I hate clutter… really. Despite that, I still have it (and I’m sure many of you do too). The crazy thing is, I do get rid of clutter. Then it comes back, again, and again, and again. When we first bought our house it seemed empty; now it is full.
Many of you probably already rent or own a home. It might be with your fiance, it might not (if it is not then you have the added frustration of trying to combine your belongings). Either way, you will have to add your registry items to your collection.
It is insane how easily it is to quickly accumulate “stuff”.
Here is where Barb comes in, she writes a blog called Cleaning up the Clutter. Here is what Barb says about herself:
My name is Barb. I’d rather be writing and reading, but first I have to make dinner, declutter the garage, clean the bathroom, get groceries, do laundry, check homework, make Play-doh dinosaurs, feed the dog, practice spelling words, sweep, shovel snow, pay the bills, put laundry away, plan a den meeting, read bedtime stories…
She has a great post up right now on Victorian style spring cleaning. I can hardly handle “normal” spring cleaning! I must admit I have looked on the Merry Maids site to see the list of things they do to see if there is anything I am forgetting, of course, the even better option is to just hire a Merry Maid!
Well, that’s not happening any time soon so I am just going to have to learn how to declutter on my own. If you would like some great tips as well then you can subscribe to Barb’s blog via email or RSS. Give her a shot for a week and see what you think!
- Organizing Gift Cards with Swagg (budgetawedding.com)
- Cleaning on a Budget (littlepeoplewealth.com)
- Credit Cards for the Rich? (littlepeoplewealth.com)
- Spring Cleaning Shortcuts (homeownersinsurance.org)
- On a budget? The top do-it-yourself home improvements (sfgate.com)