April 14, 2022

The Knee-Sprain Test

Part of our cultural indoctrination, one message among countless others, is the idea that there will be a period of time when conditions are not so favorable. When that happens, we are told, there will be a chance to do a few things that on a normal day you would not have time to do. This is the “rainy day” of English-language lore. And while there is a grain of truth in this idea, the opening is much smaller than we have been led to believe.

My favorite example for this is the extended power failure. The last time the lights went out, did you take the opportunity to wash all the windows in your home? Or did you do whatever important chore it is that does not require power?

March 23, 2022

Excess Supplies: Clutter in Plain Sight

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

The mere fact that the plastic groccery bag dispenser is filled to overflowing is a sign that something is out of balance.

March 01, 2022

March of Trash 2022

It’s time for March of Trash — the annual challenge to create a clutter clearing habit during the month of March. To simplify the challenge, it has been all put together on one page this year. Read the details, download the daily clutter clearing prompts, and follow the action at http://www.clutter.guru/marchoftrash/.