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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Day 31 - Christmas Lights {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}


Before I jump into today's post and the end of the #NetZeroClutter series... I just want to celebrate something else right now.  This is my 500th published post on this blog!  That's a pretty big milestone :)  And how fun that it's on December 31st!

I had no idea when I started this blog 3 1/2 years ago that I would ever write that many posts.  Or that I'd even still be blogging.  Or that anyone would be reading it!




So thank you... my loyal readers... for being here every step of the way!  Whether you've been here since the beginning (if you have please comment and let me know so I can thank you personally!), or whether you've joined me along the way or even recently (welcome!), I am so honoured and proud that you take time out of your lives to join me in this little part of the blogisphere.

Thank you for sharing your decluttering and organizing journeys with me... through comments here... or on social media... or in the 365 Items in 365 Days Facebook group.  Hearing your stories makes my day.  All the time.

So thanks!  Have yourself a bit of cake today to celebrate with me :)

OK... on to today's post!


365 Items in 365 Days: My November / December Update




How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 365th day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 365 items by now!  But don't worry about that if you've just started.  Just jump in!  It's always a good time to declutter :)

Today I'll be sharing what I've decluttered since my last update in early November. By doing these updates I hope to give you ideas of things you can purge from your home!

Much of my decluttering during this period has been documented throughout the #NetZeroClutter series, so after I talk about what I decuttered in November, I'll wrap my totals for the whole year.


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day 30 - More Decorations {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering more holiday decorations.


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Day 29 - Tree Ornaments {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your tree ornaments.


Monday, December 28, 2015

Day 28- More Clothing {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering more clothing now that you know what you've received for Christmas.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Day 27 - More Toys, Games, and Puzzles {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering more toys, games, puzzles, etc. now that you know what gifts your kids received for Christmas.


Saturday, December 26, 2015

Day 26 - Duplicate or Unwanted Gifts {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering any duplicate or unwanted gifts your or your family members received.


Friday, December 25, 2015

Day 25 - Boxes and Gift Wrap {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Merry Christmas!!!  I know decluttering is probably the last thing on your mind today so I'll keep this short :)

Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your empty boxes and gift wrap.


Merry Christmas 2015!




It's Christmas!  Yay!!  There's always a big rush to finish things, but once it's done I love the actual celebrating part.  So do my kids :)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Day 24 - Shoes and Boots {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your shoes and boots.


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Day 23 - Coats {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your coats and jackets.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Day 22 - Food Storage Containers {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your food storage containers.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Decorating a Special Christmas Tree!




I had a wonderful opportunity this month to choose a charity that needed a Christmas tree and then decorate a tree donated by ChristmasTreeMarket.com.

I chose the Peel Family Shelter, a local shelter that provides safe, secure short-term accommodation to families that are in a housing crisis.  After a few discussions with staff members, we decided to decorate the tree at a time when the kids from the shelter could help.

Day 21 - Holiday Dishes {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your holiday dishes.


Sunday, December 20, 2015

Day 20 - Your Clothing {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your clothing.


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Day 19 - Kitchen Counters {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your kitchen counters.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Day 18 - Living Room Table {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your living room or family room table (or whatever surface is cluttered in an area you'll be entertaining guests during the holidays).


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Day 17 - Dining Room Table {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your dining room table (or whatever surface you'll be serving guests meals on during the holidays).


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Day 16 - Pantry {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your pantry (or whatever cupboards you keep your food in).


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Day 15 - Freezer {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your freezer (either the one above/below/beside your fridge or a chest freezer or an upright freezer or all of the above!).


Monday, December 14, 2015

Organizing Gift Wrap {Wrappy Review & Giveaway!}


Is your gift wrap disorganized and chaotic? Do you get frustrated whenever you have to wrap a gift? Organizing your gift wrap makes a huge difference!  There are lots of ways to organize your rolls of wrap, gift bags, tissue, and flat gift wrap and you should pick one that works best for you and the kind of wrapping supplies you usually have.

Today I want to introduce you to the Original Wrappy from Wrap iT.  It's a great way to organize your wrapping supplies!  And stick around to the end of the post because you'll have a chance to win one :)



Day 14 - Refrigerator {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your fridge.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Day 13 - Guest Room {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your guest room.


Saturday, December 12, 2015

Day 12 - Kids' Clothing {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering kids' clothes.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Day 11 - Electronics and Entertainment {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering electronics and entertainment.


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Day 10 - Holiday Wrap {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your holiday wrap as well as your wrapping accessories and supplies.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Day 9 - Kids' Books {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your kids' books.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Day 8 - Magazines and Newspapers {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your magazines and newspapers.


Monday, December 7, 2015

Day 7 - Large Toys {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your kids large toys (basically anything you didn't declutter yesterday).


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Day 6 - Small Toys {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your kids' small toys (you know all those little things they get in restaurant meals, loot bags, and last year's stocking).


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Day 5 - Baking Equipment {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your baking equipment.


