STUFF-ication Relief

Make this the year to get clear! A Clear Place offers an entertaining and informative presentation using a unique “no blame/no shame” approach. Say YES To Less is a two hour workshop building on the concepts first presented in STUFF-ication in 2010. It’s perfect for brown bag lunches at the office, community groups or neighborhood meetings.  Click here to read more about the workshop. Click here to learn about private consultation options.

Jane Green on YouTube

Check out these raw (as in impromptu, unscripted, unrehearsed) video vignettes. Zoe from Seniors Homing Together is preparing for her SERIOUS downsizing sale and I stopped by to lend a hand and offer suggestions. She decided on the spot to record the visit in hopes of inspiring others to start clearing their stuff. If she can do it, anyone can!
 
There are 9 little segments in all. Here are two of them:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvkfUaizWXo&feature=player_embedded
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmQu-YFkcew&feature=related
 
SALE INFO: Zoe was a chef and is letting go of lots of cookware, cookbooks  – along with years of artwork, furniture, art supplies, electronics, etc. Her goal is to live life large in a tiny footprint. Yay! If you are in the PDX area, the sale is this Sat/Sun July 30/31 from 10 to 4 in NE PDX. Email Zoe for directions: zoevapa@gmail.com

Summer Light Show

Hints and links to brighten your day. This week’s mini-show features reading lists, donation suggestions, summer music and more. Check it out!

STUFF coming up!

“The thing I came away with the most was a real paradigm shift – I was able to think of keeping the house clean and clear of clutter as an act of self-care rather than just a chore. I think that will really help motivate my efforts.”  AH, NE Portland

Tigard Library sponsors STUFF-ication by Jane Green this Wednesday evening. 6:30-8:30. Free. No need to register. Bring a friend! Click here for more information.

Get Clear for Summer!

One Stop Sustainability Shop is hosting a special STUFF-ication workshop on June 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This class gives you one hour of STUFF-ication concepts PLUS one hour on how to keep your home clear and fresh for summer. Warm weather brings heavier energy … learn what to do to keep your place clean and fresh the easy green way. Eco-friendly prizes and take home gifts, too! AND you’ll get a coupon for 10% off any purchase in the store if you care to shop after the class. Registration required. $10 fee. Call One Stop on NE Alberta to register: 503-241-5404 or click on the bag for more info and to register online.  Hope to see you there!

Note: Grab dinner or a snack at one of the popular spots within two blocks of the store including Black Cat, Tin Shed and Fuel.

STUFF Sheds Light

 Love hearing from audience members who are putting the ideas into practice!  Julie G. writes:

“Thank you so much for the stuffication workshop on Tuesday 2/1 at the Beaverton Library.  It was both helpful and inspiring. 
 
I very much appreciated your brief history on how we got here.  The immediate post-war period in the U.S. was unique in that two major transformations converged: the advent of 1) credit cards and 2) mass advertising. Together these two innoventions ushered in an era of unprecedented economic growth fueled by consumer spending on products that people didn’t need and couldn’t afford.
 
Since the economic meltdown of 2008-2009, I have been amazed at government efforts to “increase consumer spending” in hopes that we can somehow get back to the halcion days of unregulated credit and out-of-control consumer spending. It was such a breath of fresh air to hear you give voice to the obvious: we will never get back there, and that is a good thing.  The future beckons us to spend less on “stuff” that we don’t need and can’t afford.

I came home from your workshop and made a plan for small incremental changes which I began today.  First books, then clothes, then kitchenstuff. This project of cleaning out which seemed so overwhelming to me before your workshop, now feels very doable.  Thank you!”

Stuffed Class!

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