Clean for just a day

Find your cleaning angel and control the dirt devil in your home

2017 is only 49 days away from today and like many, I’m making the remainder of 2016 count. Unfortunately, little trivial things do get in the way. Cleaning tops that list for me!

I was laughing so hard when I then watch Modern Family this weekend. Claire, one of the characters, was getting ready to start a new job and enlisted her entire family of 5 to clean their house. It was funny to watch them struggle like so many other families, mine included.

Some folks find cleaning relaxing. Not me, until I set up a cleaning routine. Here are some tips for setting up your own cleaning schedule:

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October is another “No Spending Month”

Will you join me?

It’s a little bit later than my usual blog post. But today, I had a very good reason: I had to store all my groceries and other the other things bought while visiting my family last week. And how much I had to put away! Tons! After all, I flew back with 40 kgs (88 lbs). To my defence, not of it was for me. Some things were presents for upcoming birthdays or requests from friends.

Still, I’ve enough food till Christmas and am making October another “No Spending Month”.

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Tidy up fast! Guests are coming!

Tidy up with big results

Are you ready for the long weekend? It’s about to start and I can’t wait! We’re off to see some friends and it’s brilliant. No unexpected guests, no last minute panic and mad rush to tidy up! Like you, life during the week can be in the fast lane and keeping the house spotless may not always be my top priority (I know, it’s hard to believe but true).

If you’re expecting any visitors this weekend (or on another days), here are some tidy up tips making your home look clean within minutes.

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Organise your bedroom

Create your zen bedroom

Ever stepped into your bedroom, completely wrecked but couldn’t fall asleep when laying in your bed? There were clothes on your bed, books and magazines laying on your nightstand, or maybe dirty laundry on the floor? All you could think of was this messy bedroom.

A peaceful bedroom will let you enjoy sleep like a baby and who of us would turn quality sleep away? I can’t afford to toss and turn just to wake up tired and possibly also grumpy. You can take a few simple steps and create your own calm and serene bedroom that you’ve been dreaming of.

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Organise your closet (Part 3)

Part 3 The 3 final touches

I’m so excited that you’re following this little mini-series to organise your closet. How is your closet looking by now? Don’t you just love the transformation? Whenever I declutter, I get the feeling of believe. Like some weight has been lifted from my shoulders. What did you experience during this process?

Today, we’re going through the final touches to create a new closet with what we have. There’s no need for any fancy remodelling, just a few touches and you can open those closet doors with joy again!

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Organising your closet (Part 2 clothes)

How to arrange your clothes

How did you get on going through your wardrobe this weekend? It’s probably the question I wanted to ask you the most! After last week’s post on decluttering your clothes, how did you find the process? Did you have a friend over to help you? And more importantly, are you ready for the next part: Organising your clothes in your closet!

You probably got rid of a few (or even some more) pieces and gained quite a bit of space. Congratulations! Be proud of yourself. Just don’t run to the shops to reward you with a new piece of clothing, please.

Now, let’s have a look at how you can organise the remaining clothes in your closet:

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Organise your closet (Part 1 declutter)

5 easy steps to decide what stays in your closet

Every year around this time of the year, it’s the same story. It’s holiday season and yet, when you look at your wardrobe, there’s nothing suitable for your trip. Whether it’s a beach holiday or trip back to see your family, your closet stares with all its clothes at you but there’s nothing to wear is in sight. Sounds familiar?

A recent client was amazed what she discovered when we organised her closet. She called it “Shopping in my own closet”. She found pieces she didn’t even remember buying in the first place and re-discovered long lost ones. You can’t imagine how happy she was after our session, being able to see in just one glance what she actually had and knowing what to coordinate with what.

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Spring cleaning? Clear your wardrobe!

How to organise your wardrobe

What you look into any of the Western magazines in the last few weeks? Everyone seems to be talking about spring cleaning. Well, by now, we’re approaching summer, forget spring cleaning your home. Focus on clearing your wardrobe instead!

I’m currently working with a client who’s looking into streamlining her wardrobe, making it more like a capsule wardrobe. You wouldn’t believe the fun we had! She re-discovered items she had long forgotten about and called our session “Shopping in my own closet”.

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Get it off the ground

When I looked for a title for this blog post, I had some ideas and googled for some inspiration. The Free Dictionary sealed the deal for me. It gave an example for getting things off the ground: “When we get this event off the ground, we can relax”. Isn’t relaxation what we want?! I took it as a sign and carried on!

If you are looking around your house, are you overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? Do you feel relaxed? If not, win some ground by picking things up from the floor. It’s amazing how calming removing a few pieces will be. But why is this the case?

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