The Joy of Less Journal: Clear Your Inner Clutter

I often hear from readers who have decluttered and decluttered and decluttered some more. They’ve streamlined their surfaces, ditched their duplicates, and pared down to the essentials. They’re thrilled with their newfound space, but they want to know…. What’s next?

And that’s really the question, isn’t it? What’s the point of clearing out all the physical clutter?

I’ll tell you: it’s to give us the time and space and focus to clear out our INNER clutter…

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My First In-Person Decluttering Session!

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I’ve been writing about decluttering for seven years now, and people often ask me if I do in-home sessions (like Marie Kondo). I never have—because even though I think it’d be great fun, sticking to writing helps me maintain a good work/life balance while raising a little one. However, when an Amazon editor needed help with her messy desk, I couldn’t resist. I packed up the family for a trip to Seattle… {Read full post…}

Peak Stuff

Earlier this year, Ikea’s Chief Sustainability Officer made headlines for suggesting that the West has hit “peak stuff”—in other words, many of us in developed nations have all the consumer goods we need and are losing our appetite for more… {Read full post…}

Giveaways and More

What a fun and busy book launch week! Thanks for all your sweet words and congratulations on my previous post; it’s been such a pleasure sharing this experience with you.

I’d just like to do a quick roundup of The Joy of Less giveaways that are going on. They’re all ending in the next day or two, so surf on over for a chance to win!

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The Joy of Less Book Release Day!

Today, the new edition of The Joy of Less is being released into the world!

And thanks to you—and all your pre-orders—The Joy of Less is now available in bookstores worldwide! Thanks to you, I got to experience a moment I’ll treasure forever: I took my daughter to our beloved Powell’s Books, where she spotted The Joy of Less on the New Arrivals shelf and shouted excitedly, “There’s mommy’s book! There’s mommy’s book!”

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A4 Printables for My International Readers

A special note for my international readers: my apologies for the US-centric paper size on my pre-order printables!

I’ve made a special set just for you, scaled for A4 paper. If you’ve already received your download link, simply reply to the email and let me know you prefer A4; I’ll send you a link to the new set…

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5 Days Left for Pre-Order Printables

I can’t believe the new edition of The Joy of Less will be published next week! (Where has this month gone?)

Today, I just want to post a little reminder that if you pre-order the book before next Tuesday (April 26), I’d like to give you a dozen decluttering printables to thank you for your support.

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The Joy of Less Book Update

In less than two weeks, the new edition of The Joy of Less will be released! I’m so excited and wanted to share some of the latest news surrounding the book. I’m putting it all in one update post—so if you’re interested, it’s all here, and if not, you won’t be inundated with multiple posts on the subject. Sound good? Okay, here we go… {Read full post…}

The Joy of One: Bath and Beauty

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For the latest installment in my Joy of One series, I’d like to talk about cosmetics, bath items, personal care products, and the like. Though disposable in nature, we often don’t dispose of them—opting to buy a new color or scent or formulation before we’ve used up our old ones… {Read full post…}

A Bouquet of Decluttering Inspiration

The new edition of The Joy of Less will be published 3 weeks from today!

To thank all those who pre-order the book before April 26, I’ve created a little bouquet of decluttering inspiration: a dozen printables with tips and photos to help you STREAMLINE your life…

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