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The Importance of Boundaries

I’m often asked by the media for my “top tips” to stay organised and on top of clutter. My number one is always about boundaries. I think they are the one key to decluttering, getting organised and staying organised and clutter-free. When we grow up we learn boundaries; most of them social. We learn not to ask elderly ladies embarrassing questions about body parts at the supermarket, or to not hit...
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Variety is the Spice of Decluttering

Executive Committee Member and AAPO Member Kristina Duke from Decluttering Diva shares why it's important to vary the tasks from day to day when you are decluttering your own home in her recent blog. Click here to read more. Kristina Duke | Decluttering Diva
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The darkness behind the sparkly lure of 'free!'

Nadine Wood from Fresh Focus Design recently wrote on her blog about the disadvantages of "free" things when it comes to decluttering. "Yesterday at my son’s cricket game, I was reminded about the subject of need. A shiny and clean new water bottle with a funky picture on it was offered to each child for free at the end of the game. Every boy’s eyes lit up with excitement, but to...
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On having a "Lost Property Box"

In most public places where people congregate such as schools and swimming pools or shopping centres and theme parks, you’ll find that the management have a collection of stuff left behind by people. It’s kept for a while to give people time to claim their lost gear. Our houses are also places where people congregate. They come and play, have dinner, swim, have a sleepover, stay a week and generally hang...
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Clutter- 4 Simple Steps To Figure Out What You Really WANT To De-Clutter

It is so easy to complain about clutter - how it is taking over and stopping you from living the life you want. But figuring out what the clutter is can be the challenge. Do you know your clutter? Step 1 Write down five things that really bug you; those things you lose sleep over and those items you continue to add to you To Do list (but never seem to...
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Declutter your wardrobe by hosting a swap meet!

Is your overflowing wardrobe making you feel a bit down? Do you tend to keep a lot of clothes you no longer use just because you paid good money for them? It might be about time to invite your friends over and host a swap meet! To start with you need to write down a list of guests. Try to stick to a maximum of 5 people and tell them to...
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Confessions of a Professional Organiser

A Professional Organiser is always organised with an immaculate home and office. Click Yes to Agree or No to disagree. Nothing happened did it. That’s because the answer is both. Everyone has issues at some point with clutter, including Professional Organisers. This article is not answering any questions on ‘how to get organised’ it’s more about answering the question ‘How did it get this way?‘. My own organising horror story is...
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De-clutter your bathroom vanity

Do you have a lot of different beauty products that you use on infrequent basis? To streamline your vanity you need to remove all items that you don’t use on a daily basis. This might be products like face masks, massage oils, party make up and much more. These items should be categorized and placed in another part of the bathroom (do you have enough space in the cupboards?!). The items...
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Are you a Hoarder?

I have heard large numbers of people refer to themselves or a loved one as a hoarder - but what exactly is hoarding? Before we go any further, I would like to request that we don't judge or label people but recognise that we are talking about a person who may be struggling with a hoarding disorder - after all it is affecting their life more than we will ever know,...
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Decluttering the chore of laundry

The biggest complaint I hear from mum clients is the endless chore of laundry. Nearly every house I walk into has baskets of laundry in various stages of the “dirty to drawer” process. I am sometimes amazed at the sheer volume that some families have. I do not have a magic wand to get the laundry done but I hope to help you to rethink about the amount of clothes in...
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