If your clutter has taken over your house you’ll want to read below

Get a handle on the clutter in your house by working together, breaking it down and following a simple guide

From: Beth Dargis, Simplicity Educator

Re:  Decluttering Coaching Group 

Attention: Overwhelmed individuals with too much stuff and nowhere to put it, yet unsure where to even begin

Ask yourself: do you want to continue to be enslaved to your clutter?

When it comes to decluttering your house, do you know where do begin and how to get going?

Or does decluttering go to the bottom of your to do list (which you can’t find beneath the pile on your desk)?

Or worse, do you start to declutter, taking everything out of the cabinet only to get overwhelmed and ending up with a bigger mess than before?

We all want a serene, clutter-free space to enjoy, but how do you do it?

bethprofilepicI’m Beth Dargis and I’ve been teaching people how to simplify their lives and declutter for the past 10 years. I first got organized and decluttered with the help of some online friends. A group can really make the difference.

My goal is to help you focus and have fun support to get your decluttering done.

Help, I am buried in clutter!

In 1999, I had just moved into a new house and had stuff I hadn’t even looked at for over two years. I knew I needed help. I went to some online support boards.

But, it took quite a few years to get where I am now. I would get sidetracked or move onto other projects, leaving half done decluttering projects everywhere.

I didn’t really have a plan. I was just allowing myself to follow whatever I felt like doing next. And it seemed nothing got finished.

How ’bout a plan?

So I wrote out a nice plan on what I wanted to declutter, when.

I think that worked about three days before it was buried as well.

I knew in my gut that plan was completely impossible to do given my schedule. I had such high hopes.

Sitting down on the floor next to a pile, I didn’t know whether to scream or to cry.

Where was the home I envisioned? I seemed stuck in this cluttered house, not knowing how to crawl out of the mess.

Seeing some light

I started to be very vigilant with my online organizational group. It was frustrating seeing some people, just needing a little support, and they were on their way to a less cluttered, more organized home. I took a bit longer. OK a few years longer.

I read books, made plans, chatted with friends until I finally figured it out.


  • I only have clothes in my closet that I love
  • My basement storage area has labeled boxes and I know what is in them
  • I have a maintenance plan so my house doesn’t get overrun (I took two bags over to Goodwill the other day)
  • I don’t have piles all over the place
  • My papers and mail are all caught up
  • My office, which seems to get cluttered the fastest, gets back in shape quickly


So, Beth, how can you make my house have less clutter?

Well, I’m not going to be able to declutter for you. You are actually going to have to do the work yourself – but not by yourself.

The group and I will give you cheering, kudos, and a kick in the pants when you ‘don’t wanna’.

You’ll also need the decluttering calendar, which is free. If you are on my newsletter list, you already have access. If not, you can get it here.

Your ability to declutter your house will depend on how much you use the support of the group, follow the simple plan which breaks things down for you and have fun doing it.

Because it is a lot easier to get motivated if you are having fun.

Not effort free

This is not an effort free plan. You will have to do some decluttering work. But, it will be in small chunks, not overwhelming. If you have time to get rid of at least 5 things a day, you can do it.

Warning: To see a pay off, the declutter group will require a commitment. The more time you put into it, the better the results. But, even if you only have 5 minutes a day, your house will be better than it was the day before.

And it will take you a lot less time to declutter your house than it did me, because you will have a road tested plan to get you moving.

What others are saying about the declutter group:

“I got more decluttering done during this class than any time in the past 10 years!”


“Taking the declutter workshop helped me see the areas needed to be worked on, actually making the time to do small steps and stick to my small increments as I felt accountable to the group. Lots of items were given away allowing my house and me to breathe. I feel better, have less stress and more energy! “

– Jo in Michigan

“I was so happy with the support and encouragement that Beth showed! Daily check ins helped keep me motivated in areas where I had not succeeded before. The difference in my home was noticeable, and I love having a craft area back!”

-Tamara Havens

“I’ve never stayed with decluttering this well before.”

– Cathy

“I have been a part of Beth’s program for a while, and one issue at a time, I make progress each time I join. It’s fun and encouraging to work together like this. It reminds me of my mom and aunt helping each other out whenever our families visited each other. They had fun and got stuff done!”

– Lois

“It’s reassuring to see others are struggling with it, too. I think it’s a good, supportive environment that encourages you to continue.”

– Emily

“What a wonderful program! Not only did the Declutter Club keep me focused and accountable, it was also there as a means of support when the going got tough. The Declutter Club was instrumental in helping me create a habit of decluttering. I am really looking forward to the next group.”

– Maryann, NY

How do you really want your house to look?

Ask yourself, “What is my ideal home?”

