NOW (National Organising Week) may have finished yesterday. Yet, your decluttering journey can still continue. We often get so involved in a decluttering session that we don’t think much about it. Last week, we’ve helped a client let go off paper (lots of paper!) and create more space in their filing cabinets. The joy on their face as we cleared old papers… It was priceless. And we want you too to enjoy happiness, relieve and achievement. So keep going with your decluttering journey!
Let’s get organised with NOW
We are super excited!!! Today’s the first day of NOW, the National Organising Week, is here. The decision to have NOW at the beginning of November was easy. This week will give you the start to declutter and make space in your home. It will set you up for stress-free Thanksgiving, National Day, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Most importantly, NOW will give you peace of mind. No matter what the busy last few weeks of 2018 will throw at you, you can handle it!!
So let’s get started with NOW.
The countdown is on!
We are so excited to have started the countdown for this year’s NOW. NOW? Yes, the National Organising Week (NOW) organised by the Association of Professional Declutterers & Organisers (APDO) from 5-11 November 2018. As a professional member of APDO, we’ve been helping individual across the UAE, Europe and the US to simplify their life by decluttering.
Sell your clutter from these 7 areas
Want to declutter your dining room? Get rid of the extra chairs. According to a recent survey, almost 30% of dining rooms are cluttered because of too many chairs. We bet you can guess what fills up hallways. You’re right! Shoes, shoes, shoes! So let’s continue your decluttering this week by looking at pieces you can let go and probably sell or donate.
How to make some money after decluttering
Do you sometimes look around your home and think: “I can’t believe I spent money on this.” Just like you spent money on it, declutter and make money of it again! The beauty of letting go what no longer serves your needs, it may still be of value for someone else. If it’s in good shape, why not sell it?
There are plenty of places where you can sell your unwanted items.
6 surprising benefits when you declutter
You’ve probably heard about Barbara Hemphill, the paper tiger lady, mentioning SYSTEM. It’s a slogan she picked up early in her organising career and it stands for “Saving you space, time, energy, money.” That’s right, that’s what professional organisers like her and us at Organised Life and Mind do. However, some folks are still sceptical about the true benefits of getting organised. So we’ve asked the ones who’ve already started their journey of decluttering and getting more organised. “What were your biggest surprising benefits, positive or negative, when you decluttered?”
Why is decluttering books so hard?
Decluttering books is for many a difficult topic. I’m one of them! The appreciation for the printed word, the story that they tell, the knowledge on all these pages… how can books be decluttered? Many simply ignore this area in their life and are brought down by their often large collection of books. Today, we’re sharing our tips to let go of your books.
Enjoy your new home clutterfree
When was the last time you’ve moved? For us, moving into a new home is generally during the warmer month, that is spring and summer. Temperatures were more conducive for the movers. You didn’t have to worry about your items waiting to be put on the moving van in the rain or worse snow. For many families, moving often means changing schools and to reduce the impact on children, the long summer is the ideal time.
Even out here, where temperatures are getting a tad too hot for us, moving seems to concentrate on 2 months: July and August! So who wants to take all their junk with them to their new home? Not us! This week, let’s look at decluttering before you’ll move.
Sort out impractical luggage
Summer is approaching quickly. Beach time, birthday parties and plenty of travel. We have a few trips planned and can’t wait to get on that plane. Are you also ready for your summer travels? This week, we’re helping you prepare for your summer holidays: By going through your luggage!
How many sets of this or that is right to me?
“How much sets of this or that do I need?” This question is popping up more and more. One of my clients was struggling to decide what the right number for her and her family of 4 was. And we’ve seen that she’s not the only one looking for an answer. This week, we’re tackling this question!