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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...

March 21, 2018

It is no secret that children are not great fans of tidying up; it cuts into their all-important and hectic playdate schedules. So much to play, so little time to tidy. Yet teaching your littles to help out around the house needn't be like pulling teeth, nor do you nee...

March 9, 2018

It is no secret that I enjoy organising. In fact, I love tidying and organising so much I’d consider it a hobby, as well as my career. 

Most people aren’t quite so convinced that organising is great fun. Instead, they view it as a chore, an unfortunate necessity in adul...

March 5, 2018

If I had a penny for every time somebody told me they just didn't have time to keep their house as clean and tidy as mine, I would be a very rich woman. Well, richer than I am at least. No matter how many times I hear this claim, it always surprises me. Yes, the people...

February 22, 2018

Before I began my own journey towards a Tidy Life, I was deeply sceptical as to whether or not there was a link between physical clutter and mental mess. 

Could my messy home really be a sign that my mental space was far from clear?

My mum regularly told me when I was a...

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....

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