‘Death Cleaning’: A Reckoning With Clutter, Grief and Memories

These letters are among the more than 500 responses from readers to our request for personal stories about dealing with their own lifetime accumulation of possessions or that of a loved one.

#children-and-childhood, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #grandparents, #grief-emotion, #love-emotion, #memory, #orderliness-and-clutter, #parenting, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

5 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Brain

Five ways to soothe a mind overstimulated by anxiety, stress and streams of information.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #habits-and-routines-behavior, #meditation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #orderliness-and-clutter, #psychology-and-psychologists, #social-media

Have You Had an Experience With ‘Death Cleaning’? Tell Us Your Story.

We ask readers about preparing in advance or cleaning a house after the loss of a family member.

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Tips for Decluttering Your Home

All that “stuff” in our drawers, closets and corners is a hazard, but there are ways to keep it at bay.

#content-type-service, #orderliness-and-clutter, #psychology-and-psychologists

Can’t Decide What Color to Paint Your Walls? There’s a Consultant for That.

As we continue to spend more time at home, we can turn to experts for everything from decluttering to choosing houseplants or even custom-made scents for each room.

#consultants, #content-type-service, #feng-shui, #flowers-and-plants, #new-york-city, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Pandemic Decluttering

With little else to do during lockdown, many people decided to do some good housekeeping, and thrift shops are booming.

#interior-design-and-furnishings, #new-york-city, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #salvation-army, #sanitation-department-nyc, #thrift-shops

The Year of Purchasing and Purging

The pandemic spurred people to buy. It also compelled them to shed their belongings and their old identities.

#auctions, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #waste-materials-and-disposal

You Can’t Take It With You, but You Can Put It in Storage

In rural places where there are few actual homes, there are now more teeny tiny warehouses than you would believe, all for stuff that won’t fit anywhere else.

#families-and-family-life, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #storage

Decluttering for a Renovation

Before the contractor can get started on demolishing my kitchen, I have to clear out the things I don’t need. But everyone needs a melon scooper, right?

#content-type-service, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #new-york-city, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

How to Power Up Your To-Do List

The free task-reminder app on your phone can keep you and your projects on track.

#android-operating-system, #apple-inc, #content-type-service, #google-inc, #ios-operating-system, #mobile-applications, #orderliness-and-clutter, #smartphones

Dressing for a Post-Covid World

Is it possible that a sense of style is one more thing we lost during the pandemic? Here’s why dressing to be seen in public seems so much harder now.

#content-type-service, #fashion-and-apparel, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Chrissy Teigen, Emma Grede and Kris Jenner Launch Cleaning Brand

Chrissy Teigen, Kris Jenner and Emma Grede have come together to build a saucy cleaning brand.

#advertising-and-marketing, #cleansers-detergents-and-soaps, #grede-emma, #home-economics, #jenner-kris, #orderliness-and-clutter, #shop-safely-llc, #teigen-chrissy, #your-feed-fashion, #your-feed-selfcare

Lessons From a Homebody

South Korean YouTubers are sharing the simple pleasures of keeping a clean, organized and food-filled home.

#orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #south-korea, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #women-and-girls, #youtube-com

The Joy of Watching Other People Clean

In this corner of YouTube, you can watch someone else clean the house — and you won’t be alone.

#content-type-service, #instagram-inc, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

Feeling Nostalgic for Your Grandmother’s China?

Two reality shows airing this winter grapple with what to do with our family heirlooms.

#ford-leanne, #hgtv, #home-repairs-and-improvements, #orderliness-and-clutter, #paxton-matt, #public-broadcasting-service, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #television

Marie Kondo Talks About Tidying Up in 2021 and Her New Product Launch

A partnership with the Container Store will offer a line of 100 organizing objects for people who ‘don’t have as many empty boxes.’

#container-store, #content-type-personal-profile, #kondo-marie, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #the-life-changing-magic-of-tidying-up-book

In a Pandemic, Even Minimalists Need Space

For a family of five, 500 square feet was enough until the coronavirus hit. Now they’ve upsized to an 800-square-foot two-bedroom.

#brooklyn-heights-brooklyn-ny, #carroll-gardens-brooklyn-ny, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

The Comforts of Clutter

Objects saved and accumulated can be a balm for uncertain times.

#california, #immigration-and-emigration, #morocco, #orderliness-and-clutter, #writing-and-writers, #your-feed-selfcare

How to Declutter Your Digital Life

If you’re overwhelmed from telecommuting for months, here are ways to step away from your devices and, just maybe, get to inbox zero.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #e-mail, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #smartphones, #social-media, #telecommuting

Instagram Is Coming for Your Sock Drawer

The Home Edit won over Khloé Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow with a particular style of home organization. Now a new Netflix show will showcase its high aspirations and “low bar” ethos.

#closets, #get-organized-with-the-home-edit-tv-program, #nashville-tenn, #orderliness-and-clutter, #shearer-clea-author, #social-media, #teplin-joanna-author, #the-home-edit-a-guide-to-organizing-and-realizing-your-house-goals-book

My House Has Not Kept Up With the Pandemic

We’re home all the time, but since no one is ever coming over, is there really any reason to tidy up?

#orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture

How to Contain Your Children’s Clutter

Working from home during a pandemic is stressful enough without having to constantly pick up after your children. Here’s how to avoid it.

#home-repairs-and-improvements, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #restoration-and-renovation

How to Organize Your Closet

You’re just a few steps away from a happier wardrobe.

#closets, #fashion-and-apparel, #orderliness-and-clutter

The World in a Jewelry Box

In a time when we are all stuck at home day dreaming of far-flung adventures, one writer finds solace in the accessories she collected as travel souvenirs.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #jewels-and-jewelry, #orderliness-and-clutter, #travel-and-vacations

The Clean Queen Talks Quarantine

What the “The Joy of Cooking” was to the culinary arts, “Home Comforts” was to keeping house. Now, five weeks into lockdown, it’s freshly relevant.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #home-comforts-the-art-and-science-of-keeping-house-book, #home-economics, #housekeeping, #mendelson-cheryl, #orderliness-and-clutter, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #quarantines

Tips for Remaking Your Space While You’re Homebound

Here is some inspiration to upgrade your home, no trips to the store necessary.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #orderliness-and-clutter

I Love Throwing My Kids’ Artwork in the Garbage While They’re Sleeping

Like a particularly aggressive strain of kudzu, your children’s artistic output will invade every room of your home if you don’t battle it back.

#children-and-childhood, #orderliness-and-clutter, #parenting

The Unbearable Heaviness of Clutter

A cluttered home can be a stressful home, researchers are learning.

#anxiety-and-stress, #cortisol-hormone, #orderliness-and-clutter, #procrastination, #psychology-and-psychologists

How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home

Don’t wait for a crisis like a broken hip to modify your home.

#accidents-and-safety, #elderly, #falls, #nursing-homes, #orderliness-and-clutter, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living