Do you have 20 minutes?

We tend to do this thing where we overestimate the time a decluttering project is going to take us. Not only that, but we group all decluttering projects together into this one, overwhelming, impossible, mountainous task. Nope. Doesn't have to be. Not only does it not have to be---it can't…

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Fay Wolf
Decluttering IS creativity. (Whoaaa.)

Yes, I speak to creative folks about decluttering. About how the disorganized artist theory is a myth. About how we need to be able to access to our creative tools to easily create. And, among other things, how getting a handle on our digital lives can help us better communicate with creative collaborators…

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Fay Wolf
Free books, free movies, free spaces, free lives.

Years ago, I made a t-shirt on one of those DIY sites that just said, "Libraries Are Awesome." Not the wittiest saying in the world, but a simple fact nonetheless! Growing up, I used libraries not just for books, but for sheet music, CDs, magazines, and as a free spot to gather my thoughts in near-silence. As a 20-something in the pre-Netflix age, renting DVDs seemed like an impossible perk of just being a citizen…

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Fay Wolf
Unnecessary musical instruments.

I’m writing you from the sunny window of a 242-year-old public library in 30-degree Connecticut. My partner and I left California for a cross country adventure on January 2nd, and now we’re here to spend time with family for a while. But before embarking, we were on a tight schedule to prep our home for subletters. There's nothing like a hard deadline to get a space in tip-top shape. Or at least good enough shape…

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Fay Wolf
Are you in good working order?

On my quest for a deeper sense of minimalism, I’ve begun to recognize what small needs I require not only for my space, but also for my brain and body...the minimums I require day-to-day for a small sense of peace and flow. In the past, I’ve split things up into different lists of attempts and requirements — like a morning routine that’s usually too time-consuming, or a house cleaning list that I procrastinate on…

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Fay Wolf