DECLUTTER 101: LETTING GO OF SENTIMENTAL ITEMS

DECLUTTER 101: LETTING GO OF SENTIMENTAL ITEMS

In the last post in this series. We started to tackle the mound of clutter in our homes and kicked off the beginning of a beautiful decluttering adventure…..ahh all apart from the big box still sitting in your house marked ‘maybe?’  Am I right ? – clothes, books, old toys, that stuff is easy to get rid of (some of it’s not so don’t worry if you’re sat in a pile of bestsellers crying) but the other stuff is hard….

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DECLUTTER 101: HOW TO CLEAR THE CLUTTER AT HOME

DECLUTTER 101: HOW TO CLEAR THE CLUTTER AT HOME

Decluttering can feel like a drag sometimes but the changes are immense.  You’ll start to feel your world is cleaner and clearer almost instantly.  Most people who are wanting to start to simplify start here and It’s usually the first thing to lighten our loads on the path to zen. All together now ‘Ommm’.     WHERE TO START? Depending on your disposition you’ll need a method that suits you.  I’ve hand picked 4 of the best – see which one…

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5 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO MAKE YOUR INTERIORS SPARK JOY – the ultimate guide to simple living design

5 ESSENTIAL TIPS TO MAKE YOUR INTERIORS SPARK JOY – the ultimate guide to simple living design

First, lets dispel a myth.  A minimalist interior doesn’t have to mean living in a white box.  Far from it.  Some of the best examples of clever, simple designs are ones which use bags of colour and style. At it’s essence, minimalism is stripping away elements and focusing on function.  It’s a reaction to the overly decorated styles of early 20th century – think flocked wallpaper here.  However, It’s just not that practical to have a completely white interior to…

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HOW TO STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS

HOW TO STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS

I’ve always been a bit of a comparison junkie. I should have my own website www.comparethepersonstandingnexttome.com and sell random meerkats to hike my sales, but I don’t. Mmmm. I digress. Comparison has always been there for me – I thought it was because I am a twin – interestingly Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist came to the same conclusion. Which got me comparing how well Joshua Becker is doing compared to me. Enough already. Here’s how: Practice awareness Seriously, comparison…

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SPRING CLEAN YOUR HOUSE IN 15 MINUTES A DAY

SPRING CLEAN YOUR HOUSE IN 15 MINUTES A DAY

It’s that time of the year again.  The days are getting longer, the sun seems to be shining more and a bucket load of chocolate and hot cross buns are just around the corner.  I like getting my house in gear at this time of year – which of course means delving into some spring cleaning.  I’m really not the kind of girl who wants to exert herself too strenuously – see my recent blog on quitting cleaning – but…

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3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT CLEANING AND START CHILLING OUT

3 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD QUIT CLEANING AND START CHILLING OUT

We all like to live in a clean house, right?  I do and like most people are mortified when someone comes round and sees how ‘we really live’.  Cleaning and all things housework play into our feelings of perfectionism and as Brene Brown so rightly says “When perfectionism is driving us, shame is always riding shotgun and fear is the backseat driver.” We’ve been sold this story (how our homes reflect us as people) since the beginning of time so pushing…

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5 MISTAKES I MADE WHEN I BECAME A MINIMALIST

5 MISTAKES I MADE WHEN I BECAME A MINIMALIST

I thought I needed to live in a white box with nothing in it Which basically is pretty impossible for most people.  I come with other stuff and other people who have lots of their stuff and their belief systems.  I made the mistake of being so dead set on living in this white box that I forgot, a) about all the good work I was doing, and b) that other people had needs and an emotional connection with their…

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