This is a really big, deep couch. I feel like a little girl when I sit all the way back, my feet dangle, and it's hard to take someone seriously when their feet don't touch the ground. I loaded it like a baked potato, except I used rainbowtized pillows instead of broccoli and cheese. I used my easy pillow sham tutorial here, but you can also make them with snaps or velcro so you don't even have to do buttonholes! I love how a fresh set of pillow shams makes you feel like you gave the whole room a makeover for the price of nothing, well, if you have a stash of fabric like one ought to. ;) I am really trying to simplify and get rid of the detritus of life. I know I recently posted about less toys and "things" for our kids, but doing this "no new clothes" for a year has really opened my eyes. I'll post an update of how that's going soon. In the meantime, I second guess every purchase I make. Do I really need this? Do I already have something that I can use? Will I still love this next week, month, year? I find that I'm able to talk myself out of a lot of things, ha! How do you declutter most effectively?