In the 50’s there were no such thing as public storage facilities. People lived with much less than we do and I imagine they appreciated their belongings far more too. Now there’s at least one in every town.
In the last seven years since starting my business there’s been a dramatic rise in bookings, often up to eight weeks in advance.
People are beginning to realize the strong connection between too much clutter and too much choice, and how they affect our wellbeing.
I believe (hope) that with mindfulness becoming a key part of many of our daily lives, people are beginning to realize the strong connection between too much clutter and too much choice, and how they affect our wellbeing and state of mind.
A professor at Princeton University conducted studies proving that clutter around us can negatively
My top tips
Easier said than done, I know. Here’s a summary of some of things you can do to get
1. Take a bite-size approach
Remember to stop thinking of a giant task and realize how
As soon as you make the decision that this is what you want to do, it will become easier and easier to let go of ‘stuff’ and you’ll gradually place less and less emphasis on the importance of inanimate objects in your life – the ones that don’t mean anything. So before making a start, it’s worth meditating on the idea of
3. Be a mindful shopper
Be mindful when you shop and be mindful of what is entering your home. Decluttering isn’t an excuse to buy more, it’s about being happier by living with less. While you’re browsing, ask yourself: do I really need this? What value will this bring into my life? Where will this sit in my home? If you’re not sure, leave the item. I guarantee you, if it’s important
4. Gift an experience not an item
Sometimes the clutter we accumulate isn’t our fault. Often gifts can be difficult to manage (after
If you’d like to know more about how to declutter your home and, ultimately, your life, you can read more in my book ‘Start with your sock drawer’ which offers an easy to follow, room by room guide.
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Vicky Silverthorn is your Better in 30 Professional Organiser. Vicky will declutter your home and your mind so you can stick to your New Year’s resolutions. Vicky is the author of ‘Start with your Sock Drawer’ and Founder of You Need a Vicky, a professional