Friday, December 4, 2015

Day 4 - Baking Ingredients {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your baking ingredients.


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Day 3 - Christmas cards {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your Christmas cards (the ones you've had for years and never sent out) as well as your Christmas card list.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Day 2 - Holiday Decorations {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas so you can end the month with the same number of items in your home (or maybe even less!) than what you started the month with.

Today I'm sharing tips on decluttering your holiday decorations.


Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Day 1 - Introduction {Net Zero Decluttering Challenge}




Have you ever felt overwhelmed during the month of December with all the stuff that enters your home? The trick I've found helps me is to declutter throughout the month. Will you join me in the Net Zero Decluttering Challenge?

Today I'll introduce the challenge and how it will work, and then each day this month I'll share some decluttering tips and ideas for different types of clutter or areas of your home that may need to be decluttered.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Would You Like To Be A Professional Organizer? {24 hour Black Friday training special}




I've been a professional organizer for over 2 years now and I absolutely love it!  I love the difference I see in my clients' lives after we've worked together.

They call me because they are overwhelmed with some aspect of their home or office and I help them find solutions that simplify and organize their space.  Sometimes that's just a closet that's not functioning well.  Or it might be a mountain of paperwork to go through.  Often it's their whole home that needs to be decluttered and organized.

Whatever the need, I work with my clients to let go of the things they no longer need, use, love, or have the space to store (AKA clutter).  Then we organize what they're keeping.

When we're finished, they not only have a less cluttered and more organized space, but they've learned how to maintain the systems we've set up.

This means they have more time for the people and activities they love :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Get All Your Papers Organized In One Weekend {Review}




Are you overwhelmed with all the paper in your home?  Think you don't have time to deal with it? Or don't know where to start?

You are not alone!  Paper enters our house ALL. THE. TIME.  And without a good system in place to deal with it, it can take over our homes.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Office Organizing Tips From Professional Organizers




Once again, I'm so excited to be included in this month's Professional Organizers Blog Carnival!

What is the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival?  I'm glad you asked!  It's a monthly blog post that professional organizers contribute to.  Each month is a different theme and includes posts related to that topic from several professional organizers.  It's a great place to find advice, ideas, and tips for the theme of the month.

This month is all about Office Organizing.  Whether you have a home office or a small business office, these tips will help you get organized so you can be more productive!

So check out all the tips in this post and find the ones that will help you organize your office!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How to Make Your Kitchen Feel Bigger - Use Items With Multiple Purposes




Do you have enough cabinets in your kitchen?  Do you get frustrated when you can't squeeze enough into your cupboards?  Do you struggle to get something out from the back of a cabinet because it's just too crammed full of stuff?

Kitchens are the hub of our homes.  We need them to function well.  But they are often one of the most cluttered rooms in our house!  No matter what size kitchen you have, it always feels too small.

But it doesn't have to be this way!  Today I want to share a way that you can make more space in your kitchen cabinets, so your kitchen won't feel as small.  You can do this by using items that have multiple purposes.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

365 Items in 365 Days: My June to October Update




How are you doing in the 365 Items in 365 Days Declutter Challenge?  It's the 308th day of the year today so if you started in January, your target is to have purged 308 items by now.  But don't worry about that if you've just started.  Just jump in!  It's always a good time to declutter :)

Today I'll be sharing what I've decluttered since my last update in May. Yes, it's been a LONG time since my last update.  I didn't post much all summer and then last month was the #DeclutteringFomAToZ challenge on the blog.  But even though I haven't shared my progress here, I've still been decluttering :)  By doing these updates I hope to give you ideas of things you can purge from your home!


Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 31: What Now? {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I hosted the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's been a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

You might be wondering, what's next, now that the challenge is over?  Today I'll share some tips to help you continue your decluttering journey so you can enjoy your home :)


Friday, October 30, 2015

Day 30: Decluttering "Z" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter Z!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with Z.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with Z.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day 29: Decluttering "Y" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter Y!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with Y.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with Y.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Day 28: Decluttering "X" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter X!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with X.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with X.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Day 27: Decluttering "W" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter W!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with W.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with W.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Day 26: Decluttering "V" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter V!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with V.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with V.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Day 25: Decluttering "U" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter U!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with U.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with U.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Day 24: Decluttering "T" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter T!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with T.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with T.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Friday, October 23, 2015

Day 23: Decluttering "S" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter S!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with S.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with S.  Join in the decluttering fun!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Day 22: Decluttering "R" Things {Decluttering From A To Z}




This month I'm hosting the Decluttering From A To Z challenge.  It's a fun way to help you declutter items in your home that you may not have thought of decluttering.

If you've missed any posts you can find them all here.

Today we're decluttering items that begin with the letter R!  You can declutter anything you want that begins with R.  I'll share some ideas and you can choose any of them that resonate with you, or declutter your own ideas that begin with R.  Join in the decluttering fun!