Brijit: An uncluttered way to get quality information

An Unclutterer reader recently directed me to a website called Brijit (pronounced bridge-it). After doing a Google search about the site, I decided the link wasn’t spam or anything dodgy, and clicked through on the link to learn more about it.

The site, at its core, is a news aggregator. But, unlike other news aggregators, it only focuses on long-form content in magazines and newspapers. The site provides a 100 word summary of the article and a link to the original source if you decide you want to read the full work.

You can access the content on the site, or subscribe to RSS feeds. I subscribed to the “Home” feed, and I have been very impressed by the quality of the articles and their frequency (one to three a day, which is a manageable number). In addition to subscribing to topic feeds, you also can subscribe to specific news sources.

I’ve been subscribing to Brijit for three weeks now, and I feel that it is a simple, uncluttered way to stay informed. It also keeps paper out of my house, which is another benefit. I’ve found it to be a valuable resource and wanted to share it with you.

Unclutterer in the news

Last week was a great press week for Unclutterer. If you missed these articles when they first appeared, feel welcome to check them out now:

A big welcome to anyone who may have found our website through any of these articles!


I also want to mention that over on Real Simple last week, I produced an intensive, two-part, spring cleaning series. If the warmer weather is motivating you to get active in your home, then these articles are for you.

Unclutter on The Simple Dollar and a (sort of) new e-mail feed!

Our month of sharing is continuing in full force, and today you can read more information from us on The Simple Dollar. The article, titled The Connections Between Mental, Physical, and Financial Clutter, explores mindful consumption and the benefits of not running on automatic pilot. Please check it out and leave a comment to let us know what you think!

While I have your attention, I also wanted to let you know that you can now Subscribe to Unclutterer by e-mail. If you don’t read our blog through an RSS feed reader, you might think about an e-mail subscription. We’ve added a permanent link to our e-mail feed in the middle column in the group of links immediately under our welcome statement. It actually turns out we’ve had an e-mail feed since we started the site last year, but none of us knew about it. More than 500 of our daily readers, in fact, have been receiving it! It wasn’t until we went to create the feed that we discovered its existence. We’re baffled, but excited that we can publicly share it with everyone. This link might also be good to share with others who you know don’t use a feed reader but could enjoy our site through e-mail, so please feel welcome to share it!

Introducing the Real Simple widget

On Wednesday, the amazing Unclutterer programmers launched our Real Simple Widget on our site. Have you seen it? It’s in the middle column immediately below the categories list. You have to scroll a bit, but it’s there!

If you click on the words Real Simple in the widget, they will take you to the Simply Stated: Home community. If you click on a headline, it will take you to the specific post. Two Unclutterer posts are listed at a time, with the top one being our most recent work.

I want to strongly encourage everyone to add the RSS feed to their feed readers. This way you can get our content automatically. To subscribe to the feed of only Unclutterer posts from the Real Simple site, go here. To subscribe to the whole Simply Stated: Home community, go here.

Now that the Real Simple widget is in place and we have a specific Unclutterer RSS feed, I’m planning to stop writing post notifications in our main content. So, if you want to continue to read our Unclutterer posts on the Real Simple website, you’ll want to use the widget or subscribe to the feed.

Please drop me a line in the comments if you have any questions about subscribing to the RSS feed or discover any bugs while using the widget. Also, if you want me to keep posting regular notifications for the Real Simple posts, I’d like to know that, too. Thank you to all of our readers for taking the time and effort to read us throughout the internet, we greatly appreciate it! lists Unclutterer as a top life hack blog yesterday listed Unclutterer as a top life hack blog on the internet. We’re excited and humbled by our naming (currently listed as number five in the category!) and want to thank the site’s creators — Guy Kawasaki, Will Mayall, and Kathryn Henkens. The majority of the blogs listed in this category are what appear in my RSS feed program, the blogs I look to for trends and inspiration, and so we’re honored to sit with them on the site. From Alltop’s about page:

You can think of an Alltop site as a “dashboard,” “table of contents,” or even a “digital magazine rack” of the Internet. To be clear, Alltop sites are starting points — they are not destinations per se. The bottom line is that we are trying to enhance your online reading by both displaying stories from the sites that you’re already visiting and helping you discover sites that you didn’t know existed. In this way, our goal is the “cessation of Internet stagnation.”

