Seasons - FAQ's - Featured Non-Profit
To Everything There is a Season
The way time flows is so interesting. We know that accountants are crazed between January and April and that environmentalists are focused on Earth Day, also in April. We've got holidays with their own special rhythm and now I can tell you that February launches the season of decluttering. Or of people wanting tips on how to do it. My public appearances, workshops and radio interview all took an uptick in February and continue through May. It must be that in January we acknowledge how stuffed we feel in all the ways (!) and start getting curious and motivated by February.
Here, with gratitude, is where I've been and where I'm going:
Mindful Self-Management Group Coaching Program for Adults with ADHD at the Perelman School of Medicine
Bala Cynwyd Library
G-Town Radio - listen here!
Rittenhouse Institute Library - Saturday, April 13th @ 3:00 pm
Montgomery County Library - Wednesday, April 24th @ 6:30 pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I really want to declutter but my husband (wife, kid) has so much stuff around but I can't because of him (her, them.)
A: When I hear this one, I ask these clarifying questions: Just to be clear, are you saying that all the clutter in your home belongs to others? Is any of it yours? Most often the response is a hearty laugh. We place obstacles in front of ourselves before we even start. Do as much as you can, model the process, communicate the importance of the space you have delineated and have a discussion about your home environment.
Q: I don't have time to go through all the paper in my house and it adds up so quickly. What do I do?
A: Walk along 2 parallel tracks. Make a commitment to go through the mail daily. Take the recycling to the recycling bin immediately. Place things that need attention in a designated spot. You can do this even though you think you can't. Then, address your existing stacks of paper. Make a commitment to do 10 minutes daily OR 10 pieces of paper daily. See where the trends are in the papers you are keeping. Try and set up a filing system. If you can't do it, drop me a line for one-hour coaching phone or zoom call or 2-hour house call to set up system. Commit to 10 minutes or 10 papers daily.
Q: I don't want to trash things but what do I do with them?
A: The easiest answer is to take them to any thrift shop. If you want to go deeper, see my list of list of places that accept donations.
Featured Non-Profit Org: Philadelphia Furniture Bank
Getting rid of furniture is hard so I was thrilled to find out about this organization. The Philadelphia Furniture Bank is affiliated with Pathways to Housing PA and will gladly accept your donations.I love their tag line: Because a Home is More than Four Walls.
Here is what they say: When you donate to Philadelphia Furniture Bank, your furniture goes directly to Philadelphia residents in need. Plus, you're helping the environment by recycling your furniture and keeping it out of landfills. All furniture donations are tax deductible
Here are their guidelines regarding donations. Don't wait for me -- make the call now.
Client's New Mail System
This client couple got a handle on incoming mail by placing these bins literally 4'" from the front door. One bin each for Mom, Mom and son and off they go!
This mall in Sweden only sells recycled things. It's stunningly beautiful and smart.
Passover: Liberation From Clutter
Client's New Mail System
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Gari Weilbacher's DeClutter2DeLight!
I look forward to meeting you soon -- Gari
- Virtual Ignite Delight Motivation + Accountability Groups
- House Calls!
- DeClutter2DeLight Workshop: Getting Started
- Mindful DeCluttering
- Office and studio decluttering for home or business
- It's here!! DeClutter2DeLight Handbook/Workbook
- DeCluttering the Mind LifeCoaching