Sentimental Hoarding


You may not be able to tell from this photograph, but this tub of margarita salt was 18 years old when my husband and I finally agreed that it needed to be replaced this past summer. Neither of us had had the heart to toss it, even though it was split and cracked, and the […]

The United States of Clutter

I hope Aunt Trixie will forgive me for not getting permission to use her photo on my blog, but really she wouldn’t even know what a blog is and it would be too hard to explain. I value her privacy, but I just have to trust that there’s no reason why I should worry about […]

Got 15 minutes?

This is a rerun of a previously published post. Reruns are great, right? Especially if you didn’t see it the first time around. I’ll be back tomorrow with a brand-new post. Whether you’re decluttering your house, trying to go green, save money, get organized, or all of the above, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. The […]

Buy Nothing New mid-year report

Yesterday I realized that I’m exactly halfway through my year of following The Compact. As I looked at a couple of my first posts, I couldn’t believe how differently things have gone from what I expected when I embarked upon this journey. The woman who set off on a panicked shopping spree for the perfect […]