Here, I'm going to share with you some of the best kept Professional secrets to keeping on top of clutter for good.
Okay... so first of all - I've got a confession to make: I wasn't born tidy, or organised! For me, it was a self-taught skill, that, when coupled with my heightened intuition - exposed a talent for being able to create a sense of equilibrium to any environment...
..16 years on & countless clients later- I am still finding so much joy, fulfilment & satisfaction in helping others to achieve this too.
My clients come from all walks of life & I have lead many of my own too; I'm a seasoned Professional who is deeply empathetic & I can promise you this upfront- our work together is fully confidential.
I have personal experience of what it's like to start life over again...
I've lost all my parents & cleared out the family homes following bereavement
I've experienced a relationship breakdown & becoming a single parent
I've lost my way, had my life shattered into a million pieces & built an empire from the ruins that were left over
Decluttering & Organising became a powerful tool in healing myself when I became a single mum. Pressed for time, with big dreams & constantly stressed. I needed help. I needed balance. I needed to stop wasting time on things I didn’t want, need, love or use & start getting intentional. So, I had a major clear out… it was so liberating! Whilst clearing out my clutter, I started to notice people, limiting beliefs, habits that were no longer serving me & thoughts that were also weighing me down…
.. I realised that all my physical clutter was really just a manifestation of all the mental clutter I had been carrying around unconsciously! Decluttering is such a deep & spiritual process because it begins with an awareness of what isn't working for us.
Providing a well organised, clean & clutter-free space doesn't just improve wellbeing, it improves productivity. It improves relationships. It creates mental space & clarity & so much more! Read all about the benefits of decluttering here & all the benefits of organising here.
I understand how challenging life can be & I am here to help lighten your load & improve your quality of life.
Your home is such an intimate space. Your life is such a personal thing, this isn't just about 'stuff'. It's a deep meditation on the journey of life, an honest reflection on how we choose to spend our time. It's an alchemic process where we find ways to manifest what it is we truly want.
Now, without further ado, let's get this tip party started!
1. Start with 5 minutes at a time
If you’re new to decluttering, you can slowly build momentum with just five minutes a day. Ideally, we need to spend between 5-8 minutes per day on decluttering and organising to keep on top of our home with ease. And best of all? A clutter-free, organised home cuts down on the cleaning time! You know it makes sense...
2. Declutter one item away each day
This would remove 365 items every single year from your home! Once you get on top of doing one item per day and find you still have many more to go, try taking it up a notch and declutter 2 items per day!
3. Donate clothes you no longer wear
To identify these, try the hanger method: simply hang all your clothes with hangers in the reverse direction. After wearing an item, face the hanger in the correct direction. Discard the clothes you never touched after a few months.
4. Create a decluttering checklist
It’s a lot easier to declutter when you have a visual reminder of where you need to get started. Download your free printable & decluttering checklist from me here.
5. Take the 12-12-12 challenge
Find 12 items to throw away, 12 to donate, and 12 to be tidied away.
6. View your home as if you were visiting for the first time
It’s easy to “forget” what your home looks like to a new visitor. Enter your home as if you’re visiting. Get a notepad and write down your first impression of it, what could do with improving and actionable steps to take to complete these tasks.
7. Take before and after photos of your progress
Visual reminders are great for spurring you on to keep going.
8. Try out the Four-Box Method
Get four boxes and label them: throw, donate, keep, or put away. Enter any room in your home and place one item into each of the following boxes. Don’t skip a single item, no matter how insignificant you may think it is. This may take days, weeks, or months, but it will give you a clearer indication of how many items you actually own.
And of course- if you want some Declutter coaching, lifestyle coaching, or someone to come in and help you declutter and organise your home then reach out for your free consultation- I can't wait to meet you.
Wishing you the best!