Contain the piles!

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Here’s the first step to tackling your paper piles!

Get yourself a vertical container that will hold ALL of your incoming paper for a week. That’s right. You get to put it all in there and then process it just once a week. You can even get one for each family member, or one for personal and one for business, to make it even easier to go through. It’s not really magic, but it will feel like it is when your kitchen counter, dining table and desk are clear of all those stacks.

We recommend the mesh wall pocket.

  • It’s Vertical. Vertical = Action. Horizontal = Rest. Using vertical keeps active energy in your papers.
  • Wider at the top. This allows for what Marla calls “the fingertip flip” allowing to quickly find a paper you may need.
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Clutter Clearing your brain!

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A clear day begins with a clear brain.

Information is coming at us nonstop from every direction.  How can we make clear choices and decisions when our brain is already on overload. One tip for sanity is to claim 15-30 minutes each day just for clean out of all the build up and to give yourself a break from the new coming in.  Some of my favorite ways to do this are:

  • Sit quietly with a morning cup of coffee or tea.  Just let your mind wander where it will.
  • Do a BRAIN DUMP – write down anything and everything that is chattering away in your brain.  Let it out.
  • Go for a walk around your block and take in the sites, sounds and smells.  Let the earth clear you.
  • Journal in a free style format.  Let whatever thoughts, ideas or wonderings that pop up go down on paper.
  • Have a conversation with yourself.  Yes, just talk out loud and be amused at what is going on inside you.
  • Do a simple breath meditation just focusing on your inhale and exhale.  Set the intention that with every exhale, old information will leave your body and your brain.


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Choose the LOVE vibration…

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Fill your life with the things, the people & actions that you LOVE!

We all know how it feels to get the perfect thing. We love it so much that it finally wears out – that great pair of jeans, the chair that you just have to sit in every night, the sweet cookie jar your mother gave you.  Then there is hanging out with your good friend going for a long walk in the woods, collaborating on a great project, or reading to your child before bed. In this moment pause and bring up something that you LOVE.  Notice how it makes you feel.  Notice if you get a sensation of joy or lightness.

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Welcome to Clear & SIMPLE’s New Website!

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Clear & SIMPLE is shining a bright new light!

It is with deep appreciation, joy and amazement that we announce our NEW BRAND & WEBSITE.  Special thanks go to Sharon Benedict, Jeanine Mallory, Ann Webb, Sylvia Nibley, Cat Fishman, Rebecca Servoss and new partner in creation – Kate Fehr!

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at the Simply Mac Store

Everyday we witness the pain of people buried in chaos, clutter and overwhelm.  Our desire is to give hope. We are here to inspire you to clear the clutter of your past and get organized at last!

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Simplifying PROJECTS

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One PROJECT at a time…

Constantly telling yourself “I have to get through with this clutter and get organized” is stressful.  Here are TWO SIMPLE TIPS that could empower you to get the projects done!

ONE – Choose only one project per season

– For each season, choose one clutter clearing or organizing project and just do that one.  There is a different energy for each of the seasons and aligning with that helps tremendously. When you are finished, your only job is to enjoy the rest of the season by creating something new, spending time with loved ones, taking a class or just taking in the extra space to breathe.

Here are some examples:

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The Clear & SIMPLE Way to clear the clutter and get organized at last!
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