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April 30, 2018

Once you have decluttered your home it can be all too easy to fall back into old patterns and habits. Before you know it, the mess is back, bigger and better than ever before. 

Friends and clients alike often ask me where they went wrong. I let go of so many things, how...

April 18, 2018

Growing up we all have grand plans about our future professions: doctor, teacher, ballerina, pilot, footballer, astronaut. Few of us ever actually enter these widely understood professions. Instead, we grow up to become executive assistants, marketing directors, accoun...

April 2, 2018

There's no greater feeling than waking up in the morning, full of energy and excited to start the day. Trouble is, most of us don't wake up like that. I wake up most mornings a little bleary, a little groggy and a lot grumpy.

When we feel unmotivated like this, it can b...

March 22, 2018

The first thing any pro will tell you when you first express an interest in living with less, is that decluttering is a marathon, not a sprint. 

If you have found this post because you feel ready to start making radical changes in your life, GREAT. If you have found thi...

February 20, 2018

As a professional organiser and declutterer I have found that one of the biggest obstacles holding people back from decluttering their lives is the overwhelming guilt of having wasted their hard earned cash on the things filling up their houses. I bought it, so I shoul...

February 19, 2018

I often read online that people instinctively know how to declutter. This hasn't been my experience. I find that most people fit into one of two categories: those who know how to declutter and are already organised as a result and those who have no idea where to start....

January 24, 2018

Without a doubt, the problem my clients, friends, family and online followers present me with most often is "Claire, I'm so overwhelmed by my house and I just don't know where to start." So nothing too big, right?!

I'll let you in on a secret: sometimes I'm overwhelmed...

January 1, 2018

If I asked you to guess how many items can be found in an average Western household, I promise you wouldn't come close to the right answer. 

Nobody I have asked has guessed correctly. My mum guessed it must be thousands. "Maybe 5,000?" My sister reckoned that was an und...

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