It’s here! A Clear Place September Enews. Meet my feisty 86 yr. old friend and learn how she’s still making a difference; get an update and helpful recycling link from Earth911; get a quick tip on organizing your clearing and download a FREE sorting guide. And, in honor of Autumn – the season of letting go – get FREE shipping on ACP Wisdom Cards. All this and more. Happy Fall and happy clearing! View Enews now.
Clutter Still a Hot Topic
Oprah is still challenged by too much stuff. This month’s O magazine features another de-clutter special. The editors bring us organizing tips from Peter Walsh and a peek inside Gayle King’s closet as it gets a major makeover. And the queen herself reveals seven categories of things she has decided to finally live without – from head to toe. My favorite article in this issue deals with beauty clutter and the monster created by all the products we accumulate in our effort to look good. The numbers are pretty staggering: one gal had 169 lipsticks, 33 eye pencils and 39 makeup brushes. Another woman counted 40 hair conditioners and 25 shampoos. Whew! Find out what products made the cut and what got cleared out. Pick up the March issue at your local news stand. Online option: view excerpts from the “de-clutter” issue now.
Does your closet scare you? Does it brighten your day? Or are you somewhere in the middle?
This week, I get up close and personal with my own closet and open my door to show you what works for me. Plus, get a simple tip for warm tootsies!
A record 40 people attended last night’s STUFF-ication workshop hosted by Beaverton City Library. Clearly a sign that lots of folks are needing help with their stuff issues. Couples, friends, parents with adult children, widows, grandparents, partners … it was great to have such a diverse audience. Thanks to all who made the effort to attend and participate. Here are just a few of the comments from Continue reading
Oprah Gets Clear
Letting go of stuff is certainly a hot topic. From coast to coast people are starting to catch the wave of clearing out. It’s not a new message – just one that is timely and appropriate in today’s economy. We all have more stuff than we know what to do with and when our possessions start to dictate where and how we live … something’s gotta give. When I talk to women who are dealing with financial challenges, depression and/or relationship issues; it’s not surprising to find that their home environment is less than nurturing. Stagnant energy caused by too much clutter, worn upholstery, stained carpets, crammed closets and overflowing cabinets all contribute to loss of self and ill-health. It’s an impossible task to feel positive and uplifted when your surroundings are weighing you down at the office or at home.
Take a look around your space today and spend some time visualizing what you would like to see in its place. Start with a drawer or a bookcase and start purging. If you are one of the lucky ones who already has a perfect place, why not offer to help a friend or neighbor get their space cleared up? It’s amazing how we can lighten the load and brighten the world with simple steps. Overwhelmed and need some help? ACP is here to help. Contact your local STUFF-ication expert today! Read about our services.