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Articles related to decluttering your home and life. Touches on minimalism and subsistence lifestyles. Also includes articles related to how to sell or donate goods you no longer need.


Goodwill Smackdown: How to Sell Clothes on Ebay

Recently, after visiting a local Goodwill store, I saw a really nice Abercrombie and Fitch hooded sweatshirt. It was selling for $3.59, and I thought to myself, “I wonder if I could sell this online.” I left the store without purchasing the sweatshirt but checked online, and more than a hundred of the same sweatshirts

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How Much Money Are You Sitting On?

Yesterday I came across an article on MarketWatch talking about how American’s are sitting on about $34 billion worth of old cell phones. iPhone’s alone account for about $9 billion of that sum. So, what’s the deal? Why are so many of us sitting on money we could be saving or using for other purposes?

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Into the Wild – A Glimpse into Extreme Minimalism

Have you ever seen the movie, “Into the Wild”? I first saw this movie in 2007, and was blown away by Christopher McCandless abandonment of societal things. Possessions that tied him down, which he was willing to give up like no one else. I was captivated by this, because I’d never seen anyone willing to

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Are You a Digital Hoarder?

I’m sure many of you have seen the show, Hoarders about people who are basically pack-rats and can barely move around in their own homes. Many of the episodes are pretty tough to watch as the hoarder hasn’t cleaned in eons and there’s generally animals around the place – and well –  you get the

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Minimalism with Joshua Becker – part 2

Earlier this week I posted part one of my interview with Joshua Becker on minimalism. Here is the second part of that interview. Do you think technology can help or hurt us in becoming a minimalist? “Both. I think we are in a great period of time where technology can limit the amount of stuff

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How to Declutter Your Home

My family and I are always looking for ways to declutter our homes and living a simpler lifestyle. With that comes the removal of stuff and organization of the possessions we want to keep. For my kids, I think it’s extremely beneficial to live in a home that is 1) free from clutter, 2) that

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Uncluttering partners – how to get extra motivation to clean

Having a hard time getting motivated to clean a room in your house? I can definitely relate. As of late my wife has been on a cleaning rampage. Thanks to fellow blog,, it has provided my wife and one of her friends some extra motivation to tackle rooms together. Over the past two weeks they created

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Minimalist Lifestyle – Six Steps to Unclutter

The term living a minimalist lifestyle is a new term to me and frankly is one that intrigues me. My wife and I are continually looking for ways to declutter our home and make living for us and our kids simpler. In our lives it seems like we go through peaks and valleys. Where there

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Home Organizing Tips to Save Time and Money

With springtime in full swing its got many people in the mood to do a little spring cleaning. Here are a few tips to help motivate you to do a little spring cleaning and save a few bucks through home organization. Manage your mail. Everyday you receive mail and often it gets thrown about the

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