A word from the wise

A word from the wise

I was inspired this morning by these thoughts from Marcus Aurelius, one of the key thinkers of Stoicism and wanted to share them with you. Although from two millennia ago, the wisdom strikes me as deeply relevant for us today. 'Don't set your mind on things you don't...

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Living with clutter is like living with debt

Living with clutter is like living with debt

With inflation on the rise and growing economic uncertainty, it can be tempting to hold on to things with the thought that ‘this may come in handy one day’. Maybe we can justify having seven corkscrews or four potato peelers just in case we lose all the others? Or...

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Slowing down, decluttering, and enjoying the space.

Slowing down, decluttering, and enjoying the space.

I wanted to share a few thoughts about the connection between slowing down and decluttering. I often say that clutter represents decisions that haven’t been made. But why have those decisions been avoided? As I explore in The Secret Life of Clutter, there are many...

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What your home during lockdown says about you

What your home during lockdown says about you

As a professonal organiser and interior designer who’s also trained in psychotherapy, I’m often asked the same question: what do certain objects or styles of home living say about people? The simple answer is, there’s no simple answer. A particular object or style may...

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Creating a mindful home working space

Creating a mindful home working space

The key to effective home working is creating physical and psychological boundaries and ways to contain the different areas of your life. These are my top eight tips to doing this. I’ve spoken to quite a few people about working from home during the pandemic. There...

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Now is a good time to clear out your wardrobe

Now is a good time to clear out your wardrobe

Make the most of your lockdown and get your wardrobe in order; you will feel better for it and maybe that nag in your head can be quietened for a while! Your crushed clothes might thank you for it too! Now is an excellent time to sort out your closets and do a...

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Decluttering and the environment

Decluttering and the environment

I have been very moved by the actions of the inspirational Greta Thunberg, and I’ve been thinking about the fact that I work in an industry that essentially generates heaps of waste! I can’t tell you how many bags of rubbish we remove from people’s houses in a year....

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Goodbye paper, hello desk – declutter your paperwork

Goodbye paper, hello desk – declutter your paperwork

It's time to take back control of your desk and declutter your paperwork. It not only clutters up your drawers and surfaces but also drains a lot of mental energy and demands attention. Here are my suggestions for maintaining manageable levels of paperwork in your...

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