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Danelle Ice is an entrepreneur in Los Angeles and mom of 3. She is the creator of HomeEverAfter.com and SimDanelle.com. Danelle is also known as internet personality SimDanelle, the first virtual person. Danelle is a beauty guru on YouTube, vlogger, blogger, and new media darling. She is a current brand ambassador for for Keurig and previous AMD Tech Mom, Kraft Foods Delicious Byte brand ambassador, and Purex Insider.

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  1. Learn How to Write a Letter « Homemaker Academy
    July 31, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    […] Declutter Your Home […]

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  2. Rebekah
    August 3, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    Thank you for the great blog and posts! I am really looking forward to this guide. I read how when you started decluttering in preparation for your move, you felt you already were pretty conservative in the number of your possessions. This is how I feel. I declutter regularly as a part of housekeeping, and I have been through absolutely everything in the house. Still, I need to find a way to declutter more. We are a family of 4 in a three bedroom 1333 square foot house. One bedroom is my piano teaching studio, and I need to turn it into a bedroom for my 7 year old son. My daughter is 10, soon to be 11, and while it has been fine for them to share thus far, at some point soon, I’d like for them to have their own rooms. My biggest problem is the piano studio closet. It is a narrow closet housing three bookcases inside. The shelves are full of homeschool books, photo albums, music books, Bible study reference books, and CDs. Because I have been through everything, I am at a loss. I need an objective perspective. I no longer know what to get rid of. I like how you shared that at some points decluttering, you just felt like crying. This is where I am.

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    • Danelle Ice
      August 3, 2012 @ 10:57 pm

      @Rebekah: Having just been through this, I know how you feel. You’ll be happy to know that we scaled down so much that we went from a 5 bedroom house to a 2 bedroom apartment! The guide definitely has some tips and objective bullet lists to go through, but I have a recommendation that is even before and more important than that. First, pray. Pray specifically for guidance on decluttering the things you have already been through. I found that God would put scriptures in my mind, and I would run and look them up, and think to myself, “Wow. Those words seem to specifically apply to what I just asked about.

      I know that God told me to get rid of 10% of my stuff. I ended up with a lot less than 90% when all was done and it was time to move! Hang in there and read the guide as it is released on Home Ever After. It seemed pointless to put it all out there up front since this is a process which takes time and is emotionally very draining. Let us know how your decluttering project is going. May God bless your de-materializing!

      Danelle

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  3. Rebekah
    August 5, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    Pray. Oh my goodness, thank you for that advice. I am wondering how I missed something so obvious. I have been trying to find peace of mind in having less, but God alone is the source of peace. I am seeing that I don’t want to make minimalism or simpicity my ultimate goal, but I want to have a home that is what God wants it to be. Thank you, this is exactly what I needed to hear.

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  4. KC
    October 27, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    I know this is an older posting, but I’d love to read more/all of the guide! Anyway to do that???

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    • Danelle Ice
      October 27, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

      It’s coming, don’t worry! Thanks for your patience!

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