Declutter to reduce your stress

Declutter to reduce your stress

What’s the connection between clutter and stress?

Does the clutter in your home stress you out? Yes? You’re not alone! The connection between clutter and stress is a hot research topic and the results are shocking. While the famous UCLA study on clutter has been conducted in 2012, not much has changed. If we know that clutter creates anxiety and makes us feel overwhelmed, why aren’t we doing more to control the chaos in our home, office and life?

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The benefits of (closed) Facebook groups

5 reasons to join a Facebook group

Are you on Facebook? We are and we dare to say it upfront: It’s not always a love affair. The days of spending hours on it, checking what friends living far away are doing, are over. We have less time – wait, we give other activities more time – to just scroll on it. Having said all this, we love the closed Facebook groups and think you might enjoy joining a group, too:

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Letting go – A personal story

Letting go

Mrs. Kat’s story of letting go and light luggage

We are so grateful for the friendship with the wonderful Mrs. Kat. And what an honour it has been to support her throughout her decluttering journey! Letting go isn’t always easy and we are so excited to share Mrs. Kat’s story in today’s post. She’s living proof that you can do it, too!

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Our gift for you: The be more organised calendar 2019

The be more organised calendar 2019

Achieve your dreams with our be more organised calendar 2019

As 2018 is coming to an end, many are reflecting on this year and are setting New Year’s resolutions. Being more organised is – as in previous years – one of the top resolutions. Does that surprise you? Not us. After all, being more organised reduces your stress, you waste less food, energy and money and you improve your relationships with your family, friends and at work.

To support you having your best year yet, we’ve created our gift for you:

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Now that NOW is over… continue your decluttering journey

Continue your decluttering journey

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!

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Get the best start into the new week

Get the best start into the week

Start the new week fresh and without any stress

It’s the start of a new week. For many, it’s also the end of the summer holiday and they’re back at work. For others, the new school year will start this week and many families are going back to a busy life. Are you one of them? If yes, this post is for you!

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The surprising benefits when you declutter

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?”

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Clear Your Clutter Day 2018

Clear your clutter day

Make space this Clear Your Clutter Day

Tomorrow is “Clear Your Clutter Day 2018”! The founder of MoneyMagpie.com, Jasmine Birtles, set it up to help “live simpler, more clutter-free lives”. Tomorrow, get rid of what’s weighing you down and make space for the things you truly enjoy. You don’t where to start?

Grab a bag and start with one area. This could be a drawer, a shelf or your coffee table.

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Cape Town’s water crisis

Cape Town’s water crisis

How the water crisis affects one family

The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa, is all over the news. Over the last few weeks, “Day Zero” was mentioned more frequently. It’s the day when Cape Town would have to shut off most of its water systems. These are frightening news, especially for someone who like me lives in the desert. If this can happen in Cape Town, it can certainly hit my desert home! We’ve asked our beloved reader Heidi Maggot who lives with her family of 5 what it’s really like to live in Cape Town now.

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