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Here you'll find videos, downloadable guides + cheat sheets, and articles fit for a king. (Just kidding -- they're for folks like you and me. ...Although, to be fair, some kings need help with decluttering too.) ...Have at it.
Here's a handful of past writings. Hope they make you feel things.
Try something new, why dontcha...
One of the reasons I write about decluttering and creativity is because they’re intrinsically connected — but not just because a decluttered space (and brain and task list) has the power to move us hugely forward in our creative lives. They are both also part of a much longer list of 'Shit We Have Trouble Doing'...
How To Be A Storage Weirdo
Calling all weirdos... Secret: There's no "right place" to store anything. Okay... I'm not advising you store, say, yogurt in the bathroom. Because gross. But beyond temperature requirements, you can pretty much do anything you want...
Decluttering Your Money (Or, How I Decluttered Mine).
It’s taken me hundreds--if not thousands--of false starts, budgeting attempts, app tryouts, and internal battles to finally feel like I have control of my dollar bills. So I wanted to share with you the three things that, since last fall, have completely altered my financial life for the way better...
Your own personal science projects.
What I’ve realized this year is that the word ‘resolution' itself doesn’t imply much more than, well, resolving to do a thing — which is basically just a thought, an idea, an intention. And look: intentions are a greeaaat first step. But resolutions don’t also imply action—which is what must come next. So I’m jumping to step two this year and calling them New Year’s Experiments. Why? Because experiments need to be run...
Uncertainty (+ ways to feel better).
It's one of the only things we can count on in this life. At the end of the day, that's a good thing. If we always knew the ending of the story, it'd be a lot less fun to play the game. But uncertainty can also make us uneasy, anxious, or downright terrified -- about work, money, relationships, health, legal matters, presidential elections...or all that clutter staring us in the face, day in and day out. Spoiler alert: the clutter isn’t helping...
I work a lot. A lot a lot. I’m the one in the group of friends who always has the “Can't, I’m working!” excuse. And hey — sometimes that is completely valid. (That book baby I just birthed didn’t write itself!) But if this is my answer more than 90% of the time, something needs to change...
Actually, I'm NOT sorry for the delay?
Scenario: I receive an email at 8am from an acquaintance / business contact who I haven’t connected with in at least a year. They’re writing to ask if I’d be interested in collaborating on a non-time-sensitive project. I reply to this email at 10am the following day and my email begins with “Sorry for the delay...” Why on earth have I just apologized??...
The saddest jar of tiny pickles.
There once was a jar of tiny pickles. Unopened and unexpired, they lived in my fridge. For months. They were bought by accident and not a type I happened to enjoy. So…the dilemma began. I thought, ‘Hey, I’ll eat them anyway. Like a GOOD PERSON.’ But every time I opened the fridge, I’d see the sad jar...
How Not To Prove You’re Cool.
...And while I could have satisfied myself with the 10-second search, I instead partook in a 20-minute black hole time suck, littered with bad intentions. You see, I quickly decided that the only way I could proudly wear the vintage tee and not be a complete fraud was to OWN and BE REALLY FAMILIAR WITH the original book. My “buy-something-to-prove-I’m-cool” switch turned on, and I was off to the races...
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At first I thought it'd be a little weird to give away my music on this page. Until I remembered that merging decluttering and creativity is what New Order is all about. (Duh, Fay.) Plus it's my website, and I can do whatever I darn please. So here are 8 free tunes for you. Because life's too short not to share. (P.S. If you'd like to sign up for music news, hop over to here, thanks.)
How To Love Your Rental
3 Bulky Items to De-clutter in 10 Min
Store Things Where You Use Them
How To Organize T-Shirts
Letting Go of Memorabilia
3 Ways to Use Vertical Space
me: put back the house tour and the book trailer. and say something.
And here's a house tour and the #NewOrderBook trailer...cuz why not.
ADD the NOLIG black and white down n dirty videos with a link to @neworderlove
2 Ways to Give Things Away