Maintenance Organizing and How to Change your Habits

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  Creating a habit and building on it is a great way to bring organizing structure into your life, especially maintenance organizing. Maintenance organizing is what you need to focus on once you have worked by yourself or with a professional organizer to create the organizing systems. It is all fine and dandy to create an organizing system, but if you don’t start developing the habit to maintain the system, you will become frustrated and unmotivated again. Building the new habit takes time so don’t get discouraged if you are not successful the first, second or even the third time. The Read More

Decluttering Your Life and Your Mind

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    Did you know that hanging onto clutter in your life can affect your mind, body and life in a negative way. There have been various reports issued showing the negative effects on people’s lives on a daily basis. A lot of people lose money due to repeat purchases, unnecessary buys and forgetting to pay bills on time due to a cluttered life. Other negative effects of clutter include motivation, happiness and relationship with others. The infogram below shows the effect of clutter on people’s lives and also how decluttering your life and your mind can positively improve your life. Read More

Why Hiring a Professional Organizer Will Pay for Itself

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  If you had a broken water tank, you would hire a plumber right? Or you lost the internet you would call the telecomms company to fix it. So if you are buried in clutter and can’t get organised, wouldn’t you call a professional organizer to help you? There is no need to feel shame for asking for help with your clutter as there is no shame in asking for help for your internet service to be fixed. Hiring a Professional Organizer is often considered a luxury, but if you want to clear the stress that clutter is causing you, Read More

12 Secrets to Becoming Organized

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  Do you often wish you were organized like your friends. Do you see tips on Pinterest and wish that could be your home immediately? Well don’t get frustrated any longer. Today I am going to reveal 12 secrets to becoming organized in your life and home. 1. Find A Home For Everything  And return your items back to their home when they are not being used. When shopping, envisage where you will put that item in your home. If you cannot find a place, don’t buy it. 2. Pick A Purpose for Each Room Sometimes the function for the room is Read More

Get rid of the funk and get your organize groove back

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The new year has arrived and there seems to be a huge amount of lethargy going around. Although we are all back at work, school or day to day life, there doesn’t seem to be that spark in our actions. Friends seem to be demotivated and even I have found it hard to get out of bed some days (yep even professional organizers have their moments). Something needs to be done to remove the lethargy, so here are my suggestions to get rid of the funk and get your groove back: Create a new routine – It doesn’t have to be Read More

The 120 Items to Declutter this Year

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  I have provided a list before of items that should be disposed off when decluttering. However, that list was published a few years ago and items that we used on a daily basis have changed substantially again in 2 years. To reflect the changes in items in our lives, I have created 120 Items to Declutter this year. A lot of items in this list such as manuals, magazines, newspapers and movies can be obtained online and viewed through your tablets, Apple TV, computers or phones. We no longer need the physical item in our home. There are also a Read More

#21DaysOrganizationChallenge – January 2016 Edition

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  Did you know it takes 21 days to create or change a habit? Many of my followers and clients were not aware of this until I discussed it with them, so to help them and you I created the 21 Day Organization Challenge. If you have missed any of the challenges in July, no problem, check them out here.   When you complete any of the challenges link up your post or picture or even video to this blog for everyone to see or posts your pictures and videos on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+) tagging @decluttrme and Read More

Stuffocation

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  Do you suffer from Stuffocation? You might be asking what is Stuffocation. According to James Wallman who create the term, “Stuffocation is that feeling you get when you have to fight through piles of stuff you don’t use to find the thing you need, or when someone gives you something and your gut reaction isn’t “thank you,” but “what on earth makes you think I could possibly want or need that?” Instead of thinking of more stuff in positive terms, like we used to, we now think more means more hassle, more to manage, and more to think about.  Read More

How to Declutter the People in your Life

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How much stuff do you have going on in your life, home and mind every day? How much of that is due to the people in your life whether in your office, home or social media? Do you think too much about someone liking you (or not liking you)? Do you feel like you have to please everyone all the time? How tired must you feel at the end of the day worrying about others! The worry, stress and fear that is caused by dealing with people in your life can leave you tired, cluttered in mind and ill. In Read More

The “Stop Doing” List

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  I often talk about having a to-do list and have even recommended apps such as Ticktick and Todoist to use to keep your list of to-do’s in one place. However, we also need a stop doing list. These are the items you need to stop doing on a daily basis which can increase your clutter and make your more disorganized. Having a simple list of things to stop doing can help you bring order to your life. Here are the items on my stop doing list: 1. Desk Space Keeping printer paper on your desk (store it in an Read More