March 05, 2021

Clearing Clutter to Save Time

March of Trash asks you to take action on clutter every day for a month.

If you are busy every day, the time pressure changes your clutter clearing priorities.

March 03, 2021

Home As a Place of Power

March of Trash asks you to take action on clutter every day for a month.

Your home could be your primary place of power. If it doesn’t feel like it, the likely obstacle is clutter. Possessions you aren’t using don’t add anything to your feeling of power or your productivity. Instead, they sap your energy. To boost your power and the sense of power that you associate with home, remove some of the unused possessions.

February 28, 2021

March of Trash 2021

Many of us have extra time on our hands and have been spending more time than usual at home, wondering what to do. If this is you, then of course this is the ideal time to improve your living conditions by taking away the excess stuff from your surroundings.

At its core, clutter clearing is so simple it almost doesn’t require an explanation. The excess stuff is essentially anything you don’t use. Take this away, and you free up more space for yourself. With less clutter, you are likely to be healthier, happier, and more productive.

Clutter clearing is not usually quite so simple in practice, and that is where the March of Trash clutter clearing challenge comes in. Download and print the official scorecard to add some structure to the challenge and provide a way to track your progress.

The objective of the March of Trash clutter clearing challenge is to make clutter clearing a habit. If you can spend a few minutes on clutter every day for a month, then it’s likely you can continue that effort and eventually live a life unencumbered by clutter. Just downlaed the the March of Trash 2021 clutter clearing challenge scorecard to get started, and check back here throughout the month for regular advice and guidance on clutter.

April 04, 2020

Breaking the Shopping Habit While Isolating

Stuck at home with stores closed by a state of emergency, you might just forget to do any shopping. Or if the shopping bug keeps bugging you, now is an especially easy time to break that pattern.

During the coronavirus lockdown in effect as I write this, I know of many people who have stopped buying most of the things that they would ordinarily be shopping for. My own purchases in the last month have been limited to food, with a few exceptions in the category of entertainment. Most routine shopping, it seems, has simply been forgotten.

March 31, 2020

Gains From Clearing Clutter

March of Trash asks you to take action on clutter every day for a month.

One of the reasons clearing clutter can feel difficult, and why we may rely on March of Trash to focus our efforts, is that the emphasis is on taking things away. It can feel like a loss even though the physical thing you are losing is something you were never going to use. You get a more meaningful sense of what you accomplish when you can reframe clutter clearing in terms of what you have gained.

March 29, 2020

Family Time: The Ambiguous Clutter

March of Trash asks you to take action on clutter every day for a month.

There is a side of decluttering that is so problematic that I hardly ever mention it — but now is the time.

When you share a space with multiple other people — which usually means your family — ambiguous situations can arise around some of the stuff in the space. Whose stuff is it? You can’t always tell by looking at something who owns it or whose responsibility it is. When this happens, the easiest course of action is to leave the stuff generally where it is. Over time, this stuff can build up.

March 24, 2020

Decluttering While Self-Isolating at Home: Seek Balance

March of Trash asks you to take action on clutter every day for a month.

This post is especially for people who are home alone for a period of time and using the time to clear clutter.

March 22, 2020

Stuck at Home and Facing Clutter

March of Trash asks you to take action on clutter every day for a month.

This month, many people find themselves stuck in an unfamiliar place. They are at home, that is, and not just for a moment but for days at a time without the possibility of rushing out on a series of errands or to some other happier destination. People are almost forced to look around and see what their possessions are, and they may not be happy about what they see.