Tag Archives: de-cluttering

Beating the Clutter-Creators: Habits and Strategies

There are many de-cluttering schemes out there, and because I live in a small house with a fairly large family, I have gone through many de-cluttering events, from simple tidying to annual cleaning to outright purges. In her book Making … Continue reading

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Clutter-Creator #4: Stuff of the Past

We woodworkers are a nostalgic lot. Even those who work mainly with modern power tools can ooh and ah over an 18th-century highboy made by hand. Reverence for history is one thing that has kept me working wood primarily by … Continue reading

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Clutter-Creator #3: Stuff I’m Avoiding

If you find your workspace overwhelmed with clutter to the point where you really can’t work in it, then you don’t just have a storage-space problem. The clutter is telling you something about yourself, and it’s probably something you don’t … Continue reading

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Clutter-Creator #2: Stuff I’m Convinced Has Value

In my last two posts, I said that dealing effectively with a cluttered workspace is all about changing the way you think about your stuff, and I dealt with Clutter-Creator #1: “Stuff for Someday.” For me, the #1 reason I … Continue reading

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Clutter-Creator #1: Stuff for Someday

In my last post, I explained how the book Making Space, Clutter Free by Tracy McCubbin has helped me see that a lot of the clutter in my workspace isn’t going to be solved by getting more storage. I’m going … Continue reading

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