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Tina, Preston | May 31, 2019

I’ve become obsessed with de-cluttering. My children are now 20 and 18 and my husband and I are wanting to downsize in a few years. It’s amazing the amount of stuff you can collect over many years, especially when you have kids! For me, it’s been a bit overwhelming so of course I have turned to Idea Exchange for help.

I’ve read quite a few books on the subject. My favourites include:

Life Changing Magic of Tidying UpGet Your Shit TogetherGoodbye, ThingsThe Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

I went to a workshop before Christmas presented by a professional organizer (Adeilah Dahkle of Jigsaw Organizing Solutions). It was part of the Preston location’s Gardening and Beyond series called Holiday Organizing. It was helpful. I was inspired by Adeilah’s other workshop during Preston’s Eco Day: Junk Drawer Organizing – I finally organized my own junk drawer!

Recently I’ve also taken to watching documentaries. Kanopy has been great for that! It’s free and all you need is an email address and your Idea Exchange membership number to view awesome films. I’ve seen:

I still have a long way to go on my own way to minimalism but I know that Idea Exchange will help me!