Category Archives: Reuse & Recycle
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August 14, 2019The lowdown on recycling your packaging…or avoiding it altogether

I’m delighted to introduce this guest blog by Caroline who is the owner of A Tidy Mind – West & South Yorkshire, covering Wakefield, South Leeds, Calderdale, Kirklees & South Yorks. Like a lot of us, Caroline is trying to live a more sustainable life. But it’s easy to feel confused over what can & […]

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July 16, 2018Use What You Have

At the CORE of the Tidy Mind philosophy is eking every last bit of joy out of what you CHOOSE to have in your life. In the modern world, I truly believe that we have too much. Too much choice. Too much pressure. Too many expectations Too many possessions. We tend to look outwards for […]

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May 26, 2018There are 7 types of declutterer – which one are you?

As much as I try to avoid pigeonholing, over the years I’ve noticed that there do seem to be ‘categories’ of cluttered people and they all need my help in very different ways. So I’m excited to share this guest blog with you from Vintage Cash Cow, a company who help you declutter by swapping […]

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April 22, 2018World Earth Day – why ‘done is better than perfect’

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated today 22nd April, to help end plastic pollution. As a professional declutterer, I remove unwanted items from homes on a daily basis and as such I have a duty to dispose of them responsibly. There’s no avoiding the fact that some things have to go to landfill (as […]

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December 8, 2017Zero Waste – 10 Steps to Create an Environmental Friendly Living Space

‘Zero Waste’ is a philosophy which encourages a lifestyle where all materials are reused or redesigned in some way. The end goal is that no waste ends up in landfill or at the incinerator. Under the zero waste movement, even recycling should be limited, as it focuses on restructuring production and distribution systems to reduce waste […]

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January 6, 2017The Gift of Regifting

Regift verb gerund or present participle: regifting riːˈɡɪft/ give (an unwanted gift that one has received) to someone else as a gift. “do you think she’ll regift that horrendous vase?” I think regifting is a great idea!  And I think it’s resourceful rather than cheap. Is it rude? Not if you are genuine about graciously accepting […]

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October 26, 2016Is it just about throwing things away?

As with most things, there are a few misconceptions about decluttering. I’d like to discuss the main one; that this process is about sweeping round the room, pouncing on superfluous items and bunging them in a bin bag triumphantly. Decluttering IS about reducing clutter. But it is also about increasing the beauty and function around […]

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October 26, 2016Consume Consciously

What does the word Consumerism conjure up for you? → People frantically acquiring more and more material goods? → Ideology that equates consumption with personal well-being? → Something that is economically desirable for our society? Certainly, it is a word loaded with emotion and the ability to start an instant debate. I feel sorry for […]

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October 26, 2016What to do with your stuff. Part 1: Recycle

What to do with your stuff – Recycling your goods – A Tidy Mind Deciding to declutter is one thing – but what do you DO with your discarded things? How do you know whether something is worth selling and through which means? And where to donate so that your discarded item can make the […]

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