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The Clutter Fairy Weekly is a live webcast designed to help you clear your clutter and make space in your home and your life for more of what you love. We meet Tuesdays at noon (U.S. Central Time) to answer your decluttering questions and to share organizing tools and techniques, success stories and “ah-hah!” moments, seasonal suggestions, and timeless tips. To participate live in our weekly webcast, join our meetup group (cfhou.com/meetup), follow us on Facebook (cfhou.com/facebook), or sub ...
 
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In conversations about clutter, we frequently return to the concept of creating a supportive environment—setting up conditions for success as you work toward your goals. One key condition for success is having the right tools and supplies at hand. In episode #81 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clu…
 
Vacation travel means stuffing a week or two of your life into one weight-limited suitcase—or at best, into the cargo space of a car. In episode #80 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers pointers for right-sizing your packing to prepare for stress-free vacation tr…
 
Careful packing can save time and money and make or break your move, but how you unpack can set the tone of life in your new space for years. In episode #79 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers strategies for unpacking a recent move (or the remnants of an old one…
 
We’ve compared prioritizing projects to a juggling act, but with training and practice, decluttering can be as elegant as dancing. In episode #78 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers principles for setting organizing priorities to help you “choreograph” your work…
 
We took the week off from our live show, but we’ve put together a bonus edition of our webcast and podcast to respond to your comments and questions. In special episode #77 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, talks about clutter negotiations, e-mail bankruptcy, catch-a…
 
For people who struggle with stuff, clutter permeates every aspect of our lives: our space, our time, our emotions, and our relationships. In episode #76 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, we set ourselves a challenge: to identify and explain an organizing concept, is…
 
We constantly make judgments about worth, assessing and assigning value to our lives and our stuff. But our notions of perceived value can clash with the reality of our physical surroundings. In episode #75 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, examines value-based emoti…
 
The creative impulse is an essential human need to enrich and beautify our world. But clutter erodes the space, free time, and mental clarity we need for creative pursuits. In episode #74 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, explains key principles for organizing an art…
 
Our collections of decorative items can fall out of synch with our changing senses of style and the desires and goals we have for our spaces. In episode #73 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, identifies the behaviors that lead to decor clutter and suggests strategies …
 
Getting organized is simple, but it’s not easy. For your project to succeed, you need a realistic plan and a clear process. In episode #72 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, revisits the basic steps in the decluttering process and how to apply them to your cluttered s…
 
Dealing with our clutter can feel like stepping into quicksand—we’re stuck, helpless, can’t move forward, and struggling only makes matters worse. In episode #71 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, examines the many flavors of decluttering stuckness and suggests strate…
 
Our stuff can stifle our efforts to adapt to shifting circumstances, or it can support the new life we’re seeking. In episode #70 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, explores the transitions that disrupt our lives and suggests ways to adjust our thinking and behavior a…
 
We all have “must-haves”—things we think we can’t do without in our homes, but that can stand in the way of successful decluttering. In episode #69 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, examines the assumptions and expectations we inherit from our family or culture—or en…
 
The universe of available organizing solutions can be overwhelming. Stores that sell organizing products want to solve your stuff problem with more stuff. In episode #68 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, shares how a few carefully selected organizing products can mak…
 
Spouses, parents, children, roommates, housemates, and even guests who overstay their welcome can introduce extra complexity to our organizing challenges. In episode #67 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, examines these complicating factors and suggests ways to improv…
 
Wrangling the stuff required for the gym, the dojo, the trail, the beach, the picnic, or the pool shouldn’t be an obstacle to your health goals or recreational activities. In episode #66 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers strategies for organizing clothing, gea…
 
Habits are a powerful force in our daily lives, and the study of habits has revealed surprising relationships between our thinking, our action, and our “context”—our location and circumstances. In episode #65 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, explores interesting fin…
 
If we don’t plan and prepare carefully for moving or even temporary relocation, we waste time and money and make the project harder than it has to be. In episode #64 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers strategies for planning and preparing for a successful move …
 
Paper pileup often outstrips the time, energy, and enthusiasm we can muster for processing. Inboxes overflow, and the dream of an orderly filing system gives way to stacks, bags, and boxes of paper chaos. In episode #63 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, explores ways…
 
I’m delighted, proud, and honored to announce that I’ve won the 2021 Founders’ Award from the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). I want to thank my NAPO colleagues for nominating and voting for me, and I would especially like to recognize the NAPO leaders and volunteers with whom I’ve worked over the last 13 y…
 
Sometimes we make our lives harder by tying ourselves up in knots—confusing the problems we need to solve with our emotional responses to them. In episode #62 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers strategies for cutting through our emotional tangles to arrive at c…
 
Shopping can be satisfying, fun, and even therapeutic. But “retail therapy” becomes a problem when it contributes to the clutter in our homes. In episode #61 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, examines the phenomenon of “retail therapy” and offers strategies for keepi…
 
Spring in the northern hemisphere is right around the corner, bringing warmer days, more daylight, and fresh energy. In episode #60 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, looks at often-neglected areas of our homes and lives and offers pointers to help us spring forward i…
 
Tackling clutter is really two jobs: reducing the backlog of accumulated stuff and cultivating habits to keep the mess from getting worse. In episode #59 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers a dozen five-minute tasks to jump-start your clutter-prevention strategy…
 
Addressing the clutter challenges that our viewers and listeners face is the heart and soul of our efforts, and neither snow nor ice nor burst pipes can slow us down for long. In episode #58 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, reports on the winter storm that paralyzed…
 
