Want to break up with your stuff?
I can help you.
Who am I?
I've spent the last two years reducing the possessions I have. I found that my life is better with less. I want to help others declutter what they don't need.
What do I do?
My approach is to start by working with you to identify and discard the inessential from your home. I firmly believe that discarding first is the likeliest way to ensure that your home reorganization sticks. But, I also know that discarding is really hard. I will help you through discarding in a non-judgmental way with strategies and tactics that have worked for me. Then, we will work together to put what you keep back into your home in a practical way.
For how much?
I will come to your Seattle home and work with you for four hours for $100. We'll spend that time working through what you want to declutter, deciding what to keep and what to discard, and figuring out how to best put what you keep back in your home.
How do we start?
If you want my help, fill out the form on my contact page and tell me what you want to declutter in your home. I'll get back to you and we can chat about how I can help you.
My approach: The Decluttering System
Below is the approach I apply to decluttering projects. We will use this framework to declutter your home.
My approach is inspired by Marie Kondo (“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”), Cary Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici (“New Minimalism”), and others, so you may have seen systems like this before. This is my version that I use day-to-day in my own life and that I can help you apply to yours.
- Take all things in an area or of a category (clothes, board games, etc.) that you want to declutter.
- Put them in a big, open space such as an empty floor or a bed.
- Pick up each item, one at a time, and decide if it goes in the keep or discard pile.
- Keep things that you use multiple times per month, that make you happy when you hold them, or if the government requires that you keep it.
- Discard almost everything else. If you can’t remember the last time you used it, if you feel queasy in your stomach when you hold it, if you’re on the fence about keeping or discarding it, and most things that are kept “just in case.”
- Keep-pile things can go back to where they started. Now that you have decided to keep less stuff, use this as an opportunity to reorganize in a way that is functional for you.
- Discard-pile things should be rehomed, donated, recycled, or trashed. Rehome things you think a friend or loved one might like. Donate things to Goodwill or post them to a “free” section on the internet like Craigslist or a Facebook “Buy Nothing” group. Recycle things if they can’t be given away. Trash things if you can’t do any of the above.
- Repeat and declutter!
An Example of my Work: My Own Home
Select Blog Posts
Find more on the Choose Less blog I wrote in April 2018.