Do you want to reduce your stress levels? Research has shown that women’s stress levels increase with the amount of belongings they have in their home. This might be to do with the fact that more things equals more things to look after, more things to put away and therefore more to do, and I think we all have enough on our plates to be unnecessarily adding to them!
I don’t know about you but I have the view that a tidy space creates a tidy mind, and helps me get more done. My husband would find that hilarious and complain about my laissez-faire attitude towards my clothes and what he calls my ‘floordrobe’. Well what I mean is my workspace, if I am sitting down to write I like to have a (relatively) tidy desk.
The trouble is I have inherited a collecting and hoarding trait from my parents, who were both Antique Dealers. Luckily my husband has not got this trait and so he is slowly working on me. Anything we have not used in the last year has got to go. Any important keepsakes are stored in nice storage boxes. My clothes tip is to hang all of your clothes hangers facing towards you and when you wear an item return the hanger the correct way round. At the end of the year you can see all of the clothes you have not worn by all of the hangers that are facing towards you. Then get rid!
If you are overwhelmed with clutter, and can’t see the wood for the trees, I can highly recommend Lynda Howell from Clutterly Organised. Lynda offers a non judgemental decluttering and organising service for all of us who are feeling lost amongst all our stuff. Whether you are decluttering, downsizing or need staging advice to sell your home, Lynda can help. You can email her at email@example.com or if you need some tips find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clutterlyorganised.
Good luck and let me know how you get on.