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The Myth about Organising without Decluttering debunked

You spend hours organising the toys, placing them in newly bought bins that are bound to keep things in their places but within a couple of days your hard work unravels into the chaos it was before. Papers keep piling up and clothes end up where they don’t belong.

The question is why does this happen? The immediate answer is, you didn’t declutter and put systems into place to keep it that way! Continue reading

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Help! I have too much stuff!

2014-01-21 10.05.40My 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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Feeling trapped?

Western coast, new homeOh wow! Can this be true? You find that special house, exactly what you wanted in the Western  Cape; white dunes, blue seas and a garden with the natural splendour of fynbos! You can already imagine sitting in the shade of your veranda writing your memoirs with a glass of wine next to you with the soft breeze of the ocean rustling through your notes. Continue reading

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What to do with till slips?

At this time of the year some of us have sleepless nights, because we never paid attention to papers that come into our lives.Does your purse look like a recycling bag with slips stuffed into it for the past couple of months, because you just don’t know what to do with them?  Do you keep everything in a box to be handed to your poor accountant or bookkeeper to sort? Continue reading

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