Decluttering guru Marie Kondo is so famous that her surname is now being used as a verb to refer to the act of tidying up meticulously.
But not everybody has the time or inclination to organise all the stuff they've built up over the years, so when you can't afford Marie Kondo, who do you call? What sort of people find joy in sorting out other people's mess and are making money from it?
A decluttering expert has revealed the key ways to tidy your physical space, and how it will help to clear your mind. By clearing the junk in your home you can become calmer and more confident. Decluttering can give you 'feelings of success', which boosts your mood as a good clear-out also means optimum head space and living space, which can lead to healthy new habits.Read More +
Your bedroom should be a place of zen and calm without clothes strewn everywhere. Reorganising your wardrobes is the perfect place to start your spring clean and by beginning here you can transition into summer knowing what’s left in your wardrobe is everything you love to wear. But it’s not just clothes that get in the way of your bedroom’s Feng Shui – it’s technology such as laptops and phones. Here’s how to tackle the unnecessary clutter so your bedroom becomes a place of rest and relaxation.Read More +
Can you remember the first task you did when you sat down at your desk this morning? To answer those questions, you probably need to look at your to-do list. People use a huge range of methods and different things work for different people. Laura uses a whiteboard, literally rubbing things off as she completes them. She works on a weekly cycle, hoping the board is empty by Sunday so she can have some family time.Read More +
Hannah was raised in West Yorkshire by parents who worked in theatre and TV and went on herself to spend 13 years working in some of London's best new-writing theatre venues. After starting a family, Hannah suffered from anxiety and low confidence and struggled to get back to work. She embarked on a journey of decluttering her home (and her mind) and went on to start her own business as a Professional Organiser. Hannah works with overwhelmed people across London, supporting them in decluttering their homes. Hannah is also a coach for women who are looking to find their purpose and realise their potential.Read More +
Are you part of the 80% of British women who feel stressed by clutter at home? A recent study of over 2000 adults by storage company Caboodle found that four in five women (and 59% of men) find the amount of stuff they own overwhelming.
"Lots of physical possessions in homes bombard people. "People spend hours searching for misplaced items and, as time is the most precious commodity we have, it's such a waste to spend it this way."Read More +
Clutter can cause anxiety and can be a significant source of stress in our lives. Clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli, causing our senses to work overtime on stimuli that aren’t necessary or important. If you’re not taking care of the clutter in your home, you may not be taking care of yourself either. Clutter creates feelings of guilt ("I should be more organised") and embarrassment, especially when others unexpectedly drop by our homes. Fortunately we have some great tips to declutter your home and take away all your worries.Read More +
To make the most of spring cleaning, take a moment to imagine your home clean and free of clutter. What would that look, feel, even smell like to you – peaceful, calm, fresh? Ask yourself why you are doing this. Visualising this clearly will give you the motivation to spring clean as you will then know exactly what you are aiming to achieve. Take photos of your home before you start and after you have finished so you remember exactly how much you have accomplished!
Decluttering is crucial in spring cleaning as it makes the actual cleaning so much easier and quicker.
Is your bedroom a stress-free oasis? Or a messy hurricane, full of dumped clothes and wardrobes crammed with things you neither love nor wear. We asked three experts for their advice on how we can better reorganise and declutter the bedroom in order to spark more joy in our lives.Research has shown that messy bedrooms can cause stress, making it harder to relax.A well-organised wardrobe helps keep clothes where they belong, simplifies your morning routine, and can help you get some quality sleep.Read More +
Autumn is the perfect time to declutter your home. By doing so, we can organise our homes for relaxing and cosying up inside during the colder months. It is also a great way to prepare for the run up to Christmas. During this busy time, you will then be able to easily find items which saves undue stress. It also saves you time and money as you won’t buy duplicates! Here are some top tips for getting organised at home and decluttering this Autumn.
When it comes to getting organised at home, you probably know which items you find the hardest to declutter. For some people, it is sentimental items such as their children’s artwork.
Decluttering every so often is an important job for all homeowners, but if you decide to sell up it can become more pressing. When you put your home up for sale you want to showcase the house and not its contents. Or rather, you want the contents to make the house look as good as possible. But if your home is packed full of your possessions it can make your home look not just messy but smaller and overly-personalised – a real turn-off for potential buyers.
We asked a professional organiser, to advise on which decluttering jobs to do before you put your house up for sale. 'Buyers may be concerned that areas stuffed with clutter also need repairs or renovation that they cannot see. Clearing these spaces will put their minds at rest, give the impression that your home is bigger and add value to it.' So, take heed and get a quicker sale at the best price possible...
Preparing for Winter can be really tricky sometimes, but getting help from a professional declutterer is a great way of finding some new ideas on how to tidy, declutter and make your home cosy this Winter. Just a 20 minute FaceTime chat with professional declutterer Lizzie, and I soon had some great ideas on how to keep the children’s bedrooms tidy. She made suggestions about how not to simply throw things away but instead to recycle or donate unwanted possessions to charities and not-for-profit organisations. She also advised which unwanted possessions could potentially be sold and the best places to sell these items online or elsewhere if desired.Read More +
Have a “clean desk policy” so that every employee has to clear their workspace and keep it free from clutter and paperwork at the end of each day. This makes decluttering an ongoing process and is particularly helpful where employees are hot desking.
Consider the positives and negative aspects of your current filing system, both physical and digital and train your employees on how to use these systems so that everyone is aware of what they need to do. It is worth investing time to create better ways of working together efficiently as this will decrease stress levels and increase overall wellbeing and productivity.
As the temperature drops outside, it’s time to pack away your summer clothes and bring out your winter clothes. It will be much easier to find those warm layers if you don’t have to push aside swimwear first! Take this opportunity to take another look at your clothes and donate any items you no longer need to charity and recycle any worn out textiles. Vacuum pack bags are a great way to store seasonal clothes, duvets and blankets. These bags shrink the contents down in size enabling you to maximise storage space and protect clothes from moths and damp. Store them under or inside beds, in the loft or at the top of your wardrobe. Click the link below to read more tips to get ready for Autumn!