Imagine what your home would look like. Would you be able to eat at the kitchen table because it would be free from papers? Or are you enjoying a peaceful night’s rest in your serene bedroom?

Maybe you welcome friends and family for visits and they complement you on your comfortable home. Can you see your living room ready for company?

Are you able to get ready in the morning because you aren’t searching through all your toiletries?

Is your desk clear and ready for focused work?

Are you starting to see the possibilities of less clutter and more serenity?

Well keep it up because you are headed there

Just a note…

Working full time, with two kids, a busy volunteer schedule and full life, I was still able to declutter my home – and so can you.

I hear people complain all the time that their homes are cluttered and they don’t know where to start.

My jump-start came from a group and I want to give you that opportunity, too. But, this isn’t just a group, this is a group with a plan.

Would you like to be well on your way to a decluttered home in the next two months?

Well, who wouldn’t?

Keep in mind, if you play with the declutter plan, you could…

  • have room to move, live, think
  • get rid of more clutter than you thought possible
  • open your home to more people
  • begin to have clarity of mind and focus
  • effectively learn to make decisions about your possessions
  • go from despair to hope
  • learn to maintain a clutter free home
  • have room for you in your home

Finally, room for you and your family in your house. Having your home nurture you, instead of being an energy drainer.

How would you like to make more and more space?

Now remember, having less clutter does not make you a better person. It is not to make you feel more acceptable to others. The person that declutters most does not win. The reason to declutter is to make your home or office work for you and your family.

You could keep working with your home on your own. But, how long have you been trying that?

It’s up to you!

“You have taught me to believe in myself and to take things slowly, one step at a time, keep sight of my goals, both short term and long term.

Your coaching style was both nurturing and motivating, you seemed to intuitively know some days what I needed most. Your caring and understanding was so appreciated and it came from the heart.”
-Holly C.

What are your declutter plans?

Raise your hand if you have tried these before?

  • Cramming a year’s worth of decluttering into a day with nothing to show for it
  • Taking everything out of your closet, getting overwhelmed with the mess and then shoving it all back in a week later
  • Going through a pile then making even more piles with your sorting, which never seems to end
  • Reading a How to Declutter book, then getting sidetracked after a couple of days
  • Energetically tackling an area, then crashing with exhaustion before it was completed
  • Decluttering, with almost everything going into a maybe pile
  • Making a New Year’s resolution to finally declutter your house, only to find it December and the house looks the same as in January (or worse after a year of added clutter)


It’s OK, I did all of those myself. But, it is time to banish these ineffective methods forever.

Instead, let’s take the steps that really produce results.

It’s time for a systematic plan and a group to support you

You want a simple plan, that will integrate into your busy life and will solve your clutter problem.

So I have created the: 6-Week “Get a Handle on Your Clutter” Group. I love simplicity as most of you know, so I didn’t want this to be a complicated, time waster.

Instead I have laid out the plan step-by-step in an easy to use workbook.

And this workbook is only part of the system.

Fun support included

We will be using a private facebook group for accountability and support. Private, as in, no one can search and find the group. The only way to get to it is through me.

The chats are online in my chat room, so we don’t have to worry about noisy kids or dogs barking.

Join the “Declutter Group” as we take control of our homes. Wouldn’t it be great to say, “I have this object that I just don’t know whether to toss or save…” And get help making that decision.

Of course, I am available and would love to coach you one on one: but that would be over $300 for the two months of coaching.

I want as many people as possible to enjoy living in their homes, so you can enroll in the 6-week decluttering program for $47.00. My guess is that you have already spent more than that in decluttering books over the years, but your house isn’t much better.

The funny thing is many of the declutter group participants made more than $47 just by selling their stuff or uncovering lost checks.

You need a plan, plus support.


Want to find out what works for decluttering specific rooms and items? Also included are lessons on things like decluttering books, the kitchen, working with paper, and how to stop self-sabotage.

Printables to help you declutter and manage the home:

  • Getting Rid of Backlogs
  • Email System
  • Errands
  • Evening Routine Blank
  • Evening Routine
  • Having Fun
  • Joyful Fun
  • Morning Routine Blank
  • Procrastination

So what does your “Get Your Handle on Your Clutter” Group Include?

  • Simple Declutter Plan
  • Weekly Chats and transcripts for motivation
  • Accountability group
  • Printables
  • *New* My  declutter e-book as soon as it comes out

And to make the decision really easy, here are some bonuses

  • have room to move, live, think
  • get rid of more clutter than you thought possible
  • open your home to more people
  • begin to have clarity of mind and focus
  • effectively learn to make decisions about your possessions
  • go from despair to hope

If you have any questions please email me at: beth @ mysimplerlife .com (without the spaces).


Wishing you a peaceful, serene, comfortable home.






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