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Top Tips For a Stress Free House Move

We’ve all heard or read it – ‘Moving house is one of the most stressful life events there is’ But does it have to be this way? I’m often called in to apply my decluttering and organising skills for a specific reason: because a client is soon to move house! It’s a big trigger for […]

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Is Your Car Left Out In The Cold?

Of those of us lucky enough to own a garage, less than half keep their cars in it!  The reason of course is because they are often too full of other stuff! But this can leave cars at greater risk of break-ins and even negate insurance claims. So spending a day clearing the garage may […]

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12 Surprising Ways Clutter Is Ruining Your Life

  Why do we hang onto clutter? For some, it’s sentimental reasons.  Shelves of books that remind us of a favorite university course. Hanging ornaments that were a misguided gift from relatives. Cherishing baby clothes that once fit our now-grown children. Or could it be, as some studies suggest, related to fear. Fear of deprivation, […]

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How Decluttering Let My Demons Out.

Tidy Home, Tidy Life, Tidy Mind. Anyone who knows me or who reads this blog regularly will be aware that I consistently witter on about the benefits of tidying, organising and simplifying your life. It’s not just about making things look pretty and it’s definitely not only about throwing things away. In fact, it’s never […]

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Are You Taking Care Of You?

  What does it really mean to ‘take care of yourself’? If you drink six glasses of water per day or go on a juice cleanse, does that mean you’re taking care of yourself? If you go to a trendy fitness class or take up jogging, does that mean you’re taking care of yourself? You’ve […]

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The Perfect Book For Babies & Toddlers?

When I visit the homes of my clients with babies and toddlers, there is almost always a large accumulation of one thing – children’s books! I think it’s fair to say however, that not all of these books area created equally. It’s hard to find something unique and a little different – something which might […]

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Make The Connection

According to Dr Brené Brown, human connection is defined as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued. My job is about so much more than filling bin bags and perusing the IKEA catalogue. As much as I love that stuff, my true focus lies in making a real connection with my […]

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The Oxygen Mask Theory

So the way the oxygen mask theory goes is that if you’re in the unfortunate position of being on a plane which is about to nose dive, you should secure YOUR oxygen mask before helping anyone else – including children. If you don’t, you risk not being able to help anyone at all. Because, to […]

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It’s Just Stuff! – Dealing with a Guilt Trip

Guilt, obligation and a fear of causing offence and upset are common reasons why people hold on to possessions which add little or no value to their lives. Comments I hear regularly from clients include: “I can’t get rid of that – X (now deceased) gave it to me” “I can’t let that go, it […]

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