Containing the day-to-day accumulation of clutter while trying to reduce a backlog can feel like a juggling act. But like juggling, organizing isn’t magic—it’s a skillset you can learn. In episode #57 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, discusses setting priorities, on…
 
Get Organized Month 2021 is now behind us. Are you running out of steam on your long-term organizing commitments? In episode #56 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers strategies for finding—or recovering—the motivation to keep your organizing projects and resoluti…
 
We often talk about how clutter disrupts our comfort, productivity, enjoyment, and pride in our homes, but in some circumstances, it even becomes a threat to health and wellbeing. In episode #55 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, asks questions aimed at uncovering whe…
 
No two people approach decluttering projects and tasks exactly the same way. In episode #54 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, discusses a variety of organizing styles and offers suggestions for identifying a decluttering workflow that fits your strengths and needs. S…
 
The changing seasons of our lives require fresh approaches to the way we use and manage our homes. In episode #53 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, discusses the challenges of finding ourselves with an “empty nest”—and of children or elderly parents moving back into …
 
Food writer Craig Claiborne called cooking “child’s play and adult joy.” But a kitchen full of recipe clutter can drain all the joy from cooking. In episode #52 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers strategies for filtering and organizing your saved recipes. We al…
 
It’s hard to believe there are only two decluttering days left in this very, very long year! In episode #51 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, offers 10 quick ideas—in the form of a countdown, of course!—for making the most of the last fleeting moments of 2020. Show n…
 
Season’s greetings from The Clutter Fairy family to you and yours! In episode #50 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, expresses our holiday wish that you’ll set aside a moment for self-care during this season. We hope a peaceful pause will leave you in better health an…
 
Our stuff becomes clutter when it stands in the way of other things that we want and need: relationships, fulfillment, comfort, safety, peace of mind. In episode #49 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, explains how to leverage clutter challenges as the inspiration and …
 
Does your to-do list shame you for what you haven’t accomplished instead of helping you manage your time and tasks? It’s easy to forget that the to-do list is supposed to work for you, not vice versa. In episode #48 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, explores sources …
 
One way to quiet the negative emotions that trouble us as we work to let go of clutter is to shift our focus to something more positive, like the thought of how our stuff might help someone else. In episode #47 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, suggests ways to light…
 
The most basic way to avoid a clutter problem—or to get control of the one you already have—is to stop accumulating stuff in the first place. By paying careful attention to our collecting habits, we can change our behavior to cut off the “fire hose” of new clutter. In episode #46 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer an…
 
The holidays mean family and fun, carols and candles, good food and gratitude, shining lights and festive spirits. But they also mean stress and burden if we overcommit, overspend, and overwhelm ourselves with fresh clutter. In episode #45 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, …
 
What does it mean when we give something away or when we decide to hold onto things? In episode #44 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, talks about ownership, gift-giving, and how our judgments of value impact our decision-making about what we keep and what we’re willi…
 
Decisions about what we keep in our spaces are often influence by notions of value—especially monetary value. In episode #43 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, discusses definitions of value and factors that complicate our thinking about monetary value as it relates t…
 
Feeling sentimental about our stuff is a big reason that many of us keep more than we can manage. In episode #42 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, examines the rationalizations we use to hold on to things that we should logically let go and suggests an approach to de…
 
In previous episodes, we’ve explored the feedback loop of clutter and negative emotions. In episode #41 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, examines how living in clutter reflects negative emotional patterns, such as distraction, resistance, and avoidance of pain. She …
 
Are there things that are objectively clutter, or is clutter simply a matter of style? In episode #40 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, explores the many criteria by which we may identify and categorize clutter for ourselves and the people with whom we share our spac…
 
Decluttering isn’t just a process—it can be a philosophy, a way of life. Our ongoing series, “A Decluttering Philosophy: Changing Our Relationship to Stuff,” examines the relationship with stuff from several angles. In episode #39 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, wr…
 
Decluttering isn’t just a process—it can be a philosophy, a way of life. Our ongoing series, “A Decluttering Philosophy: Changing Our Relationship to Stuff,” examines the relationship with stuff from several angles. In episode #38 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, as…
 
Decluttering isn’t just a process—it can be a philosophy, a way of life. Our ongoing series, “A Decluttering Philosophy: Changing Our Relationship to Stuff,” examines the relationship with stuff from several angles. In episode #37 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, di…
 
Decluttering isn’t just a process—it can be a philosophy, a way of life. Our ongoing series, “A Decluttering Philosophy: Changing Our Relationship to Stuff,” examines the relationship with stuff from several angles. In episode #36 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, ta…
 
Decluttering isn’t just a process—it can be a philosophy, a way of life. Our webcast series, “A Decluttering Philosophy: Changing Our Relationship to Stuff,” examines the relationship with stuff from several different angles, including positive and negative emotions, habits and behaviors, ethical and social questions, and practical approaches to ch…
 
Do you dream of a world without paper? The idea of “going paperless” has been around for years, but many of us still struggle to avoid drowning in paper. There’s not a simple route to paperlessness. Paper comes from many sources, so it requires a multi-pronged solution. In episode #34 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organiz…
 
Serious readers often collect books much faster than they can read them, and buying more books than you can read is not too different from accumulating any other kind of clutter. In episode #33 of The Clutter Fairy Weekly, Gayle Goddard, professional organizer and owner of The Clutter Fairy in Houston, Texas, talks about bringing the buying impulse…
 
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