Tag Archives: decluttering

Breaking News: The Caterpickles library is no longer sorted by color

Six and a half years ago, Michael proposed that we organize all of our book by color. Changing the color of the books in a room would be easier than repainting it, he argued. And so we did. We’ve kept … Continue reading

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The Eight-Year-Old goes on strike

After a hard day decluttering, The Eight-Year-Old and her Daddyo collapsed on the couch in the Family Cave. When I walked in the room with yet another empty 30-gallon garbage bag in my hand, The Eight-Year-Old looked at me defiantly … Continue reading

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The 6:47s

After a hard day decluttering, Mommyo slumps at the dinner table and stares up at Daddyo with bleary eyes. Daddyo, sympathetically: “My Daddyo intuition tells me that you have a case of the 6:47s and we need to get you … Continue reading

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If it’s Friday, it must be time for another weekend update

Hi. I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve spent any time on Caterpickles. Looking over my past few weeks of posts, it kind of shows. So instead of posting links to a bunch of news stories, today I thought … Continue reading

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Not-So-Very-Wordless Wednesday: The Six-Year-Old Gets a Planner

(Normally I wouldn’t subject you to so very many words on a Wednesday, but I haven’t had a chance to post yet this week, and the words, they just came pouring out.) Regular readers know we’re in the midst of … Continue reading

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The most surprising thing about decluttering…

Is not how many miles it is possible to walk in one’s own home (if my pedometer is to be believed, 3.06 miles per day on average) or the fact that having a place to put all of her toys … Continue reading

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Holiday Madness & Other News of the Week

Greetings from the one remaining corner of my home where there is room to seat both me and my computer. I really thought that this decluttering stuff was supposed to create space. Instead it seems to have eliminated nearly all … Continue reading

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Decluttering reaches fever pitch

This year, I am determined to travel more lightly. I’m cleaning out every nook in our house, getting rid of the little extras that make dusting a 12 hour project. Three porch-sized donations later, I’ve got a fully functional kitchen … Continue reading

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Where to send your gently used books–if you can bear to part with them, that is

One of my favorite parenting/book blogs is Playing by the Book, a blog devoted to children’s books and the crazy, fun crafty things they inspire the author to do with her children (Bubbles and Spells and Books Full of Magic … Continue reading

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