Be sure to check out the main page of Alltop to explore other blogs considered by this group of whiz kids to be the top in their categories. They’re fun to explore if you have some extra minutes on your hands or want to take a break and relax.

Month of Sharing: Unclutterer all over the internet!

We hope that you enjoyed Elysa from GenPink’s earlier guest post on our site. Now, head on over to GenPink to read our guest post! Elysa is doing an amazing ABCs project (we’re “O” for “Organizing”) with 26 guest writers, and it has been great fun watching each letter unfold. So stop making excuses and get on over there! Go on, go!

Don’t let your web surfing stop there, however. Unclutterer also appears today on Planet Green’s website discussing environmentally friendly alternatives to sticky notes. Planet Green will have a guest post on our site on Wednesday, so be sure to stay tuned for it.

And, while I still have your attention, here are a few more random items:

  1. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  2. Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal on why the size of your computer monitor affects your productivity.
  3. Read about the Ultimate Unclutterer here. He’s selling everything in his life — house, job, belongings, friendships — on ebay after a bad divorce. He wants to start over with no ties to his past.
  4. Happy birthday to my sister-in-law referenced in the GenPink article!

‘Tips to maintain focus while you organize’ over on Real Simple

We are still working out the kinks with the permanent Real Simple badge in the middle column of our site. The amazing Unclutterer programmers keep saying things like “not enough data in the RSS feed to do what you want” and “can’t sparse by author name” and “Erin, your idea is crazy” and a number of other phrases I have chosen not to comprehend. So, until we get everything ironed out, I present to you a good ol’ fashion post.

If you haven’t checked them out this week, please head over to for the following articles:

You also can subscribe to the RSS feed here.

Month of Sharing: Unclutterer on Zen Habits

A little less than a year ago, I started reading Leo Babauta’s blog Zen Habits. The name of his blog immediately caught my attention — Seriously, who wouldn’t want their habits to take them to a zen-like place?! A few months later, Leo was a driving force behind the creation of the Life Remix network, a network of which we are a proud member. Leo has energy, possesses endless insights on personal productivity, follows through with what he says he’s going to do, and does it all with an unwavering positive attitude.

Next Wednesday, we’re going to feature a guest post on our site from Leo about setting up a minimalist workspace. It’s an inspiring post — he even sent it to me ahead of schedule, which so rarely happens. Since March is the month of sharing at Unclutterer, I also wrote a guest post for Zen Habits, which went live last evening. So please, direct your browsers to Are you an unclutterer or a cleaner? and then stay around Zen Habits and check out his site if you’ve never explored it. You’ll be glad you did.

Don’t forget to check us out on

Programmers are working diligently to put a permanent link in the middle column of our site linking to our new, twice-weekly column on In the meantime, let me drop a gentle reminder that you can get even more organization tips and tools from Unclutterer every Tuesday and Thursday through the Simply Stated community.

Check out today’s “Five quick desk organization projects” column for a handful of activities you can do right now to make your office less cluttered. You also can subscribe to the Home and Organizing RSS feed here.

Unclutterer now appearing twice weekly on

Starting this week, Unclutterer will blog every Tuesday and Thursday on Real Simple magazine’s website. We’re the “organizing” voice in the home and organizing section of their new Simply Stated community!

Blogging will continue as normal here at Unclutterer — you’ll just be able to go and get even more organization information from us over on Real Simple’s site. It isn’t often that amazing collaboration opportunities like this arise, and we are excited to have such a similar-minded print publication as a new partner. And, the fact that its beginning falls right in line with our month of sharing is terrific, too!

You can check out our introductory post on Real Simple’s site here and subscribe to future posts through the RSS feed here.