Keep Only The Keepers: Photo Organizing Basics

Keep Only The Keepers: Photo Organizing Basics

When I was growing up, there was a stack of photo boxes in the front bedroom at my grandmother’s house. Some were marked with family names, others were labeled “sunsets” or “to be sorted.” A box of my baby photos and treasures sat in my parents’ attic along with a...
How to Start Swedish Death Cleaning

How to Start Swedish Death Cleaning

We all have to go sometime. So does our stuff. Whoever coined the phrase “Swedish death cleaning” really needs a new marketing person. Death cleaning? Really? That’s the best they could do? Anyway, it’s a terrible name for a good idea: Getting rid of your excess stuff...

Sentimental Clutter: How to Let it Go

As a “Militant Minimalist” (my family’s title for me), I’m pretty good about letting go of sentimental things. If it weren’t for the fact that my family loves every dopey holiday ornament we’ve collected for decades, my Christmas tree would be just white lights. Like...