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What Are Today's Interesting Finds? - v15

The newest installment (v15) of the “What’s Interesting?” feature is here with my latest discoveries that inform, educate, and relate to organizing and life balance. I’ve included unique and inspiring clutter-related finds, which reflect this month’s blog theme. You are a wonderfully engaged group. I look forward to your participation and additions to the collection I’ve sourced for you. What do you find interesting?


What’s Interesting? . . .


1. Interesting Read – Mind Decluttering

As many of you may know, I’ve been delving more deeply into the mindfulness arena and thinking about the relationship between mindfulness and organizing. One of the books I recently read was Mindfulness for Beginners – Reclaiming the Present Moment – And Your Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author and developer of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR.) While mindfulness meditation isn’t about clearing our mind of all thought, it does help to declutter the thoughts we are having along with improve our focus and appreciation of the present moment. Jon Kabat-Zin defines mindfulness as “awareness, cultivated by paying attention in a sustained and particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.” There is both formal and informal mindfulness practice. He describes how to engage in these complementary practices. He says, “Mindfulness reminds us that it is possible to shift from a doing mode to a being mode through the application of attention and awareness.”



2. Interesting Product – Essentials Decluttering

Do you frequently misplace your keys or wallet? Part of the clutter management process is establishing a “home” for everything. This is especially important when it comes to creating a place for our essentials like our cell phones, keys, or glasses. This cleanly designed Grab N’ Go has designated compartments to house essentials in addition to cut-outs for charger cords, and a space to hold pens and a notepad.



3. Interesting Resource – Things Decluttering

Bravo that you’ve decluttered your clothing and household items! However, now the items you’re ready to let go of are creating more clutter and piles. The Give Back Box is an easy, painless, and free way to ship your donations by UPS or the US Post office to a an array of charity partners that sell the items to generate revenue to fund community-based programs like job training and placement services and support financial education and transportation. Declutter while doing good for others!



4. Interesting Tech  – Cord Decluttering

The loose cords we use for our digital devices can create clutter in even organized spaces. With these easy to use and fun-looking leather “cord tacos” from This Is Ground, you’ll easily be able to store and transport your cords.






5. Interesting Thought – Life Decluttering

Clutter and the chaos that it can bring is part of life. Clutter also presents us with an opportunity to discover, learn, decide, reimagine, and transform it into something simpler and less overwhelming.







What are your interesting finds? Which of these resonate with you? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Come join the conversation!





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Reader Comments (9)

I love motivations quotes! My favorites are simple like this one. Thank you!

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEllen Delap

I love the Give Back Box - such a great idea! Simplicity has such universal appeal. It is interesting to me that we can all acknowledge the draw of simplicity, and yet continue to add physical items and commitments to our lives. It is as if we have a small conflict playing out inside of us which pulls us in opposite directions. My interesting finds this month seem to be small tips... like putting a lettuce leaf inside a taco shell before filling it up. If the shell breaks, you don't lose the contents:)

May 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSeana Turner

@Ellen- I'm with you...a quote lover. I collect them on Pinterest and also elsewhere. I like when the words are said simply but with a powerful message.

@Seana- You make a good point...that pull between what we aspire to and what we're actually willing to do to get there. I LOVE your brilliant (and simple) taco shell solution. That's why they pay you the big bucks, my friend! Thank you for sharing that one. Might make a good blog post..."How to Organize a Taco...Tips from a Connecticut Organizer!"

May 22, 2017 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

1 - I've always had difficulty clearing my head for meditation. I know of Jon Kabat-Zinn but have never read any of his work. This sounds like it could be an excellent starting place!

3 - I love the idea of the Give Back Box and look forward to them expanding the program into Canada.

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJanet Barclay

@Janet- With Jon's book, he also include a guided meditation CD. So it's a good place to start. You can read to get an understanding of purpose and background...and then experiment with his guided meditations. He has a great sense of humor too, which I really appreciate. One of my local colleagues told me about the Give Back Box. It would be awesome if they expanded the program into Canada. Feel like spearheading that effort?

May 23, 2017 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

I love a good quote, too. Also, the 'tacos' for cord control look really cute. I have a few clients who would probably use them just because they are so cute!

May 23, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Quintana

@Diane- Quotes are the best! Glad to know you're an enjoyer of them too. I've seen the cord tacos before, but never with such great designs on them. They're so fun that they are just begging to be used.

May 23, 2017 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

What a wonderful post-Linda! Love your interesting finds, especially the cord organizers and the Give Back Box. Thanks for taking the time to find and share these with us. Look forward to your next installment :)

May 26, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterLiana George

@Liana- You're most welcome. It's love being on the look for products, services, and resources that relate to organizing and life balance. You never know where or when something "interesting" will show up. That Give Back Box is just brilliant and takes the obstacle out of donating. The next installment will be next month with time-related finds. I already have collected a few good ones, but will be looking for some more. I invite you to stop back to join us then.

May 27, 2017 | Registered CommenterLinda Samuels

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