Episode 46: Should We Force Our Kids To Be Tidy?

We’re living in a time where decluttering is considered “an act of moral courage.” But tidying is a far more complicated issue, particularly depending on your personal history and family personalities. In reaction to a New York Times piece on the (seemingly simple!) question of whether we should force kids to be tidy, in Episode … [Click this link to continue reading…]

Episode 31: Busting Through Paper Clutter

The never-ending nature of paper clutter — incoming mail, bills, and school papers — is both irritating and anxiety-provoking, and yet most of it can go straight into the recycle bin. In this episode of Edit Your Life, Asha interviews Erin Doland, Real Simple’s organizing columnist and author of the new book, Never Too Busy … [Click this link to continue reading…]

Episode 22: Questioning The KonMari Decluttering Method

Marie Kondo’s “Japanese decluttering book” has taken the world by storm. The book details the author’s philosophy about organizing and decluttering, and gives step-by-step instructions for decluttering one’s home. She calls her specific steps the “KonMari Method,” and promises that it will change the lives of those who follow it. Thousands of people say it … [Click this link to continue reading…]