A before and after story:

A before and after story: One of my best friends from uni is coming to stay next week, so I thought I should tidy up the spare room. Especially because she would have trouble finding the bed if I didn’t! So I decided I would put Mimi Tanner’s ‘Doll House Method’ into practice. It is…

Boxes and drawers

Right now, I am caught up in the ‘boxes and drawers’ stage of my clutter clearing. Here’s what I mean by the ‘boxes and drawers’ stage: I am in LOVE with boxes. Literally. The other day we were in Ikea and it seemed like they had more boxes and storage solutions than ever before. There…

Live More, Want Less

Live More, Want Less The above is the title of a book by Mary Carlomagno. I think it is a great Mantra. Live More, Want Less. Ultimately I believe we need to learn, or should I say, Re-Learn how to live with less stuff. We don’t really need 80% of the things we have. And…

What is your Storage personality?

So I have just taken this quiz: http://www.bhg.com/decorating/storage/quiz/ Feel free to take it too, and let me know how difficult you found it to be completely honest. I mean hwo many people are going to actually admit to the fact that they pile up their post for weeks on end and then eventually just stick…

Decluttering my wardrobe..

So I think I may have told you how I recently decluttered my wardrobe… It took a whole morning, and virtually all I did was put all my clothes on the bed and then go through every item and decide whether it should go in the –throw away- pile, the –keep- pile or the –give…

Furnishing a home and Clutter

Hi everyone, I am very excited to tell you about an article of mine which has been published in a local magazine here in Mallorca, where I live. I was commissioned to write about ‘Furnishing your home on a Budget’, and in order to do so I had to meet and interview several interior design…

If you don’t use it, lose it

Great mantra huh? I think I am going to try and keep it in mind this week. It worked for me last night, when I finally decided to face my wardrobe. It’s that time of year, when it is not really long-sleeve weather and it is quite time to pack away all the tights and…

The Monday Motivation Factor

It’s Monday today. Sigh. It’s that dreaded day when you feel you have to ”get up and at em” and GET THINGS DONE. Which I feel is essentially a good thing as you feel more motivated to do things on a Monday then you maybe do the rest of the week. Don’t all exercise regimes…

Living in a ‘throw away society’

I have been pondering a lot lately and writing very little. I read somewhere that ‘clutter is a problem of the new millenium’ and I think that is so true. Never before have humans been drowning in so much stuff, feeling lost in our own homes. Surely it should be simple. But the problem seems…

Living out of a suitcase, clutter free

I am on holiday with my husband at the moment, and being away from home has put a whole new perspective on my clutter problems. Being on holiday and away from home for a few days is always relaxing and I realise now that one of the reasons it is so relaxing is that you…

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