After clearing 50 years of magazine clutter that had taken over every conceivable space in a client’s home, I was trying to figure out why it is, that it becomes such a challenge to letting them go? Continue reading
My enquiries often start off with these or similar words, in my mind’s eye I see toys; Lego, Barbie, soft toys, cars, dolls, puzzles and games marching to the lead of trumpet and drum from all corners of the house. Clothing jumping off the racks in shops and hugging each other closely on the rails and shelves in the cupboards.
Why is it that we don’t realise that these inanimate objects cannot take over our homes and lives, that it is our own doing that we become unstuck?
“Why, oh why, do people keep excess of all kinds of stuff? I realise now that most of it can be attributed to some kind of fear or guilt. If you can overcome that fear and guilt, you are ready to let go of clutter and lead a fuller life! Continue reading
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The tendency to live a simpler life with less clutter is taking hold. We declutter our physical spaces with vengeance, but seem to forget that our mental clutter is just as harmful as physical or emotional clutter. When we look at our physical space it is important to zone all our possessions like with like. Continue reading
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I still get excited about Christmas and am filled with memories of my childhood. Nostalgia of festively decorated rooms, the smell of freshly baked Christmas cookies, the beautiful decorated Christmas tree and the excitement of seeing friends and family.
I have come to realise that I too, fall into the trap of consumerism and excitement of Christmas. Wanting to fulfil everyone’s dreams and wishes. Not to disappoint anyone. In so doing create expectations of gifts and seasons festivities that cause me and those around me untold stress. Continue reading