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4 Obstacles to Decluttering — and How to Beat Them

Letting go can be hard, but it puts you more in control of your home's stuff and style. See if any of these notions are holding you back Full Story
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I cannot tell you how many families I work with that have serious psychological ties to things. I studied Space Clearing for nine years and it was a really intensive process. While the foundation of it is rooted in spirituality, it's also common sense. As the belief is that we are tied with strings of energy to every single thing in our space - wires, broken objects, family photos, etc. - it can be completely overwhelming to look around and see how much of our energy is just gone. After a deep cleaning, people always feel better. This is why. They've severed unnecessary ties (or so the teaching goes). I have sat and held a client's hand while she cried about the guilt she's been carrying holding on to things that never had a place in her home but were foisted on her by her parents. I've been mediator for couples having serious knock-down fights about the unopened boxes of stuff sent from unknown relatives that are "heirlooms". I have counseled couples on understanding that it isn't fair to assume their own children will want to go through life trucking boxes of stuff from home to home because they feel obligated to do so. Lastly, I am always dealing with at least one client family who needs "permission" to not save every single thing their children create (especially when the child is 4), knowing that they will soon be covered in children's creations that they cannot manage.

I am a much more ruthless editor than my clients of course, but having a person assist in the process does wonders. My favorite saying is, "Okay, have a moment, but then let's move on. Don't dwell." I think the the most serious example of this was a client who saved EVERYTHING from her wedding. I'm not joking. She had been married 10 years and I uncovered a huge box of favors never given out, among loads of other things, and I said," X, you already have HIM, and photos, and the life you live now to remember that day by. This stuff is really too much." She agreed. We saved a couple mementos, made a beautiful (small) box, and she was unburdened.
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Convert Your Tub Space to a Shower — the Planning Phase

Step 1 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Get all the remodel details down on paper Full Story
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We did this for a large unused corner tub. Our shower is so wonderful. Attached is the after and before photos.
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It’s Meant to Be: 10 Ways With Blue and White

Bring the energy and cheer of this classic duo to rooms with a splash of accessories or an all-out color wave Full Story
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Wonderfully presented! There is nothing quite as fresh as blue and white!
KEE Design Studio loves this combination, in any season!
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I'm obsessed with blue and white!
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