’ Avadian and Riddle have spent a lifetime dealing with […]
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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
Last week, I cancelled my satellite TV subscription. Two years ago, I suspended service for two to three months. Since then, I wanted to let go of subscription TV but hit a roadblock—my husband. When he suggested giving up TV completely, recently, I jumped and cancelled our service. The following day, I received an unexpected […]
During the late sixties, I had a couple of pen pals. During the summer months, we’d keep in touch by writing letters to one another on pretty stationary. Since their stationary looked better than mine did, I made up for it with my calligraphy-like penmanship in different colors. We’ll come back to the good old […]
The truth is my husband and I archive our records once every three years. Thirty-six months of accumulated paperwork is all our file cabinets can handle. By this time, our files have grown so full that even the hanging folders lose their grip and collapse from the weight of being overstuffed. It’s also about this […]
Photos, PHOTOS, when do they become Digital Clutter? In STUFFology 101, we write about digital clutter the kind that harmlessly takes up residence on your smartphone, tablet, or hard or external drive. On the cluttergories page, we define digital clutter as anything in virtual form—such as photos stored in our computers, a backlog of emails, or too […]
After 126 years, the Rose Bowl float decorators know how to prevent clutter. My husband and I visited the first day of decorating (December 27) and watched with awe as teams of volunteers carefully trimmed just the right colored petals from dried flowers, while others added glue to affix aromatic coconut flakes onto gigantic flowers. […]
I have to admit, of the hundreds of reviews my nine books have received, none compares to THIS ONE. Dr. Nancy B. Irwin, PsyD, C.Ht., Therapist/Hypnotherapist/Speaker/Author recently married. After her honeymoon, she sent me this email: From: Nancy Irwin Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:41 PM To: Brenda Avadian Subject: Loved it! Hey Brenda: I […]
“Letting GO is hard to do,” says STUFFologist, Eric Riddle as he relates three distinctly different experiences he’s had with each of his three daughters. View Daddy’s tug-of-war of emotions as he learns to let go. Video taken at Toastmasters Division Contest April 2014. “What does that mean, at the end of the day, is […]
Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back by Brooks Palmer (2009) remains one of those down-to-earth titles written by one who’s served in the trenches of physical and emotional clutter. In fact, it remains one of the more psychologically insightful works on clutter. Palmer writes (paraphrased): 75% of what’s in our homes is […]
I can play pool now that we moved that stuff, Into Beth’s room temporarily, looking pretty rough. Not actually a solution, but it works for now, Need to figure out a better way somehow. But now that room is a mess, Causing me grief, I must confess. Procrastination only increases the clutter everywhere. I prefer […]
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